Best Man for the Sob
I’m a 28-year-old guy with an amazing girlfriend. She gets upset and sometimes cries, and I never know how to soothe her. I’m afraid to say the wrong thing, so I don’t say anything at all. Of course, she then gets more upset, thinking I don’t care. But I do care, and I want her to know.
When things get emotionally fraught in a relationship, it’s tempting to wish for a simpler existence – such as being a dog, so all that’s expected of you is (1) don’t pee on the rug, and (2) sit still while the girlfriend dresses you up as a bee.