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I Almost Forgot About You

Terry McMillan

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“For five years I didn't think it was possible to be this happy. But then he forgot all those promises he made. He forgot why he loved me. He simply stopped loving me. And this is how he did it: He stopped talking to me unless I spoke to him. He stopped holding my hand. He stopped kissing me good night. He stopped kissing me good morning. He stopped kissing me. He stopped smiling at me. He stopped laughing. He stopped bathing and showering with me. He stopped wanting me. He started swearing at me. He started lying to me. He started cheating on me. He hurt me. And then he told me he was in love with another woman and wanted a divorce. Oh, I forgot. He said he was sorry. I wanted to blow his fucking brains out.”

“Over the years it became clear that sometimes you fall in love only to realize you don’t even like the person.”

“It now seems obvious that the way we’re raised has a major impact on what kind of person we turn out to be, but so does who we love.”

“So are you happy? he asks. I hate it when anyone asks me that. It's such a loaded fucking question. Are they talking aggregate years? Doesn't it depend on the day, the moment? Or are they referring to last year or last month?”

“Most women are amazing. They just need to be with someone who makes it easy for them to express it. I think it’s called respect.”

“Always listen to the parent who doesn’t like who you love. They can smell a mistake. Of course, you don’t find this out until you realize that the person you fell in love with is different from the person you married. Some men are good at fooling you.”

“You promised me you would never cheat on me, that you’d love me forever and we would never get a divorce.” “I still love you, and I hate that I cheated on you, and I wish we’d never gotten divorced.”

“When I hear the doorbell, I push myself to a standing position and head upstairs. “Coming!” I yell while dancing to an unidentifiable beat that’s obviously not coming out of the speakers. This is just one more reason I like wine.”

“We dream of times that are not and blindly flee the only one that is. The fact is that the present usually hurts. —BLAISE PASCAL, Pensées”

“Now you fall across the bed when you're not sleepy but just tired of the way you live--or aren't living. From the outside you shouldn't be complaining, but success and a good credit score can't love you. Or give you an orgasm. You even empty the trash and wonder what you're really throwing away. You comb your hair and put on makeup and buy something pretty to wear and get your nails and toes painted hot pink even though you don't feel hot, and you wonder who will even notice. You shave your legs and under your arms and get your eyebrows waxed, and you wonder who will notice. And then, one day, out of nowhere, you stop wondering and start worrying that the best part of your life is behind you. Is this how it's going to be forever? Is this all there is? God, you hope not.”

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Book Keywords:

personal-questions, life, happiness, marriage, bad-questions, humor, relationships, divorce, getting-over-it

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