Be in denial. Tell everyone that you are totally over it and better off anyway. Party really, really hard for many days in a row. Feel proud of yourself in the mornings when you check your phone and confirm you did not drunk dial or text. Brush off the fleeting memory of your friend repeatedly taking away your cell phone from you as a drunken hallucination. Become a gym rat by day, happy hour junkie by evening and alcoholic by night. Tell everyone you have a firm grip on things when they check in, and boast about how you’re just too busy to really be sad.
Have it all be okay until one of your friends mentions over dinner that they saw your ex canoodling with someone at a restaurant last week. Pretend to not be phased. Ask if they thought it was a date and have them confirm. “Totally…
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