My dear Jil,
You’ve got to find a way to scale your past.
I hope you don’t believe this gentleman. He’s taking you for granted. He stands you up and texts you the next day that he couldn’t call because his phone had problems. Tell me, is there only one phone in the entire country? Was he marooned on a desert island? Siberia? He had no access to any phone, not even a friend’s phone or the phone of a family member? You really don’t understand men do you? Here’s what I think happened (and don’t let anyone insult your intelligence in the name of love):
My dear Jil…
My dear Jil, Mills & Boon (the romance paperback series) may have successfully sold lies to women! There’s always a hunk in these novels – a glistering bronzed Adonis with “piercing blue eyes.” Did I mention that he has a day-old stubble on his chin, drives an Alfa Romeo (always very fast) and looks rugged unshirted.
I was thinking of you the other day, and I said to myself, “He ought to take time off at the beginning of every year to meditate and strategise on his life!” Indeed, everyone should take time off to meditate on life, career, or business. That’s what big corporations do! They review and plan. It’s a factor of their success. They review the previous year, set targets for the new year, think through possible challenges.