Breaking up is hard to do

It seems like there are more than a fair amount people NOT living “happily ever after” around me in the past little while. Maybe it’s the time of year and people are gearing up for their hot summer fling and have decided to ditch last December’s dates, maybe it’s all just coincidence. Regardless, there are a number of fantastic and highly available women on the market right now. Myself included. In case you hadn’t figured that out yet.

The book has been both a driving and consoling factor in breakups as of late (note the increase in status, now referred to as “the book” much the same way as the pill is referred to as “the pill”). I’d love to quote from it right now, but like any good book owner, I read it and passed it on to someone who needed it more than I did. One of the lessons I’ve learned from the book and from the previous week or so is that guys are huge pussies (there, I said it, sorry for the language mom). This has now left us ladies with a great deal of responsibility in determining whether their need to spend every waking moment with us is really just insecurity or the constant jokes about getting married is really him being an insensitive douchebag, rather than the undying devotion we’d like to think it is. Which sucks. I’ve always been one to dive right into something without looking much first, because being able to enjoy life without being overly cautious is one of the greatest things in the world.

So, part of relationships at this stage in life is that we all start eventually getting a little banged up and carrying baggage, whether we like it or not. I think all single girls should start carrying a copy of the book in their purse, so the next time that someone buys you a drink and starts promising you the world you can whack them over the head with it and run. Run far away.


6 Responses to “Breaking up is hard to do”

  1. Slava Says:

    Oh, get off you high horse McCarthy.

  2. Jenny Says:

    You guys just just make it SO EASY to get up there.

  3. Mayhem Says:

    If you’re so clearly available on the market, maybe i need to drive my ass down there more often. 🙂

  4. Jenny Says:

    Anytime. And you have that sweeeeet little car too.

  5. Bobby Says:

    Having never read the book, I can’t speak for its content or message, but from what you’ve mentioned about it, it sounds like just another self-redeeming tool aimed at the market that make things like The Secret so popular; while the book may have some insight and make a few solid points, it overlooks the fact that men on the whole haven’t ever changed.

    Honestly, just ask anytime you like. I have women asking me all the time what “the problem with men” is. It’s not a problem, the problem comes in women thinking that men can change, or will change, or are anything but the simple creatures that we are.

    Men are basic. Biologically speaking, we can’t detect as many shades of colours, or so easily taste subtle flavours. We relate experiences more to action and effort than discussion or conversation. We’re territorial, and aggressive. We don’t dabble in emotion; you can ask your boyfriend how he feels about something, and when he tells you he doesn’t know, he’s not hiding anything, he’s serious.

    It sounds like your book is a good one, in that it demystified a lot of things for you, but know that men in general aren’t mysterious, and any concept to the contrary is strictly feminine in origin.

  6. Jenny Says:

    Without getting into a big discussion about the biological vs. social aspects of behavioral differences between genders, the message of the book is that men aren’t mysterious, if they don’t act like they like you, they don’t like you. One of the best points that they make is that the same is true for women. We do the exact same things. But a book on that subject wouldn’t sell nearly as many copies 😉

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