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Less upbeat: I finally wrote my email to Jeff's parents. I hope he's talked to them by now, but if he hasn't, I can't help it. I gave him plenty of time, and I told him he needed to tell them so it wouldn't be a surprise.

Now I'm trying very very hard not to cry at work. This is the one thing I haven't been able to block off or work through so far. Losing Jeff's family is like losing my own.

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ourika
Jul. 10th, 2003 02:31 pm (UTC)
Did he prefer that you not stay in touch with his family after the break-up? I know a lot of people stay in touch even after seperations.
collacentaur
Jul. 10th, 2003 02:49 pm (UTC)
I'm 90% sure we'll stay in touch.

But they won't be my family any more. I won't go there for Christmas, and I'll feel weird about randomly calling from the grocery store to ask questions.
soupkills
Jul. 10th, 2003 02:53 pm (UTC)
I know exactly how you feel.
turtle_morn
Jul. 10th, 2003 07:08 pm (UTC)
*hugs*

Any way you can find enough work (or other things) to do at work to at least not have to cope with this there? Hard stuff sucks enough without having to try to stay calm and professional during it...

(Randomly, my boss suggests you make hundreds of felt Christmas ornaments. She even told me where to buy the felt...)
collacentaur
Jul. 10th, 2003 07:59 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. You mean your boss is in on this too? I haven't even met your boss...
turtle_morn
Jul. 10th, 2003 08:14 pm (UTC)
Only vaguely. She needed to know where I'd be over vacation, in case she has a question. I just said I was visiting a friend who'd recently broken up, and she went into this 20 minute tangent about when her daughter's first finace called off the wedding, she had her daughter make hundreds and hundreds of felt Christmas ornaments, and that by the time she was done, it was years later, she was engaged again, and they had plenty of ornaments. This was wrong on so many levels, but I could do nothing but write down directions to the store that sells the felt and give a big, big fake smile.
collacentaur
Jul. 10th, 2003 08:05 pm (UTC)
For anybody who's actually reading comments - I'm going to post my email to them and their reply as a friends-only. Just because I feel like it.
justbishop
Jul. 15th, 2003 02:10 pm (UTC)
I hate reading these things in reverse... already said I'm here for ya, but it bears repeating... and you can never have too many hugs.

*hugs*
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