Revenge of eve G2K

It’s G2K (Get 2 Know) day over at Revenge of Eve.  Here are this week’s questions:

*Who is your hero?

My grandma

*What is their superpower?

Always keeping a positive attitude and a sense of humour.  She’s 101 and starting to dement, so she’s a bit disinhibited.  The last couple of years she’s started badmouthing her ex-husband (my grandpa) and how badly he treated her.  I think it’s awesome that she’s no longer bottling up all those emotions from so many years ago, and instead she’s just letting her rip.

*Where was your first kiss?

To be honest I don’t actually remember, although it wasn’t until I was around 19 or so.

*When was the first time you fell in love?

My first boyfriend.  I think I was 22 at the time.

*How did you know it was love?

He became my whole life.  Not the healthiest thing in the world, looking back.

*Why is love important?

The feeling of acceptance that goes along with love (or should, at least) is wonderful.

*Journal prompt: Write about your first love.

C was a bit of an ass.  We got along very well as friends, but rather than accepting me and my life he expected me to become more like him.  It took me a few years to realize that’s what was actually going on, but I’ve learned from him that I deserve to be with someone who accepts me 100% exactly the way I am.  I also learned that there is no room in my life for people who run in the other direction when I get sick.

A couple of years ago, I randomly bumped into him in a park after not seeing him for almost 10 years.  I was really unwell at the time, and barely able to string a coherent sentence together.  I made a half-assed attempt at polite small talk, but couldn’t manage it, and just turned and walked away.  My reaction bothered me because I hated the idea that he would think he had the power to upset me sufficiently so as to make me non-functional.  But such is life.


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  1. Meg says:

    I had a similar experience, although this guy was a friend, never a boyfriend. I ran into him outside of the local ice cream shop right after I’d had a psychotic break. I didn’t see him or even register his presence, but I believe him when he says he called out a greeting and I ignored it. (I was totally oblivious and blocking out the world.) In fact, I’d just written him a letter about how awful my life was, but after I ignored him, he thought, “Well, screw her, if she’s going to blow me off, I won’t answer her letter.” It took me years to recover from that. Now I hate the guy.

    I completely and compellingly agree that people who can’t handle mental illness just aren’t worth our times. I mean, in my case, he must’ve known how out of it I was, because it was all over the letter he’d just received! It wasn’t as if he thought I was blowing him off because I was too cool for him, or whatever. (Not that I’d ever treat someone that way!)

    He had other proof in black and white. (It was years before I reconnected with him long enough to find out why he’d never answered my letter, and that was why–he was miffed that I blew him off. He had no understanding or comprehension that I was out of my mind and didn’t even know he [and another mutual friend] was there.)

    I’m glad C’s out of your life! 😮

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