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Work, can we talk?

“Can we talk? Sorry, I know this might seem sudden but we need to talk about ‘us’.

“Lately something has changed, I am not sure why but I don’t think I feel the same way about you anymore.

“Look, don’t get me wrong, we have had so many fun times, so many great memories. Ha! The laughs we’ve shared hey, but … I don’t know, it all just seems so serious now, it’s like we’ve lost that thing that brought us together in the first place. That spark.

“I know I haven’t always been great at telling you what I want so I guess this is why I am here now; I need to let you know how I feel about you so that maybe we can move on and be happier, for both our sakes.

“Gosh, I am just so tired of the routine, the same old thing day in, day out, it’s so desperately boring and lately I have been craving something new, something different.

“I know, I know, twenty years is a long time, I must be mad for wanting to throw all that away, all that history we share. Believe me, I have thought long and hard about this and I am looking around at other people and I am wondering how they do it? How do they stay in it for so long? How do they keep it all together and not drift into apathy?

“But, then I think, maybe they do? I don’t know. I’m rambling, this isn’t going as well as I had planned.

“Look, you’ve been good to me, so good, and I feel terrible about this for that reason. I mean really, you haven’t put a foot wrong. You supported me when I most needed it, you helped me grow and develop as a person, you taught me so much and you were there for me during all the big events of my life, like when the kids were born, I couldn’t have done it without you. Really, sincerely, that’s true. That’s why I know it’s not you, it’s me. It’s a terrible cliche isn’t it? And look maybe it’s not entirely true, you are pretty set in your ways. I mean, we both know it’s your way or the highway and I apologise for all the cliches because I know how much you hate them. And another thing, lately you have become so, so demanding and that’s just been getting worse, not better, I never get a break, you are always wanting something from me at any time of the day or night, even when I am trying to relax and I have tried at times, I really have tried to talk to you about changing it up, trying a different approach but you didn’t seem interested and I guess it’s all a bit too late now.

“My heart is already somewhere else.

“This isn’t going to be easy on you, I know, but you’ll move on, you’ll find your way and I really think this will be better for both of us in the long run. There are so many great people out there. You’ll see, we’ll end up stronger from this experience.

“So, Work, I guess what I am trying to say is that I want to break up with you. I hope you understand.”

Karina Grift
Karina Grift
I am an artist and writer living in Melbourne, Australia. Professionally I am a freelance journalist, editor and media consultant. I paint and write for sanity and the challenge.

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