“Are we also going through a Gobshite Pandemic?”

I Think He's Gone Weird

Ah, the Pandemic of 2020. Yes, granted you may wonder how I can find links to dating with that topic, but the thing is, I have. I don’t know about you guys, but the number of relationships I’ve seen crumble during lockdown is frightening, made even worse by many girls saying the same thing: “I really don’t know what happened? He just changed?” So, with all that change going on, it does have me asking myself: Are we also going through a Gobshite Pandemic? Symptoms may include: Him going weird, him not going weird at all until you catch him out rotten, him telling you you’re overthinking or have no proof of things to make you feel crazy, and you shouting “I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM, HE WAS ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS!!!” whilst at your friend’s house on an hourly basis.

Sometimes the people we were involved with seem to shapeshift towards the end of a relationship, but recent stories have me extra shook. The guy you dated for half a year suddenly shows his fangs, the man you loved for four years grows claws. I told my friend her ex-boyfriend was replaced by a changeling… have we proved that Irish folklore is real? Did we ever really know these people at all? Has his personality changed all of a sudden, or has it finally been revealed?

If we can’t find closure in this person we once thought we knew so well, we have to decide if we are better off moving on with him saying nothing, rather than force words from the newly unfamiliar. There’s no common ground left between you both, you’re trying to stay afloat on memories. It can be a struggle to settle your mind on what’s real, when he doesn’t even seem to know. I know the struggle hun, you are torn between a 38 paragraph rant explaining your feelings, and just deleting his confused ass for good.

I don’t have my full license yet, but when I do, I may have to invest in a modern day Mystery Machine for myself and the gals to travel around in. When we unveil who he really is at the end, we will be hit with a “And I would of gotten away with it, if it wasn’t for your meddling mates!” Well, excuse me for confirming my besties suspicions that you have become shady af and are a bit of a twat.

If you have been directly hit by the Gobshite Pandemic, please remember you are not alone and symptoms may vary. And yes, telling him where to go on a night out in six months time may also be one of these underlying symptoms. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

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