How to cheer your girlfriend up by text. I just bore people into submission by busting out this schpeel. Somehow I don't think that'll be welcomed, though I really couldn't say why. In May, I called her to tell her that my flights home were booked! My ex of ten years dumped me for a guy that took over my job after I was layed off. Mom says I shoulda given her an ultimatum when she began drinking and abusing me. You would pretend none of it happened. She had huge abandonment issues and felt the need to enforce extreme measures to ensure that I stayed. I said no. How do you thank your parents?