Crying Wolf

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

The eventuality of crying wolf


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This is about a toxic relationship that I just left for the last time, each time he's insisted that we stay friends.

I cannot wait for the day that you no longer take residence in my mind.
Slowly you dissipated from my planners and calendars. 
Like molasses I stopped talking to you.
 
I think you can't stand not being the center of attention. 
You still pop up once you've decided you haven't heard from me in long enough.
As if it didn't happen
Like you didn't lead me on and betray me.
 
You can't stand to let anyone around you go. 
You always blamed that on your damage.
You're all too aware that all I want is to wash my hands of you,
So you blame my damage for that. 
 
So it seems like, together we're overcoming something.
It's so noble when you put it like that. 
 
Sometimes you throw in cries for help,
Just to see if I'll still show up for you. 
I'll bend and ear, but that's not what you want.
All I can do is watch.
 
I'm sure you'll find a way to call me a bad friend, 
Which is fine.
I was always your friend, you were never mine.
 
 You took advantage of that our imbalance.
And you took, 
And took, 
And took.
Until I was too tired to give. 
 
You're someone else's problem now.
Someday, you'll be your own problem. 


Submitted: May 18, 2020

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Jobe Rubens

What an absolute nightmare scenario. You both have to be very mature to stay friends. No jealousy. But when does this ever work - mostly never! Amicable splits are very rare. He's trying to play on the history you once had - that old trick! It sounds like you're DONE. Maybe sit down - in a public area - and tell him so. You have to be FIRM. Don't look away. Eye contact is important. No smiling. You don't have to be rude or hurtful. Then walk away. Never speak to him again. The penny has to drop - he has to understand it's OVER. Walk straight past him if he's on the same sidewalk. It's tough treatment, I know, but he'll eventually get the message. How do I know? Because in my youth, I WAS this needy guy. I'm so much stronger now. The lesson I was taught was a very long time ago. The woman who did it broke me. I needed to be utterly destroyed. We all have to go through it sooner or later. As a person, we have to evolve. Or we make the same mistakes over and over again. Good luck!

Mon, May 18th, 2020 3:31pm

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Thanks for the advice!

Tue, May 19th, 2020 3:43am

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