Have you ever been madly, passionately, deeply in love with someone and then it ends? And you think that’s the worst thing that will ever happen to you… but you’re wrong. To add insult to injury, he uttered that phrase that’s guaranteed to push you over the edge: let’s be friends.
The tiny, insane part of you that is still in love with him grabs a hold of that, thinking you can keep him in your life. Hopefully, the logical side of you will override that, by saying, “hell, no! We can be mortal enemies from this day forward or you can cease to exist in my mind. Either way, it’s my choice.”
I’ve always wondered why we feel the need to utter that phrase, especially since 98% of the time we don’t mean it. Is it to stop the other person from having a public meltdown? Is it because they’re not quite sure they wanted to be out of your life? Or maybe it’s just in some handbook that I’ve never gotten.
Personally, I prefer it if we agreed to never speak to each other again and leave each other’s lives permanently.
What are your thoughts on this phrase? Do you really mean it when you say it?