Is there some kind of rule that dictates that...

..just when you finally feel like you're getting things under control in one part of your life, the other part decides to just fall apart. So now that my professional drama is sorted out, I'm getting hit with just how bad my love life is.

I think I just ate half a tub of Ben and Jerry's (and I only eat ice-cream in emergencies). I just read an email from the Mad Hatter, who is in a funk and telling me that we should call each other less, etc. etc.

Part of me feels like I shouldn't be surprised, things were heading in this direction, but now I feel that the hatchet has been thrown down, and the coffin closed, and the timing just seems out of the blue to me. I think I will have to call it a night and go to bed and hope this situation looks less ice-cream worthy tomorrow, because I'm in no shape for a binge right now, but damn, the email break-up feels brutal.


Notorious Ph.D. said...

Oh. Ouch.

Last long-term bf broke up with me via e-mail. Coward. This was in October (a couple of years ago). By January, he was engaged, and by April, married. Sometimes, it just sucks.

But here's the thing: If your professional life is working, then you are growing (and not in that too much Ben and Jerry's way). This is your chance to see where this will take you, without negotiating. I've always grown the most when I'm single.

But I know that doesn't make it hurt less. ((hugs))

EcoGeoFemme said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. Sending virtual hugs your way.

AliceAcademic said...

Thanks for the virtual hugs. And Notorious, thanks for making me laugh while sharing more of your wisdom with me.

Just so that this doesn't turn into a self-pity blog, I've made plans to have dinner and go watch "W" with a few of my new friends tonight, and Mr. Ben and Mr. Jerry are banned from my house. I may have to get one of those police warrants to keep them a certain distance from me at all times.

AliceAcademic said...

oops...Not a warrant, I meant a restraining order.