You communicate “I know you think you can do better but when you discover that you can’t, I’ll be right here waiting for you”.
They tell you that they’re married/have a partner after they’ve been acting like they’re single and you don’t so much as flinch – they then know that you’re likely up for playing the third wheel.
Never allow someone to reject you (directly or indirectly) more than twice.
They say “You know where I am if you change your mind” after you told them to take a run and jump because they’re attached/otherwise unavailable/a dipstick.
You play The Good Girl/Guy and suckerdart yourself to them as Friend of the Year post breakup so they can recognise your greatness, validate you, and hopefully see the error of their ways – they think “Hmmm, looks like they’re OK with being tapped up for a shag from time to time”.
I’d say once, but I’m all too aware how people are obsessed with second chances. Baggage Reclaim is a guide to learning to live and love with self-esteem by breaking the patterns that stand in your way.
But three times and beyond – it’s time to get off the relationship crack. Whether it’s figuring out what’s going on in a troubling relationship, understanding you and self-care, or being more assertive, I’m here to help you guide you.