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I have a Super Day job interview on Thursday, am incredibly nervous and simultaneously sad and conflicted because my boyfriend is my best friend but I don’t think he will be a good life partner… Any advice for how to put the horse blinders on when you’re having personal life issues 😕

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Just put him and the relationship in a nice little box that you can open up later. Wear a killer outfit, put your game face on and knock it out of the park - and then deal with him. You’ve got this!

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If this was related to my current job then I would probably focus on my feelings and the personal stuff but I don’t want to mess this interview up😭

I’d say spend a few minutes figuring out which of the 2 will be more important to you/you suspect will be more rewarding in 2, 3, 5 years time. I had to do this one time and it turned out my work/career was more important and that’s what I focused on. Told myself to deal with dude later. 100% glad I did that. Might be different for you, but definitely please take the time to do this (even though you don’t have a whole lot of time between now and Thursday). Another way to do this, given your time constraint, is to flip a coin. In your heart of hearts, you’ll know if you want Heads or Tails to show up, and your reaction to what shows up should help you along with this decision. Good luck on Super Day :)

Thank you I appreciate it!!

I once was in a relationship, and we both knew we were incompatible and it was destined to end. One day he says he wanted to have lunch with me literally right before a job interview - and I knew he was going to use that time to break up with me. The audacity! I wasn’t going to let him derail my interview, so I dumped him in that very same conversation. I went into that interview with a strong sense of self for standing up for myself and for honoring my goals for what I want in a LT relationship. And I got the job!

But also this is just me - I felt confident I could handle the emotional chaos of a breakup because i KNEW it was the right for me. I also very easily could have pushed that breakup convo to later if I wasn’t as sure. Only you can know what works for you!

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