"It shoulda been me
With that real fine chick!" - Ray Charles
In the world of teen dating, learning to survive the breakup is crucial. (Now, when I say "dating," keep in mind that I'm referring to those who have yet to GO on a date. . .we're still in the phone calls and an occasional visit to the house with parents present phase.)
The players change often. . .the one who was calling on Tuesday may not be the same one calling on Friday. Parents should never address the "datee" by name, lest it lead to an embarassing case of mistaken identity.
"What happened to (insert name here)?"
An artful shrug of the shoulders, a wistful smirk of the lips. . ."We broke up."
Rejection of any kind hurts. But they seem to take it in stride, so far. Of course, I've had the same date for twenty years, but some days I can't remember his name, either!
11 months ago