Monday, August 24, 2020
Here is How to Make Edible Glitter Make your own palatable sparkle. Its simple and economical and a lot more secure for kids or to put all over. Eatable Glitter Ingredients 1/4 cup sugar1/2 teaspoon fluid food shading You can utilize granulated white sugar or any of the crystalline sugars. Stay away from earthy colored sugar (excessively wet) and powdered sugar (not shimmering). Utilize fluid food shading since glue shading is increasingly hard to blend and may stain when heated. Combine the sugar and food coloring.Bake the shaded sugar in a 350 F stove for 10 minutes.Store the sugar sparkle in a fixed compartment, to shield it from dampness. Non-Toxic Glitter Recipe 1/4 cup salt1/2 teaspoon fluid food shading Combine the salt and food coloring.Bake the shaded salt on a preparing sheet at 350 F for 10 minutes.Allow the sparkle to cool. Store the sparkle in a fixed sack or holder. You can blend either kind of sparkle with corn syrup or non-poisonous paste for create ventures or take advantage of your skin. It additionally sticks genuinely well onto oil jam for use all the rage. Since oil jam is oil-based, it wont break down the sugar.
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Outline on Latex Allergy in the Workplace (from JADA) Latex Allergy in the Workplace first discussions about the foundation of the conspicuous issue of Latex sensitivity. Normal elastic latex is removed from the smooth sap of the elastic tree Hevea Braziliensis to be specific in Malaysia. The historical backdrop of Latex gloves started over a hundred years prior. The main recorded occurrence of extreme touchiness (unfavorably susceptible response) to the regular elastic Latex happened in 1939. As a result of the upsurge of irresistible sicknesses there was an expansion in imported Latex gloves expanded from one million out of 1987 to 8,000,000 of every 1988. Likewise, in light of this expansion sought after, remote providers didn't satisfy the US necessities in assembling the gloves, which has obviously brought about a higher latex introduction. Furthermore, due to Latex being an allergen, the rehashed presentation to it might become hazardous. A few kinds of hypersensitive responses are as per the following: ICD – Irritant Contact Dermatitis – Because of around 200 distinctive aggravating synthetic compounds in the gloves, and not appropriately washing hands after utilize a bothersome, disturbed, dryness happens on the hands. ACD – Allergic Contact Dermatitis (Type IV) – is a postponed response to the Latex and as a rule happens 24 to 96 hours after introduction. The side effects of this specific response, is like toxic substance ivy. Prompt Hypersensitivity (Type I) – Although the least basic responses to latex, these are the most serious and perilous. There have been not kidding responses to Latex when breathed in as the proteins are aerosolized during glove cleaning and evacuation. In 1997 62% of Latex related passings were from gloves alone. A positive determination of Latex sensitivity is made by utilizing the consequences of a clinical history, physical test, demonstrative/introduction related assessment, and tests. A few tests incorporate, the fix test, the prick skin test, and radio allegro-sorbent tests. With every one of these tests there is yet to be a 'best quality level'; for diagnosing Latex hypersensitivity. The huge issue with these tests is that there are a critical number of wrong conclusion results. The article proceeds to advise exactly who is in danger to this sensitivity and who has expanded hazard. Everybody truly is in danger to building up a hypersensitivity to Latex in light of the fact that regardless of whether you are not medicinal services suppliers, laborers that produce Latex items, or kids with spina bifida or urogenital imperfection (all which have expanded hazard) you can in any case be presented to Latex from multiple points of view.
