Blinded by love?
Valerie gathered her four best friends for a Martini Party to talk about the status of her one-year relationship with Dennis.
They hadn’t seen her in weeks and wondered what the heck was going on. She had been hook, line and sinker in love with this cowboy- and they wondered how long it would last.
With his encouragement (read: to make him happy) she lost weight, changed her classic Nordstrom’s wardrobe to more risqué attire- involving boots, shorter skirts and tops that were very Va Va Voom.
She changed her hair color- he liked brunettes. He also liked a mane of massive curls- she got a permanent. She thought she looked like Little Orphan Annie- he said she looked, “hot”
She even shocked herself when she took a Pole Dancing class in the City. She gave up her tickets to the opera and the symphony and found herself actually attending NASCAR events.
Her Ivy League credentials and her impressive resume-landed her a job as the VP of Finance for a small start up – in no time, it was taking off like a bat out of hell. Initially, she worked long hours- as the company steadied it’s course – she found herself slipping out earlier each week.
Her co-workers watched her morph from a conservative, tailored, corporate image to a faux Burning Man devotee.
Dennis had introduced her to “dive bars” and they had half-dozen sites they rotated in and out of. That afternoon, Valerie arrived early at The Crazy Pelican and saw a woman sitting on Dennis’ lap.
An empty beer pitcher and a package of Marlboro’s were on the table.
She stopped dead in her tracks.
He saw her and slurred, “Come on over, baby. I want to introduce you to Tiffany.”
C’est Fini, baby!
All it took was that one sick scenario for Valerie to wake up and realize she had been bamboozled by love. It was as though the gods had thrown a lightning bolt at her. Bam!
She walked out and never looked back.
He called twice. He texted her five times. And she never heard from him again.
She promptly donated her “Dennis wardrobe” to Goodwill and pulled on her own life again.
“You have power over your mind – not outside events.
Realize this, and you will find strength.”
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