Hey everyone! This is the first section of my e-book, titled, “When ‘No’ Means ‘I love you.'” This is a test-run, to-be-continued….
Snapshot 1: Jason
“I don’t want to break up with her because I’m a nice guy,” Jason told me.
We were out at a restaurant with a group of friends, and some were salsa dancing on the tiles in the middle of the room. Jason, a tall, stylish guy and fantastic dancer, had been asked to dance by several women.
At the end of each dance, he rushed back to where his girlfriend was sitting with a few friends at the table. From a distance, I could see them both frowning and intently discussing something. He’d stick near her even when his friends tried to pull him away from the table. Before he’d get up, he’d ask her permission.
When his girlfriend left early, angry with him, Jason told me stories about his pent-up frustrations in his relationship. He had wanted to pursue his passion of dancing further, but was worried about leaving his girlfriend alone. He said they’d been fighting this way for months and he was tired of being with her.
However, the reason he kept repeating for staying with her was, “I don’t want to hurt her because I’m a nice guy.”
The whole book will be published next month. Here are the 4 questions this book will deal with:
1. What does love mean to me?
2. How can I love myself better?
3. How can I deal with conflict AND be a good person at the same time?
4. How can I improve my relationships with others right now?