Unpredictable

Man in sunglasses

He had a history of being unpredictable, but she thought she could be the one to tame his wild streak. When he was happy, she encouraged him, and when he was cranky, she tried to soothe him. She built her world around his moods, devoting all her energy to an attempt to understand him. But it was never enough, for he was an endless abyss of needs he could not even articulate. She listened in vain for clues, but there was nothing, just naked silence, echoing back from infinity. Finally, she gave up and locked her heart away. And then one day, he announced he was leaving, in the softest whisper, but it did not go unheard. Ghosts climbed out of the darkness and packed his suitcase.

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8 responses to “Unpredictable

  1. Thank you for writing about my marriage 😲😂 you forgot the part where she was happy he was finally gone💃🏼🥰

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  2. A good picture of emotional abuse I think.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sadly the life of so many, I fear.

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