I know this is going to sound terrible.
But I don't care.
I no longer care.
And that, People...is a major break through for me.
I did not pick up EWO at the airport.
I did not call her the night she arrived.
I did not call her the next day either.
My phone finally rang in the evening.
EWO was hesitant and talking like she was stepping on egg shells with me.
She did not know how to handle me. How to manipulate me.
I had changed the rules.
She gently pried...laying out traps in which to snare me into taking her into my home. Into feeling obligated and guilty so that I would drive her around and entertain her while she was in my city.
Slow drips of poison that I saw coming and stepped away from.
She will be here 3 weeks.
I will not see her until the 3rd week and only then so I can give her friend a break.
I have broken the hold.
I have begun walking the path that will remove her from my life.
She's had 44 years of me.
Its time to say enough.
6 years ago