Rejected -- Again!

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Rejected -- Again! (What should Rachelle do? What would YOU do?)

Upon arriving home, poor Rachelle could do nothing else but run to her room and cry face down into her pillow. Good thing she had her best friend Angele nearby who offered her a shoulder to cry on. -- by Joan A Brown

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Submitted: October 11, 2013

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Rejected -- Again! (What should Rachelle do? What would YOU do?)

\"\"Rachelle hadn't seen Keith since the previous Saturday when they both attended a conference together. Now here it is Thursday and Rachelle was missing Keith so much she decided on her way home from work to pay Keith a surprise visit at home. When Rachelle arrived at the home she had to wait almost 10 minutes before someone came to answer the door, even texting Keith's cell phone number to get his attention. Finally, Yvonne, the home owner, came to the door and after a brief exchange of greetings with her; Rachelle proceeded to the living room where she could hear Keith jovially speaking to someone on the phone.

She leaned her head in to wave to him. He waved back but made no effort to get up to greet her. Rachelle felt somewhat rejected but thought, “It's okay. Now that he notices that I’m there, he will cut the conversation short and acknowledge me.” After all, she hadn't seen him for almost 4 days...

Well, not only did Keith continue his conversation on the phone for 20 more minutes while Rachelle stood around waiting for him, she could tell from over hearing the voice on the other end of the phone that Keith was actually on the phone with another woman. Her heart sank but she tried not to jump to any conclusions. After all, she had 'male friends' why shouldn't he have female friends', right?

To distract her mind, Rachelle made a cup of coffee and settled in on the opposite end of the sofa near Keith still hoping he'll excuse the woman he was talking to from off the phone and acknowledge her presence. No such luck! Keith kept on talking to his female friend about mundane things for several more minutes while Rachelle sipped on her coffee patiently waiting for him.

After nearly 30 minutes the phone conversation suddenly cut off for reasons unknown to Rachelle. Keith replaced the phone on the receiver and said hi to Rachelle. At that point there was a brief 5 minute chit chat about each other's day when the phone rang again. Much to Rachelle's dismay, it was the same woman calling back again! Instead of Keith telling his female friend he had to go because he had company waiting for him, he gathered up the phone and settled into another chair across the room ready to continue another long conversation with the woman all the while leaving poor Rachelle sitting alone on the sofa sipping on coffee and looking at the four walls.

Well, Rachelle could stand the rejection no longer! She finished her coffee, washed her cup and motioned a wave over to Keith that she was leaving. There was still no effort made by Keith to discontinue his phone conversation. Rachelle threw on her jacket and proceeded to the door when Keith finally got up and gave her a quick hug, in the meantime the phone still plugged to his ears talking to his female friend.

With her heart crushed, Rachelle made her way out the door to her car feeling so rejected and humiliated she thought she would never make the drive home from the sheer pain in her heart. This type of disrespect and rejection from Keith has happened to Rachelle from the very beginning of their relationship. She is forced to feel the devastation of loving a man who not only doesn't love her the way that she loves him, but who also doesn't respect her.

Upon arriving home, poor Rachelle could do nothing else but run to her room and cry face down into her pillow. Good thing she had her best friend Angele nearby who offered her a shoulder to cry on. -- by Joan A Brown

 ** Everyone deserves to be acknowledged **

Would love to hear your thoughts and comments on this little scenario. What should Rachelle do?


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