Breaking Up is Hard To Do

Dear coffee,

It’s been fun, but I think we need to take a break. When we started out, I really wasn’t looking for anything serious. Don’t take it personally, but really, you were just the last of a series of bad late-night decisions in college. I was young. I didn’t know what I was doing.

But then I couldn’t walk away. We started sharing romantic breakfasts at my kitchen table and mid-afternoon heart-to-hearts in cafes all across the city. When I was with you, I felt more alert, more alive.

One day, I realized that I couldn’t seem to get enough of you – our early morning rendezvous barely sustained me to lunch. The misery of our time apart was crushing. By 1:30pm I thought I would die without you.

Red flag.

I think it’s time to take a break. What we’ve had has been wonderful, but I think that there is better out there. In the words of my friend Amy: it’s not you, it’s me.

But it’s also you.

I’m sure you’ll do fine – there are other vulnerable, overworked, fun-loving women who are just looking for a new, energizing spark, and I think you could be that for them. I wish you all the best, and I hope that someday, when the pain numbs, we can be friends again.




4 thoughts on “Breaking Up is Hard To Do

  1. KPR$,

    I definitely just quit coffee yesterday. Too much of a commitment. I read that it can elevate your cortisol levels and lead to premature senescence of your hippocampus! Memory loss. Not okay. Love you bunches.


  2. Uh.. this is amazing. If you ever have to break up with someone, you can just direct him to this post. Problem solved. (Unless that would be unordinarily cruel. Hee.)

  3. so, confession, i never read this post. i was checking my blog stats and on this day, i got FIFTY visits to my blog. so, you’re a baller. as if we didn’t already know that.

    enough about me: this post is amazingly cleverly written. good job!

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