What doesn't kill us.....So I met a guy on CS.... We talked for some time and his lines were really good. For a time I believed him.
But looking back now, I realize his lines had an effect he never anticipated. They made me feel beautiful and confident. So much so that it carried over into real life. Suddenly I wasn't a shrinking violet anymore. I was standing tall and proud, I was even moving differently.
And people noticed. I started getting invitations. I didn't accept. After all, I was in this "relationship". But that is over and the invitations are still there.
So, I will continue my journey and I know I will find the person I am meant to be with. I may get a few more bruises, but they will make me stronger.
I guess what I'm trying to say in my own convoluted way, is that unintentially he gave me something even he can never take back. And the last laugh is on him.
So even the players of this world can have a positive effect, so long as we don't give too much too fast.