“Wanna grab something to eat?” I asked Trevor after the meeting.
“Can’t,” he said, shaking his head. “I agreed to go shopping with my ex. Just a couple of stops at the outlets. I’m guessing ‘a couple of stops’ means every store that doesn’t interest me.”
I laughed, “Sounds painful.”
“I’m the one who wounded the relationship. I stopped the bleeding when I quit drinking. Now I have to make amends, clean out the wound.”
“You always have to do more than stop doing something to heal the relationship,” I said.
“I know, but why does it have to be shopping? Why couldn’t the healing start with a me going on a three day fast, or having her hit me with a baseball bat?”
“You’re always looking for the easier, softer way,” I said.
Today I’ll do more than stop the bleeding.
Dogged Determination ©2018 & 2019 by Ken Montrose
Dogged Determination is a work of fiction. Any similarity between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.
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