“He was holding her hand and smiling, and I finally got it: They’re happy-slash-we’re over.” – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex & the City
It wasn’t really a surprise, but it threw me for quite a loop nonetheless. And it may not have meant anything, but it was still the greatest wake-up call of my life, and it was the kind of crash I needed to make me open my eyes and realize that all is fair in love and war now, and I need to get out of this immediately, if not sooner.
We said let go but I kept on hanging on
Inside I know it’s over, you’re really gone
It’s killing me ’cause there ain’t nothing that I can do
I stay in love with you
– Mariah Carey, I Stay In Love –