I have been unable to post the entire time I’ve been on the ship. It’s either due to the poor WIFI signal, or because it won’t allow me to do it from my laptop. It’s one of those “one device per package” situations, and I am not the sort of person who can write anything longer than an email on my iPhone. I have friends, and a husband, who literally do absolutely everything from their handheld devices. I’m not that girl. So that means no posting, until tonight. Tonight, I am clacking away on my keyboard from the deck of my cabin, hoping I can find a way around the “one device” per WIFI package that this ship is on about, so I can “stick it to the man” and get back to blogging.
(I’ve missed it, and you all!)
I mean you would think if, as a guest, I’m paying $249.00 for the week to access the WIFI, I should be able to use both my personal devices from the same username. But nah, that would be too generous for something that is already bouncing around the ship that the cruise line is most likely paying, maybe, $500-$1000 per month for. If two, or four guests pay for unlimited WIFI on ONE cruise their costs are covered. Greedy fuckers. Things like this get my blood boiling. Let me have both my devices on the same package, who’s it hurting??? Nobody is out of pocket here folks. Give me a break.
Anyway, to the point of this post which is that it is time for this week’s WWYDW. And I do believe I have a good one for you all…What would you do if you had a friend who every time they started dating a person they turned into the most unhappy, jealous, crabby, insecure, basically the absolute worst version of themselves? Keep in mind that this is not partner specific, this is every single time they enter into a relationship they become an anxiety riddled mess.
a) sit your friend down, check in on them and make sure that they’re content, and genuinely well in their new relationship?
b) point out to them that they have an unhealthy pattern of becoming anxiety riddled each and every time they embark on a new, exclusive relationship? Suggest that if they want to continue pursuing this relationship they get some counseling to heal whatever it is causing them to be this way, not in just this particular coupling, but that it is a pattern in all their intimate relationships?
c) let them know that you clearly think this new person in their lives is also not “their one” because they’re still not being their best self within the relationship and advise them to break up and continue looking.
d) do nothing since at this rate their relationship psychosis will kill this one the same way it has done all the other partnerships they’ve, unsuccessfully, tried to have?
I’m in the middle of this with a friend right now, so I cannot wait to hear how you all would broach this delicate situation.