I say get me there already!
I came across this TIME article about how break ups can be likened to being addicted to cocaine. Now I for one haven’t tried that 90’s drug most commonly used by investment bankers and traders (I think I was too young then and couldn’t be bothered to start now) but I think I might know the feeling. I could have written that article because many a times I have told my friends that it feels like some sort of an addiction. The constant back and forth, and yes, the “inappropriate phoning, writing or e-mailing, pleading for reconciliation, sobbing for hours, drinking too much…” but as I type this I find myself chuckling a bit. Everyone goes through the same steps. It’s like the 12 step program for Alcoholics Anonymous but this time it’s for Relationship Rejectees.
Thankfully I think I’ve entered my next step to recovery and am now in my anger phase and thoughts of “How could he… while I wait for him, he’s out there getting his fix… I didn’t deserve that… What was I thinking…” come to mind. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that I might not relapse back into the denial stage of missing the good times but as any drug addict will tell you, there’s always that chance of going back a step (I talk as if I have druggie friends – but I don’t). I’m taking one day at a time and it seems to be working. I’ve been sober for a good few days now and it’s only a matter of time until the final stage of indifference sets in and once I’m there – SUCCESS! Cannot. Wait!