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Dumped After 10 Years Part 3

Updated on November 3, 2009

Gurl, Let's Talk!

Life Lessons

Someone once said "Life is Truer than Fiction."  I've found that statement to be true.  The events that can and will unfold in the lives of the people around us should remind us to be thankful for every peaceful and stable moment I've been blessed with.

As a counselor, many people who call with drama, hurt, rejection, and pain.  In these times I've committed myself to instill in them that as long as there is God, there is hope.  Of course, one doesn't have to choose that path of resolution to their issues but it's what works for me.  Others will choose a method of self-exploration or avenues of psychiatric care.  The most important thing is to get good, solid help when emotionally overwhelmed.

I'm sharing with you another excerpt from not only Sarah's life but Linda, Joyce, and mine.  A reminder that life will teach us hard and difficult lessons but we each must rise to its challenge!

The Road of Recovery

Sarah arrived to the Station this morning looking crisp and clean. She managed to plaster her "in public" smile as she stood in front of us.

Of course, Linda was the first one to chime the usual question "how are we dealing with things today?" It was as though I audibly heard the shatter of glass breaking when a baseball comes barreling through a pane of glass. I lswiftly ooked away, almost praying that the train would arrive before Sarah would be forced to answer Linda's question.

Sarah looked down at the beautiful light gray pair of slacks that she was wearing and said "I had these pants in the back of the closet. A few years ago I couldn't get in them!" Sadly Sarah almost said in a whisper "It's not the ideal way to lose weight."

Linda in her cheery kind of way tried to encourage Sarah to eat better today, even if she didn't feel like it. Sarah tried to perk up and said that the her favorite meal was on the menu at work today and she was hoping that it would encourage her to eat more.


Even though the train pulls away from the station, Sarah's situation is still on our mind.  Linda rides with her on a different car but Joyce, and myself are in another car.  Our conversation is filled with "what can Sarah do to make a smoother transition through this situation on her journey?"

I related to Joyce that I've seen "Him" (the ex) on the Express train before our usual 6:18 a.m. train.  In other words, he's not working the night shift as he had already told Sarah.  Or perhaps Sarah knowingly told us that to spare herself the pain of knowing that he was on the train ahead of us.

You can't but help to ask yourself the question, how would I feel?  Would I have made the same choices? or Could I simply just move on?

Answer the poll and let me know how you feel about it?

Until next time...Gurl, Let's Talk!...


If you were Sarah, what would you do?

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      Lady Summerset 8 years ago from Willingboro, New Jersey

      Greetings Barbara,

      I know what your saying. It reminds me of my "first" romantic encounter as a teenager. Boy, I cried and cried. Of course, Mom said I would get over it! I didn't, he came back from the service, and we got married!

      Thanks for your comment.

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      Barbara Hart 8 years ago

      There is no need to do anything but to go on with your life, although I know that would be hard to do, but life goes on.

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      Lady Summerset 8 years ago from Willingboro, New Jersey

      Thanks for your comment bayareagreatthing, I'll keep you updated.

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      bayareagreatthing 8 years ago from Bay Area California

      Great hub- I am looking forward to more!