Thursday, October 19, 2006

McVie’s Surviving Unrequited Love

1. If he tells you he’s straight, forget him. Even if he exhibits more-than-usual signs that he can “turn gay”, forget him. The fact that he told you he’s straight is just another way of saying You’re not the right gay guy who’ll make me switch teams.

2. If he’s gay and he says “let’s just be friends” then he’s really not that into you.

3. Don’t be naïve to think the two of you can “just be friends,” at least in the next few years or so. Friendship cannot flourish if one of you is pining still.

4. Try to avoid bumping into him. And if you do, keep the contact to a minimum. If you bump into each other in a bar, dance club or even bathhouse, initiate a tactical retreat. In other words, leave (even if you haven’t had a drink, dance or fuck). Believe me, the waste of money isn’t commensurate to the waste of excess emotional confusion or pain.

5. Don’t read his blog/LJ/Multiply/or any online site of his. You say you just want to know what’s going on with his life? Bullshit. Deep down inside you’re just looking for clues, even the tiniest sign of hope for you and your lost cause. Just face it; yours is a lost cause.

6. Repeat after Madonna: There’s no greater power than the power of goodbye.

7. Remember that fear of rejection shouldn’t stop you from taking a chance again on someone else. If you succeed in this, tell me how.

Comments:
Thanks, McVie. Wise words indeed. Stupid me if I don't listen.

I have been initiating tactical retreats everytime I see him. But silly me thinks that I see some pain in his eyes. Maybe he IS pining for me? Whatever.

There's no greater power that the power of goodbye. There's no greater power that the power of goodbye. There's no greater power that the power of goodbye.
 
It's possible that there truly IS pain in his eyes. But that won't make him love you the way you want him to. Just think of that pain as his selfish need to keep you on his leash.
 
Mcvie.. Aboslutely true. Very very wise words. I do hope that you finally find someone available very soon. Boyfriends make for killer blog entries!
 
JEDD: I have no idea how "boyfriends make for killer blog entries" but I'll take your word for it. :-)
 
i'm guilty of doing number 5. thanks for the heads up mcvie!
 
Dear Utakgago: No problem on the heads-up!

Haaay. :-) Tayong mga Pisces talaga, gustong-gusto maging masokista't drama queens. Pero kayang-kaya din natin maging praktikal at maging mas rational. We're a different breed, and we will survive. :-)
 
Well, sometimes you have to do what you have to do. Some things are out of your emotional control. We all end up doing what we really want to do anyway. We know about rules 1-7, even if its just common sense. But we don't want to follow common sense...and we don't. As Woody Allen once said, "The heart wants what it wants."

And also, unrequited love, or even short-term love, can be a beneficial experience. Just because something doesn't last forever doesn't mean that there isn't any value in it. It can have tremendous value if we let it.

-Jim
 
may plagiaristic tendencies si kuya. sobrang familiar lang ng wording. anyhow, thanks for the pieces of advice. :)
 
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