The Dark and the Light of It

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The Dark Side
Looks like my son lied to me about when he knew he wasn’t going to make it home for Christmas AND his sister told me he is staying with his dad when he does get here

The Light Side
I think he did it to spare my feelings

The Dark Side
My friend, just diagnosed with breast cancer, found out it’s worse than originally thought

The Light Side
She is very tough and positive

The Dark Side
I am eating everything in sight (and there’s a lot of it, and it’s making me feel sick) out of boredom, anxiety, gluttony, and sometimes, hunger

The Light Side
No one is supposed to lose weight during the holidays.  I have plenty to eat and everything is tasty.

The Dark Side
Seems like everyone is ready for me to be done wrestling with being divorced

The Light Side
And then the next day, they listen with compassion

The Dark Side
My daughter tells me what I want to hear, like that she’ll try to get a job during break, but she has no intention of keeping her word, even when I give her leads I know about, and she later gives me bullshit excuses that she think’s I’m dumb enough to believe as legitimate reasons

The Light Side
My daughter still talks to me, and I can remember being JUST LIKE THAT with my mother.

The Dark Side
“-” said that he’s sick of hoping that the integrity he has shown during our separation and divorce would ingratiate himself to me, some of our old friends, and both kids at various times.  That’s because the one promise he didn’t keep — to honor me, his wife who he made vows to, his children’s mother, his friends and family who enjoyed my company — through marriage and divorce he treated me with exceeding disrespect — outweighs all the things he is hoping will add back up to make me, our kids, some of our friends, and his family, trust, or at least, tolerate him again

The Light Side
I’ll have to get back to you on that last one

 

 

 

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