Mark: Hi, Jack, how have you been?
Jack: Not very well.
Mark: Why? Looks like you're feeling very down! What happened?
Mark: Come on. For a man who's feeling so down, there're usually two reasons.
Either his career is going downhill, or he has a broken heart. Since you're so
successful, it must be the
Jack: Well, you're right. I just broke up with Jane.
Mark: Oh, I'm sorry. I thought you two were made for each
Jack: Well, you never know. I'm ready for a commitment and want to settle
down, but she says she wants to pursue her career while she's still
Mark: Well, you can't blame her. It's always difficult to choose between
career and family.
Jack: Maybe you're right.
Mark: Jack, I don't know what to say to comfort you, but cheer up! There's
plenty of fish in the sea and you'll find your soul mate, your perfect
Jack: Yeah, but it's hard to forget her at the moment. You know, we were
together for almost five years. It's really
Gary: Hi, Mike, we're having a party tonight, wanna come join us? You can
bring your girlfriend.
Mike: Well...I'm breaking up with Cathy.
Gary: What happened? Did you have a fight?
Mike: No. She's really a very nice girl....
Gary: Yeah, she is. She's pretty, caring, and easy-going. And she's a great
cook! She's a gem!
Mike: Well, you're right. But sometimes she's too caring... well... no...
she's just possessive... and... uh... I kind of want a break...you know...for
some room for myself.
Gary: Oh?! Did you talk with her about it?
Mike: I've tried, but... it didn't work.
Gary: Oh. So, when are you going to tell her?
Mike: Maybe tonight. I don't know. I don't know how to tell
Gary: I know she's head over heels in love with you. She'll be badly
Mike: I know.
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