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Conversations 23 - What I Don't Understand

It is often said that you should let go of the people you love. The seemingly vague interpretation of 'let go' translates to setting them free from the relationship that weighs them down.

But what about the feelings of the other partner? Are they not worthy of the time and attention that they deserve?

You and I have always had contrasting approaches to make our relationship work. While I continue to try to give you all the freedom that you seek, you've been the one to tie me by your side with consistent efforts of making things work.

And yet, we continue to complain about the actions of one another, citing the lack of responsibilities as a potential deal breaker in the future. Our conflicting opinions don't take much to become arguments that would lead to fights, then silence, followed by introspection, understanding and a gain in respect for each other.

In fact, our differences have been so vast yet so effective that I often wonder if people should focus on finding partn…

Afraid 29

"I've always had bad experiences with nosy neighbours, except for that one time when my house was broken into. The only thing I remember from that night was waking up to a loud gunshot and, in between the dim lighting on my room and the ringing ears, I noticed the cop struggling to keep the robber down. Come to think of it, this was another bad experience with my neighbour, since it was the 'husband' who attempted to kill me for being too friendly with his wife."

Afraid 28

"Whenever I woke up from my nightmares, I'd find myself staring at the reflections in the large mirror to the left of my bed. The scary part, however, was when I would turn to the other side and experience the piercing gaze of a man in the window."