If the current “Love of your life” has suddenly done a ‘Hasta la vista, baby’ and you’re in a stupor, wandering around humming Adele’s s “Someone Like You” or wondering, “What happened?” “Will he call? Shall I text – again? How many texts in one-hour is obsessive?”
Stop, look, listen. There are six, easy to read, flashing-red flags and subtle little hints signifying you’ve been dumped.
Top 6 Telltale Signs You’re Being Dumped:
1.) They don’t pick up. All your cute, flirty, phone messages seem to fall on deaf ears.
2.) They don’t respond to any text messages, phone calls, or e-mails.
3.) Finally, when you do speak to them, it’s “Oh, sorry. I’m going out with friends,” or “I’m busy,” or the most common lie of all, “I’ll call you later.”
4.) They send you a text message that says, “I need some space, I know you understand.” Seething, you think ‘space’? What are you- some kind of astronaut or just a coward?”
5.) You run into them and the temperature-once Hot-Hot-Hot drops to the “Ice Age,” replete with a cold shoulder, the proverbial air kiss and excuses like, “Oh, look at the time, gotta run. I’ll call you.”
6.) They call and ask you to go for a “Walk.” Not a hike, not a picnic, not date or an event, a w-a-l-k. Not a leisurely Phoenix Lake walk – but a tiny Ernest Bloch Memorial Park stroll. Yellow lights should be flashing: Caution! A walk means: “We need to talk,” which translates to: Hasta la vista, baby!
What do you do when flashing red flags telegraph, loud and clear: it’s over?
Be careful: choices, so many choices. Pulling a Glenn Close from Fatal Attraction is not your best idea. Forget looking for the ‘bunny stew’ recipe online. Don’t even think about doing the creepy Play Misty for Me or acting like Charlize Theron’s sloppy, tawdry role in Young Adult – another bad idea and worse movie.
Pick yourself up by your designer, black-leather boots, and start walking.
The fact that you Ex- love-of-your-life has acted so dastardly now-not five months from now- is a good thing.