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■Emotional Baggage

J - Janice, R - Reiko

A GV and a learner talk about break-ups.

J: Hi, Reiko. How are you?

R: Pretty awful, if I’m going to be perfectly honest.

J: Why?

R: Well, I think I need to break up with my boyfriend.

J: Oh, I’m terribly sorry to hear that. Would you like to

talk about it?

R: I’m not really comfortable with divulging the details.

J: Sorry, I didn’t mean to pry.

R: It’s fine. Thanks for your concern.

J: Well, what would you like to talk about?

R: Have you ever broken up with someone before?

J: Well, I’ve never been in a serious relationship before.

But, well...someone was interested in me back in college.

I had to let him down easy.

R: I see. What’s the best way to go about it? You know,

without hurting their feelings.

J: Well, always be considerate of their feelings. Be honest,

but don’t be too harsh.

R: Alright.

J: And then try not to get too emotional. He’d probably

be upset, so it’s best to be the calm one in this situation.

R: Yeah. (sighs) I’ll really miss him. But… (shrugs)

J: I know. I’m sorry.

R: Well, then. Thanks for the relationship advice, I guess.

J: No problem.