Just gonna leave this right here: http://www.salon.com/2012/08/16/andy_borowitz_not_funny/
Personally, I am reminded of the ancient Greek interpretation of the sphinx (as seen in Oedipus Rex and elsewhere), where a female sphinx serves as a guardian who challenges passersby with riddles that are difficult to solve. Given the complete ignorance of the slavery metaphor in "A Subtlety" demonstrated by many white visitors, who choose to see Instagrammable fun instead, this seems particularly apt.
By Treerunner on A Mayor, Unworthy
all these Bloomberg comparisons need to stop.
You could probably make it lock with a large enough hammer.
@Charlotte Flax: Salad zionism.
I'm sorry, you forgot about President Joe Scarborough.
These two sentences: "I don't like the way he never speaks with certainty. I wish he took more interest in my career or we had more shared passions." Look at them squarely. These three things will never change. Never ever. Can you accept these things bothering you for the rest of your life? Will you respect him in 40 years if he still has never spoken with certainy? Will you trust him if he never takes an iota more interest in your career than he does today?
I have to say, it's concerning to me that you started an affair right after you got engaged. Seems like some part of you inside was shouting "Noooooo!" I'd recommend trusting your gut here.
With the affair, was part of you hoping you'd get caught and then you'd have a get-out-of-engagement free card? But then he was surprisingly forgiving and wanting to work it out and now you're feeling stuck?
Even though he's being all sweet and thus you might think you owe it to him to go through with this, you don't. If you think you're likely to be unhappy in this marriage, it is kinder to *him* to get out now, as well as kinder to yourself.
Don't worry about feeling silly about the on-again-off-again-on-again thing. Don't worry about what other people might say. You are the person who has to live your life.
I can relate so much to LW. Being there, done that. It is painful breaking up with someone that has been a big part of your life but nothing will make this right. He is who he is and you are who you are. I used to hound my first boyfriend to change, now I feel like the nerve of me, there was nothing wrong with him, we just didn't fit. Some 20 years later, I had a chance to speak to him and he is still the same person, I am single now and do not ever wish that I was back with him and I know he will take me back in a heart beat. I wish I hadn't idealized our relationship because it came at the cost of making me waste most of my 20's and making myself feel back for leaving something that just wasn't right for
When I read the last sentence of this letter, horror movie music plays in my mind.
@Mr. B I clicked play because, hey, Tegan and Sara! Don't make the same mistake I did.