“Just remember when you climb out of the jerk pit with your flowers and chocolate it is a tragically heroic posture. Own it. It is your moment to seize. In that moment your partner may be so taken with your actions that she forgets that your heroic journey is mostly about overcoming obstacles of your own creation that you have brought to the relationship out of your emotional retardation. Grab her, hold her, have sex like animals, throw in some love, intimacy and sensitivity if you have it in you. When you wake up, delay your return to the jerk pit for as long as possible. Try not to go back down before the flowers wilt and the chocolates are eaten.”
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