Michael Barrish writes:
Today I made a friend cry by saying she's lying to herself if she thinks she's going to find the relationship she wants while continuing to sleep with her ex-boyfriend, who to his credit isn't promising anything more than he can deliver: great sex, false hope, and the occasional fix-it job.
I'm pretty ignorant about how people work, generally preferring to deal with more predictable computers, but I've learned a few lessons over the years. One is: never date an ex. Another is: never give someone advice on who to date. May those lessons serve you well.