Never Send the Letter!

Emily and Mary Katharine talk break-ups—coping with them, coming back from them, getting your girlfriends to keep you from being crazy through them. They turn over some emotional stones, take us back in time to high school, where they listened to Jewel and Alanis and did really embarrassing things. There was a lot of cringing. Enjoy!

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  1. EtCarter Inactive

    Thanks, Ladybrains! Perfect timing on this topic. At least one member of our family brought up a high-school break-up memory (This sibling was the one broke up with), which prompted another siblings unexpected confession of being the bad-one in the b-u as well.

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  2. Full Size Tabby Member
    Full Size Tabby

    The stories of high school romance drama reminded me that our son (graduated from high school in 2006) said early in high school that he had no interest in having a girlfriend because he didn’t want to deal with the girl drama that he saw his peers dealing with. In college he remained steadfastly “no girlfriend.” As a consequence, he was a safe shoulder for women to cry on. He heard lots of sob stories. Surprisingly for a guy in engineering school on an ROTC scholarship, he learned to listen and not to try to fix anything. 

    We were therefore surprised when he suddenly introduced us three years ago to the woman who is now his wife. Their Wuhan virus challenge is that they are not confined together – he is on U.S. Air Force temporary duty in another state, and travel restrictions prevent her from visiting him. 

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  3. LisaEastKy Inactive

    Y’know, I think it was Emly who said that putting something on instagram for gratuitious compliments being an acceptable way of trying to cheer up during a breakup. Well, it occurs to me that maybe that’s why Martha posted that glam shot of herself! It’s just the type of picture the ladies were talking about, right? The kind where everybody is like “wow you look amaaaazing!” & you hope the ex sees it and eats his heart out.

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  4. Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito Contributor
    Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito


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  5. Allie Hahn Coolidge
    Allie Hahn

    After a TERRIBLE breakup in high school, I didn’t send a letter… but I did write an email… but I didn’t send it… but he saw it anyway. How? I wrote it and sent it to MY inbox, and he had my login so I was hoping he’d read it. He did (I knew because it was marked as read and I had left it unread). Yikes, what a cringy person I was then. 😅

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