But back then, we didn't really talk about things. We both liked the Spice Girls, and that was enough for me.
We'd just go out to bars together and get so drunk that we couldn't remember how we got home.
Moving to a bigger city has been the best thing for me.
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But I just felt like I needed to feel something, and I needed to feel in control of how lonely I felt. When I was 21, my first boyfriend broke up with me and I didn't have any coping mechanisms other than drinking.
I just drank myself into oblivion—to the point where I got sacked from my bar job and had to take time off from my studies.
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