“Our surest way of disappointing him will be to ask him nothing about it” said Elizabeth Bennet to Caroline Bingley.
There is truth to this.
Don’t ask them questions
— any kind of questions, especially ones that make you feel most naked.
Especially if them is a him.
Take that affection and put it in plants.
At least, they will grow –
even fucking succulents – who are as dramatic
as dramatic can be
will return more affection.
then take that affection and put it into making a nice reading corner for yourself. Preferably where there is light and water to drink. Sit here every morning and think about life on this purple sofa next to the window and think, and ask — and really ask yourself – is there anywhere else you would rather be?