This is something I’ve probably mentioned before: I’m a sensitive person. And being the longest-running singleton in my group of friends, I tend to be the one who girls seek out after a breakup or a divorce because I’ve got this single thing down. I know the ropes. They often hope to learn something from that experience.
“I’m not feeling it but I would like to be friends.” is up there with my least favorite sentences of all time. It’s variations of this that are meant to let one down gently and often the other person genuinely would like to be friends.
But you know what? You don’t have to be friends after getting rejected. In fact, I don’t recommend it.
Sitting down to write this installment, I wanted to make sure it didn’t sound all about “me.” But I do want to highlight how families as a whole are affected by abuse. The abuser’s actions are brutally far-reaching for those with loving families.