Just before the holidays, a lot of people on twitter were reminding just because you’re estranged doesn’t mean a bunch of holiday lights and reindeer sweaters should convince you to reconnect. Don’t get guilted into letting bad influences back into your life, basically. I liked some of the tweets, but didn’t have anything to share. There aren’t any bad people to let back in. But it does occur to me, as I’m in a “fool me four times” situation, maybe I passively did. It’s not a significant relationship, but a persistent one. I feel like a jackass.