We know when the object of our affection is keeping us at arm’s length and there is nothing we can do about it. Delayed responses to our bids for attention are exactly what they imply–that they are not interested.

It’s hard to accept but we must somehow accept the painful truth and deal with it somehow. We must learn to keep them at Arm’s length too while we lick our wounds and recoup our energy. Maybe eventually being in contact with them once again won’t hurt so much.

Meanwhile, we should prioritize self-preservation.

(c) Niconica 2012