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Esketamine Uses, Side Effects, Dosages, and Precautions Depression Treatment Medication Print What to Know About Esketamine A fast-acting nasal spray can be an effective treatment for depression By Amy Morin, LCSW facebook twitter instagram Amy Morin, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, author of the bestselling book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Dont Do, and a highly sought-after speaker. Learn about our editorial policy Amy Morin, LCSW Medically reviewed by Medically reviewed by Steven Gans, MD on July 13, 2019 Steven Gans, MD is board-certified in psychiatry and is an active supervisor, teacher, and mentor at Massachusetts General Hospital. Learn about our Medical Review Board Steven Gans, MD Updated on January 09, 2020 Depression Overview Types Symptoms Causes & Risk Factors Diagnosis Treatment Coping ADA & Your Rights Depression in Kids In This Article Table of Contents Expand Uses Before Taking Dosage Side Effects Warning and Interactions View All Esketamine was approved by the FDA in 2019 to treat depression that hasnât responded to other treatment. Unlike oral antidepressants, which often take four to six weeks to take effect, esketamine is administered via nasal spray and is effective within hours. Itâs estimated that 5 million people in the United States have a depressive disorder that hasnât resolved with current treatments. Esketamine may help those with treatment-resistant depression experience much-needed relief. Esketamine is marketed by the brand names Ketanest and Spravato. Its effectiveness was evaluated in three short-term clinical trials and one longer-term maintenance trial. While it does carry some risks, the FDA determined that the benefits outweigh the risks, citing the need for additional effective treatments for treatment-resistant depression, a serious and potentially life-threatening condition. In the United States, suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death. In 2016, it claimed the lives of almost 45,000 people. Many of those individuals had untreated depression. Uses Despite decades of research, the molecular mechanisms underlying depression are poorly understood. Consequently, scientists arenât exactly certain how esketamine reduces depression. What is clear is that it is fast-acting. Within hours, people may experience changes to the brain that reduce symptoms of depression. Currently available antidepressants target the monoamine neurotransmitter systemsâ"predominantly serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine levels in the brain. Antidepressants often take four to six weeks to become fully effective, and they are not always effective. Itâs thought that esketamine affects the function of the brains glutamate neurotransmitter system while most oral antidepressants affect the serotonin neurotransmitter system. Esketamine is derived from ketamine. The only difference is that ketamine is a mixture of two mirror images of a molecule and esketamine is just one of those molecules. Off-Label Uses Esketamine isnât a new drug. Itâs been around for a long time, but it is only recently that it has been used as a nasal spray to treat depression. Ketamine hydrochloride is a selective NMDAR antagonist that has been used primarily as an anesthetic drug since the 1960s. It may also be used for pain management in low doses. Emergency departments may use it to manage acute pain or to control pain during a procedure. Ketamine Ketamine is known as a party drugâ"often referred to as âSpecial K.â People who misuse ketamine report dissociative effects as well as a sense of detachment, saying they felt an âout-of-body experience.â When misused, ketamine distorts perceptions of sight and sound. Some people on ketamine experience euphoria, while others report hallucinations or temporary paralysis. Initial Drug Trials In 2000, a pilot trial reported a rapid and robust antidepressant effect following a single IV dose of ketamine at a lower dose than is used for anesthetic purposes. Following the trial, several more studies supported the findings. Most of the trials focused on a 40-minute IV fusion of ketamine. Following the infusion, the majority of patients experienced significant relief in symptoms such as depressed mood, anhedonia, and suicidal thoughts. Improvements were often noted within two hours of ketamine administration. The therapeutic effects peaked at 24 hours and lasted up to two weeks. Despite the positive results, IV ketamine was associated with mild and transient dissociative effects, neurocognitive and sensorimotor disturbances, and short-lasting elevations in heart rate and blood pressure. It also wasnât widely available in IV form. Without FDA approval, off-label use of ketamine infusions for the treatment of depression wasnât covered by insurance, and it often cost more than $500 per treatment. In clinical trials, esketamine nasal spray has been effective in reducing symptoms for individuals with treatment-resistant depression. One randomized trial involved adults under 65 who were also taking an oral antidepressant. After one month, roughly 70% of patients responded to treatment, compared to just over half in the placebo group. Before Taking Esketamine isnât likely to be used as a first-line of treatment. Instead, it is intended for individuals with treatment-resistant depression, meaning they have had adequate trials of two other antidepressant medications first and didnât experience relief. Research suggests that around 30% of people who receive treatment for depression do not have a response to standard, front-line treatment approaches.?? Alternative Treatment Options Esketamine may be an option for individuals who are at an acute risk of suicide. Individuals who are in crisis may need a fast-acting drug that can offer immediate relief. Esketamine isnât the only option for individuals with treatment-resistant depression. Other options may include: A different antidepressant: Just because the first two antidepressants didnât work doesnât mean a third medication wonât be effective. A doctor may try a different type of antidepressant (such as changing from a SSRI to a SNRI) or add another medication that could make an antidepressant more effective (such as an antipsychotic or anticonvulsant medication).Talk therapy: Depression is often best treated with a combination of medication and therapy. A psychiatrist may refer a patient to psychotherapy to help reduce symptoms. