I will arrive wearing my new confidence like a well-tailored suit. CHECK
I will smile. Separating is a good thing. Let’s do it! CHECK
I will treat him politely, as I would a stranger. No TMI given or taken. CHECK
I will go with a goal of moving as many pieces forward as possible. CHECK (although, not many pieces were moved)
I will have calm nerves and a calm gut. CHECK
I will use “I” statements instead of sarcasm. CHECK
I will see him, and treat him, like a stranger. No inside jokes or personal digs. CHECK – (I reacted to some of his words like, “My tolerance of you is very low.” But, I didn’t do too badly.
I will state my point of view fearlessly and with the respect it deserves. CHECK
If I cannot do these things, I will excuse myself, leave money for my share, and exit. ACTUALLY, HE LEFT AND I HAD TO PAY THE WHOLE BILL. OH WELL.
I will leave proud of my behavior. CHECK – (I got a little heated but not too bad)
I will leave proud of my word choices. CHECK – (There was a little “yes I did/no you didn’t)
I will leave proud of my decisions. CHECK
I will leave relieved. CHECK
I will leave and take an Ativan, if needed. NO NEED
I will leave to have dinner with my fascinating, uplifting daughter. CHECK
I will leave the space he occupies and look forward customizing my own space. CHECK