Tuesday, March 10, 2009


These are not the best of times. Relationships are falling apart all around me. In the past week, two of my best friends broke up with their boyfriends -- and not by choice. Both reacted in extremely different ways. One retreated to her apartment for several days because she couldn't bear to face the world. Yesterday, just when she was beginning to pull herself back from the edge, our mutual friend, distraught over being unceremoniously dumped by her boyfriend of several months, jumped from her third-floor balcony.

As the second friend lies in the hospital in a coma fighting for her life (or, sadly, maybe not even), the ex-boyfriend insists that he doesn't care if she lives or dies. Two days ago, he was telling her that he loves her and couldn't imagine life without her. I've always said that Argentinian men are hot and cold, but this, this is not even human behavior.

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