They keep your crazy in check. They tell you when you’re being unreasonable and overreacting (put mildly) and tell you to stop. Immediately. S. texted me that he was going to study and rest the whole day today – and wouldn’t be a great company anyway with all the issues that are going on in his life right now – and wished me a good weekend. I read it as: “it’s not you, it’s me, we’re through” – or its somewhat better equivalent – and freaked out. Almost big time. If it weren’t for my two great girlfriends, I might have been in pieces right now. I am somewhat drunk and pretty calm instead. Both of them read it as a good sign – where he doesn’t want to make a bad impression on me with all the trouble that is nagging at him now. And one of them said, in most cases a guy just disappears without even a puff to accompany it when he feels like quitting.