Hey rx and hi everyone (thanks for the reply Geoff, expand away!)
Much to the Premier's indignation we're no longer considered a part of Sydney lol!
Never were before but all of sudden we were bundled in there.
So we've been under same LD conditions as Sydney all this time, 3 months and counting.
Yes the attitude towards the virus is varied from country to country indeed.
OZ is making the news in America far more than any C19 news about their own country - media hey.
But when BF tells me stuff he can't believe he's reading, I say yep, saw that happen or yep that's true.
Anyway back to the lost in love topic.
Hugs Waterfront, this time is hard.
I hope the bandaid can be ripped off quickly now.
Some times it takes a looooong darned time to see someone's true colours. As I read once a long time ago "When someone SHOWS you who they are, believe them the FIRST time". I wish I'd gone with that when I first met son's GF, she was the rudest young person I'd EVER met (and I've know hundreds!).
One son had his whole life put through the wringer because he loved his GF. Moved way down South, began Year 12 at a costly school. She broke up with him a few weeks later and he didn't tell us. He was hoping she'd change her mind. But her and the whole family became more abusive towards him.
He moved into a tiny attic room the day of LD.
Thank God for LD for him and us. He's been home this whole time. He was down to 50kg and he's almost 6ft tall. That was a 13kg loss as I'd asked him to weigh himself before he left, he was 63kg then - mama just KNEW this was a very bad idea.
He's NOT good, but still, he continued his studies. Last week he trumped his Maths exam scoring almost 100% - his teacher can't find an error so passed it to another Maths teacher in another school to mark lol.
Yesterday ex GF said she wanted to catch up with him (yeah she's moved back up here too ugh!)... and he said "Nahhh I don't want to do that thanks". He's only responding bec they'll all end up back down there for the HSC exams come November. After that he never wants to speak to her again.
And good for that too.
I saw a funny convo in the Mindhunter series on Netlfix, about what a father said to his son about Love.
I can't phrase it here, it'd be moderated out but it was SO funny!
SPOT ON TOO.
It can really tug at the deepest parts of our soul.
Tbh I'm really grateful I have the capacity to love and experience this emotion. Shame it can cause so much suffering.