I had dinner with 4 of my girlfriends last night. Actually we were gathered to help out June who has broken off with her boyfriend just two months ago. They were together for a year. June's an Investment Banker and her boyfriend's a Financial Analyst.
June initiated the break-up because she finds him too possesive. He would call her several times a day and even pop into her office unannounced. She needs to visit clients and entertained them and whenever she did, both of them would end up fighting. He insisted on reading her texts. He wanted her to quit her job and look for an office adminstrator post. June loves her job.
Now, a week after their break-up, she finds him turning up more frequently at her office, home and even restaurants where she was entertaining. He started stalking her. And the numerous texts, emails, phone calls he made to her freaked her out. He sent nasty emails to her boss and friends too. Now he is threatening to harm her. June reported it to the police but there was nothing to prevent him from hurting her.
I find it so scary. I have read of men killing their ex-girlfriends or ex-wives in the papers. Such things do happen. June is scared and depressed and feels so helpless. After she has finished sharing her story, we couldn't help keeping ourselves alert on the lookout for her ex-boyfriend in case he came charging at us with a knife.
I could almost hear him yelling,"Take that, you busybody! You bitch! Teaching her how to avoid me!" as he stabs again and again at me. lol ......
Even under the most amiable of circumstances, ending a romance is pretty crummy. But when the big goodbye is compounded by a hearty dose of mortification, jealousy, and nastiness well, it can be enough to make you want to swear off dating forever.
Do you have a nightmare break-up story to share?