Me: I think I’m jerking my readers around. And also I’ve forgotten how to write about non-protected things.
Designated Friend: Divorce, not divorce, divorce? That way?
Me: Yep. Well, more like divorce, not divorce, I love [Cautionary Lover], divorce, not divorce, etc.
DF: It’s not jerking around if you’re just writing about where you are. If you were faking it, that’d be another thing.
Me: Yeah. My life really is this crazy.
DF: And let’s be honest. The back and forth creates drama. And that’s what they’re here for.