Dennis M. Ayotte, Jr. is La Prensa's resident Writer-at-large with many of his own MAN issues. Follow his column as his shares his tales of success, his failures, insecurities, unique views on life and occasional rants.
S.A..- Dennis M. Ayotte, Jr. is La Prensa's resident Writer-at-large with many of his own MAN issues. Follow his column as his shares his tales of success, his failures, insecurities, unique views on life and occasional rants.
By Dennis M. Ayotte, Jr
“They may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR FREEDOM!” shouted Mel Gibson in “Braveheart.” I thought he may have been yelling it to fire up his army before war, but it was really a warning about women (who knew).
When your girlfriend says, “let’s take a break,” we automatically take it literally—and that’s where we go wrong.
What she’s really saying is that she needs space and wants to test you. It’s another sneaky move by our counterparts, but genius nonetheless.
You think your newfound freedom allows you to go back to your single ways for a brief time but don’t be fooled. The minute we test the waters of the single life somehow your girlfriend’s best friend/aspiring TMZ investigator is there to capture your every move.
Before you get home, the news is already on Facebook and your girlfriend has “picture messages” of you dancing with random girls. Her relationship status has been changed to “it’s complicated” and all your guy friends have been interrogated (at least once).
As guys we would never tell our girlfriends we want a break. We just break up.
A break is just an opportunity for her to cheat on us with some other guy. We know a break means bad things or she wants a chance at the dude she’s seen at the gym everyday for the past three weeks.
I’ve tried the whole “break thing” twice and each time it ended ugly. No matter what I did I was going to lose. If they would of said “let’s just break up” instead of delaying the inevitable, we would of saved each other a lot of time and drama.
Quit fooling yourself by thinking that after the break everything’s going to be how it once was--it won’t.
The doubt is there and will likely fade, but never fully disappear. If you were ever lied to or were cheated on by someone, you will always have doubts. The doubt you have may vary in intensity but regardless is there nonetheless.
Think of the word “break.” It describes something that is broken, meaning it’s already broke and can’t be fixed into what it once was.
You can Super Glue it, duct tape it, staple it or whatever, but it’s never going to be the same. It’s a sad realization, but it’s the truth.
In all the history of the history that exists on the history concerning “breaks” in relationships, there has never been a case where it worked out. So spare yourself potentially having your car keyed and tires slashed and cut her off completely.
Even if it’s her idea, consider it a setup and avoid it at all costs.