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Ending A Relationship When The Parties Are At Different Emotional Stages

After my friend and I had met up a couple of months ago in the hope — my hope — that we would shed light on our conflict last year, I wasn’t fully confident that I was making the right … Continue reading

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Transcending My Rescuing Tendency — Thanks To Her Lack Of Apology

An apology, even a sincere, proper and adequate one, does not guarantee the restoration of the trust or relationship that was broken — especially more so when there isn’t any apology extended, when there’s no effort to make amends. Forgiveness … Continue reading

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Finding The Balance In The Exchange Of Energies In Our Friendship

I was able to express myself more openly and more freely. Our friendship allowed me to do that — practice overcoming my fear of rejection and expressing myself without hesitation. And for that, I’m most grateful. Every time my friend … Continue reading

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Of Friendships And Betrayal

I went back and forth with what and how much I was going to share about how I felt betrayed by a close friend last year. The only friend I had for that matter. I went through several drafts. Each … Continue reading

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Loss Of Interest In People’s Problems & Dramas — Rescuing No More

Why are they not confiding in me? Why am I not the go-to person when they need guidance and counselling? I used to ask myself those questions when I felt so envious that my high school friends would choose someone … Continue reading

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“Now I’ve had the time of my life…..”

I’m enjoying my quiet time at the poolside. Reading. Writing. I have the place to myself, woo-hoo! 😀 Not for long, though. A guy who is either in his late teens or early 20s arrives and occupies the table next … Continue reading

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Changing How I Look At Others’ ‘Wrongful’ Behaviors

Wasn’t I, too, at one point in my life, clueless with what’s going on in my immediate surroundings? Wasn’t I, too, so caught up with the demands of my job which was all that mattered to me then? Wasn’t I, … Continue reading

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