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Why are you heartbroken? Your average CP article rating is 4.85 - that's no small feat. Plus, you're clearly smart and capable of carrying on without your boyfriend. If he asked you not to talk to him anymore, he's clearly not worth talking to! Get well, get your attendance back up, write more articles and have an awesome life! Don't let small people make a big difference in your life!
Many young men find intelligent and competent young women intimidating. The only advice I will give you is not to compromise; somewhere out there is someone who can appreciate you for what you are, rather than what he'd like you to be.
As for the rest (sickness, rain, stairs, squash, studies), that's just life - some days you get honey, other days you get onions. The important thing is not to let it depress you.
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
-- 6079 Smith W.
I feel your pain. I am sitting here, on my computer, while working on my wife's computer. It pulled a MEMORY MANAGEMENT Blue Screen of Death. The house is not air conditioned and it is 10F degrees warmer and much dryer than normal for late September. Rain would be appreciated – my pastures are starting to brown from lack of rain. My wife and both children (all three are college students!) are studying for an exam tomorrow, leaving me to do all of the daily chores – both the household chores and the ranch chores.
Feeling ill just makes everything worse for you. But it could be much worse. From your use of words, I would assume that you are at least 40 years younger than I – Yep, I am a "retired" senior citizen.
The good news is that boyfriends and girlfriends are replaceable. I know, at first, it hurts. Better to find out about potential relationship problems before marriage. If you cannot work them out, you can both walk away. After marriage, it is significantly more difficult and much more painful.
If you want to talk, email me directly. I usually can write back late at night or shortly after midnight US Central Time.
I see this as more an intra-family conflict, rather than a "life-work" conflict ... of course, that does not mean it's any less troubling for you.
imho, your reasons for not following demands you had no input into are solid, and you have every right to say to anyone who has problems with your necessary work-related choices ... whatever you want to say.
«One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.» Salvador Dali
The second one (in just over a month) interferes with a long planned rival college football game and weekend visit with my brother-in-law and wife. Strike two!
My Saturday was alright but Sunday was much different.
I'd been running fevers and had random sweating all week (hair wringing wet sweats) so the Mrs told me I looked to ill to go to church. She went and while she was gone I went to hang my pants back up. Reached down to the bed to grab them and the back seized up. It's happened before and I've just had to move slowly and be careful for a couple of days. This time though, I laid down and an hour later when I tried to get up, it was pain just short of kidney stone pain*. Took me 20 minutes to figure out a way to get to a standing position, the sweat this time was from pain. When she got home, we went to the Emergency Room and got to be there for 6 hours. Feel a lot better today, morphine was my friend.
*I was delirious with a kidney stone, was able to keep hold mentally this time.