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Same As It Ever Was...

Nearly all of my closest friends are having very serious relationship breakdowns and divorces. I hear about it all day at work from a friend of mine who is going through a horrible divorce and I hear about it nearly every night from other friends through e-mails and phone calls.

I dread going into to work and having to hear long, depressing stories about what horrible things my co-worker's husband did and said the night before. And the money problems. And the car problems. And the house problems. And the kid problems. And the dozens upon dozens of other impossible problems all tangled up and multiplying exponentially in a pile of cat puke.

Sometimes I think these relationship complaints are valid and other times I think the complaints are petty. But of course I'm always only getting one side of the story, with the exception of one couple with whom I'm blessed to hear both sides of the horrendous, on-going nightmare that is their divorce.

None of these friends know that I am completely and utterly strung-out and spent from hearing all about their relationship woes. No one realizes that I get off the phone with one friend in crisis and immediately get a call from another friend in crisis. I'm overwhelmed and a nervous wreck from worrying about all my friends and their kids and what's going to happen and how they're going to pay their mortgage and their attorney fees and their car insurance and their doctor bills....

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nameleswanderer
Mar. 4th, 2005 11:50 pm (UTC)
Friends are for venting. Unfortunately, we are all venting on you. Sorry. We just need to have a giant pizza party. No complaining allowed. You should call and vent on us when you need to. Don't keep it in.

Your one of the lucky few who actually has a great realtionship. We envy you. Does he have siblings that you can tell everyone about?

Time to look for a new job anyways. You should send out a resume at least once a week. You can't get a better job if you don't look.
bug_311
Mar. 5th, 2005 12:59 am (UTC)
Here's some good news, Seth and I are very happy! No complaints coming from over here... :) If I vent... it'll be about how one of my dog's vomited in someone's shoe... Or what pair of undies Little Dog chewed up this time. ;)
createdestiny
Mar. 5th, 2005 08:21 pm (UTC)
It's so refreshing to hear that you and Seth are doing well. Thanks.
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