Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Mid-Week Reads: Advice Columns and Relationships

I found this about Geek Social Fallacies, and it describes the behavior of quite a few people I've known, especially when I was younger. And they weren't necessarily geeks too, so I think a lot of people feel like this about friendship when they're younger. You might find it interesting.

I'm an obsessive reader of advice columns, and while I'm hooked on Carolyn Hax and Captain Awkward and That Bad Advice right now, this makes me think I should be trawling through the archives of Dear Sugar:
You are not a terrible person for wanting to break up with someone you love. You don’t need a reason to leave. Wanting to leave is enough. Leaving doesn’t mean you’re incapable of real love or that you’ll never love anyone else again. It doesn’t mean you’re morally bankrupt or psychologically demented or a nymphomaniac. It means you wish to change the terms of one particular relationship. That’s all. Be brave enough to break your own heart.

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