For males, rom-coms have shaped our beliefs that it’s romantic to pursue the girl of your dreams doggedly, because in the end, she will suddenly realize that she has fallen in love, and you will ride off together into the sunset of happily ever after.
Alternatively for females, rejection has become somewhat of a dark comedy. Screenshots of desperate conversations and cutting rejections that go viral on social media, accounts devoted to displaying deplorable online behaviour, and even columns from yours truly can show the laughable side of rejection.
But if you’ve ended things with someone, and they continue to contact you, what are your options? At what point does it cease being considered persistent, or the humorous ‘crazy’ worthy of 10 minutes of internet fame, and start becoming