Whew. The wildly ranging comments you’ve gotten are evidence of the risk writers take when we put our honest feelings and experiences out there. I don’t understand some of the reactions — but your article sure touches nerves. I for one found it painfully funny, and just as brutally honest about your own dishonest, people-pleasing behavior during that time of your life as it is about your ex-boyfriend’s unpleasant attributes. Maybe he’s grown up too . . .

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Writer & educator. The Startup, Writing Cooperative, P.S. I Love You, The Ascent, more. Award-winning short fiction. Visit me at www.JanMFlynn.net.

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