The behavior of emotionally abusive partners is extremely painful to endure. People who are emotionally abused often feel belittled, worthless, vulnerable and trapped.
Mon amour, mon ami
Why do women drag guys to chick flicks? Why do the movie studios continue to crank out those silly, sappy romantic comedies year after year? Because women want to see these films and they want their dates to see them for a very important reason.
For this issue, since we’re focusing on tying up loose ends, we decided that a much-needed sequel to all of Paulo Coelho’s platitudes was necessary. Anyone can pretty much say anything nonsensical and sound like this bestselling author. He’s actually the master of saying things that are supposed to sound deep, but mean nothing at all. We gave it a try and this is what we came up with. If we didn’t tell you it wasn’t Paulo, would you have known? Our guess is no.
The girls are talking about purses and the new bra collection at La Senza. The guys discuss the latest soccer game and take turns poking fun at the supporters of the losing team, all in good fun. The waiter then comes back and asks everyone what they want to eat. And it starts.
When I moved back to Lebanon, we didn’t exchange a single Facebook comment, like or poke, but every couple of months we’d have a long, in depth phone conversation, because we care about staying in each other’s lives. Relationships, real relationships, need real nurturing, if someone’s important, we are proactive in keeping them in our lives. Those relationships nurtured on purpose, I love them more than relationships built by circumstances.