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As she put it in her email she can hear Him having sex In the Next Room While she’s trying to get over him [Music] We have an email gang [Music] This email has sailed its way Across the globe a very special missive Because if you remember a couple of Weeks ago I said where do we get our Least listeners and I pinpointed this is A piece of a piece of data everyone’s Looking for when they’re trying to build A podcast they’re very useful and we Looked at you know some of the smaller Countries where they come from we found That there was one month where we had One listener from the Democratic Republic of Congo and lo and behold that One listener has emailed in Matthew well Can I just say if we are gonna have a Listener from the Democratic Republic of Congo I’m at least glad that they are a Loyal listener Not a one-time listener because we I’ll I’ll be honest Steve we can’t afford to Lose a listener in the Congo not not at This rate well it depends on how they You what what the email says okay yes it Could be okay is it a good email it Could be I am so done with this podcast Um let’s uh well subject line it says Dr Congo listener it’s me

Hey Matthew I laughed out loud the day The other day catching up on old Episodes and hearing you all speculate About a tour in Congo based on your one Subscriber as your audience of one here I can promise that 100 of your fans so Far would be in attendance love it I Start I started listening after a very sudden Breakup some months ago with someone I Had a passionate and fast-moving Relationship with one day I was the man Of her life and the next day when I had To travel some weeks for work something Didn’t click he’s quoting it her words And it was over I’ve since moved back to Europe and She’s still in Congo we’re both nomadic Humanitarian Aid workers and building a Stable relationship in our line of work Is very challenging I was ready to build Our Castle to use Matt’s metaphor but She left the job site with a short text Message to pursue an ex-boyfriend Halfway across the world I went no contact but she resurfaces Again and again with offers of Friendship whenever I come back for work Trips here in the Congo Although I’ve communicated several times I can’t be her friend and she should Only reach out if something changes for Her she still keeps tabs on me anyway I’m back in Congo now and listening to

Love life in the gym today after she Resurfaced again last week to ask for a Drink while also communicating that a Future for us will never be in the cards Another day trying to learn your biggest Lesson if she didn’t choose me despite The incredible chemistry that makes her The wrong person if you have a couple of Words of encouragement I would be Grateful love you all keep up the Incredible work and that’s from loik I Love it and I was gonna say loik at one Point you said you moved to Europe and I Was terrified that our one listener in The Congo was actually no longer in the Congo But it’s okay he’s back in the corner Good to hear you’re back well I’m sorry I’m sorry that you’re going Through that and when you look it’s what It’s hard enough to to try to move on From somebody when we are grieving the Relationship and the loss of that person In our lives but it’s it can feel near Impossible when that person doesn’t Actually make it easy for us to move on Now I was going to say when that person Doesn’t let us move on but that would Have been a trap and it’s a trap a lot Of people fall into is this idea that Someone isn’t letting me move on We choose to move on We can we must never ever give that Power to somebody else

And there will be situations in life Where it is extraordinarily difficult to Move on because of the situation we’re In I’ll give you an example loik do you Want to do you want to hear one that’s Harder than what you’re dealing with Right now in terms of someone having Someone not not making it easy for them To move on we had an email From someone who is in college Who Was seeing a guy really liked him they Were hitting it off hooking up seeing Each other regularly And at a certain point he she was Monogamous with him that he was no Longer monogamous with her and had Started saying basically I want to be Able to do my thing and so she continued To kind of see him while he was going Out and having like one-night stands and It would make her deeply unhappy and Eventually she said I can’t do this Anymore You know we have to stop this because This is just making me feel awful Well that was fine except they along With a couple of other housemates had Signed a lease On a place For a year And so he was not only living with her But his wall was the adjoining wall to Hers

And as she put it in her email she can Hear him having sex In the Next Room While she’s trying to get over him there Are situations in life That make it Extraordinarily difficult To move on And one would argue that that one is up There aside from the fact that let’s Even look on the bright side of that you Weren’t married to him for 10 years it’s A kind of college romance So to that Extent I’m not minimizing the pain of it But there’s a there’s a much worse Situation you could have found yourself In That being said very very very very very Difficult but even in that situation You cannot delegate to somebody else the Responsibility of Helping you to move on or letting you Move on you can’t give that power to Another person even in that situation at College You could say my mental health is more Important than staying in this house so I’m going to make it my number one Mission to find someone I can sublet my Room to And I’m going to do that you could say I Am going to beg one of my other Housemates to swap rooms with me and Even offer to pay a bit more just so

That I can be in a different room in This place because I cannot be in the Adjoining room with this person or You throw on every time things start to Get hot and heavy in that uh adjacent Bedroom you throw on Rick Astley and you Rick roll them on repeat blaring you Leave the house and you just you ruin Their mood that’s not bad I mean also a Possibility Get creative that Rickroll you ever Heard I don’t know Rick Ross are still Doing this yeah but it was like you know The thing to do about five years ago was To just oh open up this link somebody Sent over a great song but it wasn’t a Great song it was Rick Astley wait how Does the song go Steve never gonna give That one yeah yeah Never Gonna Give You Up Can’t believe Audrey’s never been Rick Rolled well I think it’s a good song That’s probably why you’ve never been Rick Rolled is it wouldn’t work on you I Am a song God popular people you know Like I I remember I can’t remember the Name of the person that sent in that Email About living in the next the room next Door but You you really you have options we tell Ourselves like I’m stuck in this Situation but there’s always options and There’s always ways and by the way you

Could also if let’s say for whatever Reason she absolutely cannot leave this Room and in the email she didn’t say That she said I really love this room Right like I really don’t want to move Room I really like my room I’ve got it Set up the way I want it and so on Um even if you could not leave that room Then you can still say to us you can you Can tell yourself a different story Like hey I don’t have to unlike other People who are going are they off Thinking about me could something still Happen who knows you can you don’t have That problem You can be like I they’re literally with Someone in the Next Room I am going to Move on with my life I am I am not this What could be more of a visceral In my face representation of the fact That this is the wrong person for me Then I can hear them in the Next Room With somebody else this you could argue That one thing it gives you is you are Robbed of the fantasy of the fact that It it might still be something or that This person is is Mo is this incredible Person that you’ve made them out to be So And in the case of loic in Congo I would say you don’t have someone in The next door room you’re allowing Someone to reach out to you because you Either still have them on your social

Media or because you haven’t told them Hey no Stop texting me I am moving on and You’ve made it quite clear that you want Me to move on so that’s exactly what I’m Going to do And I I don’t want you to be texting me Anymore That’s how to stop someone and if you’re Not saying that then you have to ask Yourself loik why am I still holding on Because that’s a that’s a version of Still Holding On Is not telling someone that because You’re hoping that it might lead Somewhere your job is to take ownership Of your own breakup and you’re moving on And you do that by setting boundaries Now in the wake of the breakup As I said I’m sorry you’re going through This Um But the sooner you actually break ties With this person the sooner you can move On and find something else that is going To make this less and less relevant in Your life Before you go I have a free video for You to watch over at Moveonstrong.com if you right now keep Obsessing over somebody that you are Struggling to get over maybe because Part of you wants them back but you also Kind of know that might be a terrible

Idea but also part of you wants to move On but you don’t know how because you Don’t feel strong enough Go watch this video I promise you it’s Going to help the link is Moveonstrong.com and it’s free I’ll see You there

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