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The Envelope, a Podcast: The art of the break-up (Benji’s break-up)

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Monique Nethington: We’re here on The Envelope with (multimedia editor and columnist) Benji Garcia and Jenny Gonzalez (opinion editor) and my name is Monique Nethington (sports editor); and I’m the girl that you see in all the pictures for The Envelope, wearing the same green jacket all the time-

Benjamin Garcia: Sunglasses-

Monique: Sunglasses and cigarette; everything that is pretentious, brooding and tortured-soullike that you can have.

Jenny Gonzalez: Which is essentially the college experience.

Benjamin: So, okay, I officially became single on the eighth and then-

Monique: Hey, I love how he has the date.

Chantal Romero: “We became Facebook unofficial.”

Benjamin: No, it’s cause like we broke up three times but apparently one break-up wasn’t enough we had to do it two more.

Jenny: And the third one was official.

Benjamin: So, I haven’t talked to him since the seventh…

Jenny: But how did you know the relationship ended on the eighth if you talked to him on the seventh?

Benjamin: Now I have to tell the story… Okay, so I was having some mental issues that I never experienced before and then my former boyfriend was scared of me so he was like ‘I think I need some time to recuperate‘ and then that week…I know, my mental illness makes him suffer guys.

Jenny: Wow…

Benjamin: Anyways-

Jenny: How supportive-

Benjamin: Okay, so we were supposed to go to an art show and then, like, I didn’t hear back from him so I was like oh okay, it’s over.

Jenny: So, like, that’s it? You didn’t text him and he didn’t text you?

Monique: How anticlimactic.

Jenny: So it’s been gone…

Chantal: So how did you get closure?

Benjamin: I got closure by writing a column about it.

Chantal: Awesome. So everybody gets to read about-

Jenny Gonzalez: Was it this one, “the Art of the Break-up“?

Benjamin Garcia: Yeah, so in Love & Sex: The Art of the Break-up, I talk about how I hydrated, I drank some lemonade.

Monique Nethington: He drank lemonade everybo…That’s how you get over a break-up, is you drink lemonade and you play Lemonade at the same time.

Benjamin Garcia: And I really, like. okay, TBH though…Yeah, like, I like lemonade it has antioxidants and its…

Jenny Gonzalez: And sugar…

Chantal Romero: We are getting off topic.

Benjamin Garcia: No, this is mentioned in the column…

Jenny Romero: It is.

Benjamin Garcia: Like, okay, that week of the break-up, I broke out, like, look at me. I don’t know, I drank lemonade and maybe I’m glowing right now. Hopefully, my skin is clearing up a little bit better. I feel a little bit better maybe it’s not but whatever. So, I just self-reflected and I was like okay, he isn’t good for me, he had a pretty face…

Chantal Romero: The pretty face rarely works.

Benjamin Garcia: Yeah, and then, I don’t know, like especially if you have mental illness and they don’t understand, that’s a toxic relationship and you need to not stay in it. And that was the final straw for me and then. So I like told my close friends about it and then I was like, I know, listening to my favorite music, eating my favorite food, meeting new people which is kind of shady but whatever and then I wrote a column about it…

Jenny Gonzalez: That’s true.

Benjamin Garcia: Then I’m going to share the column on Instagram and that’s how everyone is going to know that I’m single.

Chantal Romero:TalonMarks.com

Jenny Gonzalez: And even when he’s lurking he’ll know who.

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About the Writers
Jenny Gonzalez, Fall 2017 Editor in Chief

Jenny Gonzalez is the Fall 2017 Editor-in-Chief at Talon Marks. She initially joined Talon Marks to copy edit and decided to pursue more than copyediting....

Monique Nethington, Editor in Chief

My name is Monique Nethington and am the current Editor-in-Chief of Talon Marks. I am a Journalism major at Cerritos College and hope to one day work...

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The Envelope, a Podcast: The art of the break-up (Benji’s break-up)