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Where is this going?


I am blessed with four wonderful nephews appropriately listed as Nephew #1 (28), Nephew #2 (24), Nephew #3&4 (15 year old twins). Nephew #3 knows that Nephew #1 often consults with me about his mangled love life. The other day Nephew #3 called me.

"Aunt Janie, I don't have a girlfriend anymore." He was very matter-of-fact about it, as if he'd just watered plants.

He did not appear to be too shattered by the break-up, so I asked him what happened.

"She asked me where our relationship was going". (Trust me, I tried my best not to bust a seam laughing).

I asked him what his reply to her was, and he said, "I told her, hey, I'm 15. I don't even know where I'm going later today!" Obviously this response to her question was not what she expected, nor wanted to hear, so she called it quits.

Gee, I thought MY life was complex :-)


Expert advice

Save your breath because you only need two words to make him commit.
Are you REALLY thinking about their happiness?
If you keep finding yourself in heartbreaking, dead end relationships, listen up.
It seems like you can't do anything right.