I am completely aware that you did not call me to solicit advice regarding your miserable state of mind, but I felt compelled somehow to take a stab at reaching you because I need you to get out of this funk you’re suddenly in. I do know you are weary of people meddling in your business–it’s clear that Katherine and Gloria are playing cupid when it comes to you and Kevin, but this tiresome routine of you playing the victim card is not who you are at all.
I realize you have endured your share of misery with the undeniably ‘certifiable’ Jana stalking your man and I realize you despise the way Kevin is caring for her. But face it Chloe, it isn’t exactly like it’s Kevin’s fault that Jana’s psychiatrist seems to have hung out the shrink shingle after taking a few matchbook cover courses or something. Kevin doesn’t know how to handle this and he did tell Jana the truth about their divorce recently–largely for your benefit.
On the outside looking in, you don’t have a bad life. You won’t always have a man in your life. Every woman on the planet suffers from a drought in that department from time to time, so you are not alone there. You have a beautiful daughter, live in a gorgeous estate and are fortunate enough to have your mother waiting on you and catering to Delia. Your job isn’t too shabby either, so just lighten up, okay?
From what I can tell everything seems painful for you lately, from Valentine’s Day to celebrating Delia’s birthday. Katherine and Murphy present you with chocolates for yourself, your mother and Delia. You went on about how useless a holiday Valentine’s Day is and you also indicated you intended to consume Delia’s tiny box of chocolates yourself because she would definitely be on a sugar high from her birthday cake alone. How sweet of you to try to save your daughter from a sugar overdose by gorging on a gift meant for her. Even the smallest gestures seem to set you off these days.
On Friday, Katherine forced you to go to Glow Worm to attend Gloria and Jeffrey’s ‘save the puppies’ Valentine’s Day fund raiser and you were more than unwilling to join the crowd. Nikki, who is also slightly down these days is dragged along with you. Though you would have preferred to ‘make out’ with your chocolate as you put it, you agreed to go. I adored how you clung to Nikki’s misery and when she pointed out the fact that at least you could drink whereas she would simply be forced to look at dogs all night–even that didn’t make you smile.
Last we saw you, you were locked in Gloria’s upstairs office with Kevin who was working on Gloria’s computer. We are all waiting to see what happens when you emerge from that office. Everyone in Genoa City and beyond is waiting for the real Chloe to come back.
Somewhere buried underneath all your misery that signature sense of humor of yours is still intact. Some of your lines about love have been hysterical. That tells me there’s still a spark left in you and that’s a good thing. Take a look at yourself this past Friday as you tried to elevate your victim status. It could seriously help you see yourself and realize what you sound like these days, so, please watch this YouTube video. You have everything going for you girl, so let yourself have fun for a change.
Just for the record Chloe, Valentines Day is banned in Iran–in fact just about every brand of ‘fun’ is prohibited. I thought I would toss that in so you would realize things could be worse and life really isn’t all that bad. Keep the faith, and do know you can call me anytime to vent.
A Conerned Friend