Taking on the summer heat

I kiss my children gently on their sun-glowing foreheads. The Doctor is calling me on Skype so I retreat to the study to enjoy a private conversation.

“You must do what’s best for you and your family,” the Doctor tells me in regards to our conversation from yesterday.

“I need to get away from David,” I conclude. “I have had more than enough.”

“I think you need to stand up to this fool,” the Doctor redirects my thoughts. I had already concluded yesterday that running away is not the answer. “Trouble is you both think you are doing the right thing.”

“But I do all the time. It is tiring,” I whine. “And when the kids are around I don’t like making a fuss. I received your money. From Aarschot. I sent 700 euro to your friend. Had to pay 1,99 Euro transaction fee for transfers outside EU. I didn’t add a message. Should I have?”

“No its ok thanks,” the Doctor smiles pleased at this news.

I send him a screenshot of the transaction hoping he will pick up on the transaction costs.

“Thank you,” the Doctor acknowledges. “I owe you 1,99.”

“Yeah buy me coffee,” I wink at him. Then I stomp off: “Hate David. Hate him.”

How do I manage to keep my cool in the heat of the argument? Meditation usually helps. However, meditation isn’t helping me to stand up to this fool. Another tactic will be needed.

Love,

Fiona

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