"I'm done with this conversation..." and slams the phone down on you. And all you were doing on a Thursday evening was -- oh, I don't know -- sleeping, reading, or otherwise sitting in your own home minding your own business...? How do you deal with people like that? I have been going through a rough couple of weeks, trying to deal with the death of my close friend, and it has been more difficult than I would have imagined.
I don't understand marriage, and I don't understand marital discord. I think that is why God created marriage counsellors. I lead a very simple life, I go to work, I come home, I blog, I read, I draw and paint. I enjoy time with my friends. I try to keep some semblance of normalcy, calmness and serenity in my life. It's actually very easy to do. I cannot be responsible, however, for other people's state of mind, or how they live their lives. I cannot help other people in that regard, because let's face it, people never listen to me anyway, so why ask for my advice? But I draw the line at becoming a lightning rod for other people's problems. I have had enough of that.
My plan this week was to take four days off, get my sense of balance back after the past couple of weeks, and find my centre again. Nice try... As Dorothy Parker said, "What fresh hell is this...?"
My advice to anyone who is in a bad relationship, "Get out of it... If you don't want to get out of it, then get professional help for whatever is making the relationship turn sour. Life is too short to be so miserable and unhappy all the time. But, please, leave me out of your turmoil, because you never listen to my advice or suggestions anyway. It always follows the same routine, doesn't it? All it has done is upset me. Again... For the 100th time... Thanks."
"How am I? Oh, just great ... swell ... thanks for asking..."