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been found to be especially effective in treating treatment-resistant depression.Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT): ECT produces electric currents through the brain to trigger a brief seizure. It seems to cause changes in brain chemistry that improve and stabilize mood. It can have side effects such as short-term memory loss and confusion, but is generally considered safe and currently the most effective treatment for trea tment-resistant depression. It may require six to 12 sessions of treatment.Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS): VNS involves implanting a pacemaker-like device that sends electrical currents to the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is thought to stimulate parts of the brain that regulate mood. It can take up to several months for VNS to be effective.Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS): rTMS uses a magnet to stimulate certain areas of the brain to reduce symptoms of depression. Although it doesnt carry some of the side effects of ECT, it is not generally thought to be as effective. Precautions and Contraindications Esketamine may cause an increase in blood pressure or heart rate, so it should be used with caution if an individual has angina, a history of stroke, or poorly-controlled blood pressure. Esketamine may cause fetal harm and women who are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant should talk to their doctors. Women should not breastfeed while undergoing treatment. In general, esketamine is contraindicated in individuals with psychotic depression, since psychotic symptoms are sometimes reported as side effects when it is administered at anesthetic doses. Esketamine is also contraindicated in those who have a hypersensitivity to esketamine or ketamine. Dosage Esketamine is delivered via nasal spray. Each device contains 28 milligrams (mg) and delivers two sprays. It must be administered under medical supervision and will not be available for patients to bring home. Patients must go to the doctorâs office or clinic to access the nasal spray, according to the conditions of FDA approval. If you are taking esketamine, you will likely receive a treatment one or two times per week. You will remain in the office setting for a couple of hours so you can be monitored closely by medical personnel for two hours. Medical providers will ensure you are not experiencing adverse reactions before allowing you to leave. Esketamine was approved for use in combination with oral antidepressants like Prozac (fluoxetine), Zoloft (sertraline), or Lexapro (escitalopram). Modifications The safety and efficacy of esketamine have not been established for pediatric use. Guidelines for use among people 65 and older are the same as those for other adults. How to Know Which Antidepressant Is Right for You Side Effects Like any new treatment, manufacturers will continue to monitor any adverse reactions. Johnson Johnson, who developed esketamine, is taking steps to ensure it will only be used as intended. Common In clinical trials, the most common side effects included the following: DisassociationDizzinessNauseaSedationVertigoDecreased feelingAnxietyLethargyIncreased blood pressureVomitingFeeling inebriated The label for esketamine will include a black box warningâ"the most serious safety warning the FDA issues. It will caution users they may experience sedation, problems with attention, judgment, and thinking. It will also warn people that thereâs potential for abuse and suicidal thoughts. Patients should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking esketamine until the next day after a restful sleep as it can impair reaction time and motor skills. Severe Side Effects Call your doctor if you experience severe side effects including extreme drowsiness, changes in mood or behavior, worsening depression, hallucinations, or suicidal thoughts. Call emergency services immediately if you have signs of an allergic reaction including hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, throat, lips, or tongue. Warning and Interactions Before taking esketamine nasal spray, you should tell your doctor about any other medications, both prescription and nonprescription, that you are taking, as well as any vitamins or herbal supplements that you currently take or plan on taking. You will be closely monitored for potential interactions with other medications you may be taking including: AmphetaminesAnti-anxiety medicationsMonoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)Opioid pain medicationsSeizure medicationsSedativesSleeping aidsTranquilizers The use of alcohol should be limited when taking esketamine, as combining the two may increase the severity of side effects including drowsiness, difficulty thinking, confusion, motor impairment, and dizziness. Esketamine also has the potential for misuse. Doctors are advised to weigh the potential benefits of this treatment against this risk, particularly in people who have a higher risk of substance misuse and addiction. The prolonged use of esketamine can cause physical dependence, which can lead to withdrawal symptoms when use is discontinued or when the dosage is reduced. A Word From Verywell If you or a loved one has treatment-resistant depression, talk to your doctor about the potential risks and benefits of esketamine versus other treatment options. While esketamine may not be right for everyone, it may provide much-needed relief for some individuals who havenât been able to get relief from their depression from other treatment methods. Overview of the Treatments for Depression
