Interview: Do I miss her? Or do I miss the relationship?

This is an interview with Carl, an old friend from my uni days. I wanted to interview Carl because he’s been in several long-term relationships and he’s lived through several breakups where he wasn’t the initiator. I met up with Carl when his last relationship came to an end and I was struck by how he was approaching the situation. He was completely open, honest and frank about what had happened and how he felt. He was very much wearing his heart on his sleeve. He had also called up close friends to come out with him so he could share his story, have fun, and do something probably a bit crazier than he would have done had he still been together. All in all Carl left the impression with me that he knew what he had to do. See the transcript of the interview below:

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Interview: It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything.

This is the first a new interviews series I’m doing. In this interview I talk to William, a good friend of mine from college who (at the time of writing) went through a recent breakup with his college girlfriend. This interview is particularly interesting because at the time of writing William feels he is not yet fully recovered. He mentions that although he doesn’t want his ex back, he still sometimes misses what they had together. At the same time, due to her lying and infidelity, he realizes that what he thought they had and what he thinks he is missing, is an illusion. It doesn’t change his feelings, however.

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