It makes us stick around When We should move on

Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - Love, Lust & Other Stuff -

When I was younger and newly sin­gle, I dated a spate of men who cited episodic de­pres­sion as the rea­son they couldn’t hang out. They men­tioned it in soft, apolo­getic e-mails us­ing fig­u­ra­tive lan­guage. One said he’d been “in a co­coon.” The other ex­plained he gets “buried un­der life.” Around that time, a friend’s love in­ter­est told her he’d been MIA be­cause “when life gets crazy, I just hit stop.” We lis­tened and felt em­pa­thy, and we car­ried these rea­sons to our nay-say­ing

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