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Africa is the origin of mankind, the early civilizations that migrated throughout the continent set a basis for studying and understanding why humans will migrate. When examining the people of ancient Africa, historians identified the fact that many groups migrated throughout the continent. It became evident that the different societies had some similarities and influences from one another. The Bantu people shared a common foundational language, which was a main factor in their expansion to the west as well as the south. In the northern part of the continent there was a colonial powerhouse forming. The Egyptian empire migrated along the Nile River in search for trade routes, which expanded their kingdom and made them stronger. To develop aÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦The same strategies that helped them become so large, and powerful, led to their downfall. Ã¢â¬Å"The process of Egyptian colonial expansion in Africa involved three major stages. The first was a period of more or less uncoordinated exploration and plundering, which served to make the Egyptians aware of the economic resources and opportunities beyond their southern frontier. This was followed by the establishment of trade relations with a powerful interior chiefdom, backed up by an Egyptian monopoly of trade on the lower Nile.Ã¢â¬ The Egyptians explored beyond the borders of their primary colonization, as stated the first period was uncoordinated; it was simply human nature to explore, and see what there was beyond their borders. This led to trade relations, and the Egyptians developed a trade monopoly along the Nile. In turn this helped their economy grow, and expand as a result of their migration southward. When a historian looks at ancient Egypt he or she can see that by studying itÃ¢â¬â¢s migration patterns south, it was able to extend its influence on the culture and societies that it encountered. In the south the people of Nubia were the most directly affected by Egyptian occupation. The various natural resources that were sought after in Nubia by the Egyptians were what led to the empires initial purpose for migrating further south. As a result, Nubian culture showed evidence of
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Abraham Lincoln, the great president of the United States, is one of the most influential men in the history of America. He is not only the commander-in-chief of the Union army that takes the victory from the Confederacy in the Civil War but also a leader who ends up the existence of slavery and a hero of the United States of America. On the other hand, Nathan Bedford Forrest is the lieutenant general of the Confederate army during the Civil War. He is a real genius and the great leadership of the Southern which help them to fight for the Northern. Nonetheless, Nathan rises from the rank of private to lieutenant general by his talents through wars with smart strategies and become the biggest trouble for the Union army. Nathan andÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦In general, Abraham Lincoln save the United of AmericaÃ¢â¬â¢s citizens from slavery, domination of the south and build a stronger government that help the people to get a better life. 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1. 0 INTRODUCTION Major tobacco firms in Malaysia have begun investing aggressively Corporate Social Responsibility activities to build a positive public image and brand activities via large contributions into social programs nationwide, and to be recognised as contributors to the greater common good. Although CSR is considered as a corporate entity along standards of business ethics, tobacco industry philanthropic activities encounter much criticism and threat of a comprehensive ban on CSR atop present legislations for Tobacco Advertising, Promotion Sponsorship worldwide. We will write a custom essay sample on Tobacco Industry Csr Malaysia or any similar topic only for you Order Now Many concerns have been raised over the practice; alleging that the motives behind tobacco industry CSR are to manipulate public perception of responsible marketing practices and gain favourable position for the individual firms in Malaysia. 2. 0 CSR AND ITS STRATEGIC ADVANTAGES Holme and Watts define CSR as an ongoing pledge by corporations to conduct themselves in an ethical manner and contribute to economic growth while developing the quality of workforce livelihood and their families, and the overall local community and societies. CSR programs were developed to answer public urges for corporations to advocate ethical, environmental, health and labour regulations. The Sustainability Entrepreneurship Model by Young and Tilley, as shown in Appendix I, comprises of six decisive factors: eco-efficiency, socio-efficiency, eco-effectiveness, socio-effectiveness and sufficiency and ecological equity; for corporate sustainability which adds to the businessÃ¢â¬â¢s social responsibilities and enhances its effectiveness, bringing higher cost savings and better profit margins. 8% of consumers said they were more likely to purchase from companies that engages in initiatives to develop society. 3. 0 TOBACCO INDUSTRY AND TOBACCO USE IN MALAYSIA Malaysia is a major cigarette-manufacturing showpiece for tobacco transnational corporations operating in the South East Asian region. Among 92 sectors, the tobacco industry ranks 5th with an economic output totaling to RM11. 7 billion or 3% of MalaysiaÃ¢â¬â¢s GDP. The tobacco indu stry in Malaysia comprises of large corporations such as British American Tobacco, market share 68%; Japan Tobacco Inc. 17. 7%; and Philip Morris International, 15. 3%. The industry considers itself a vital contributor in developing MalaysiaÃ¢â¬â¢s socio-economic condition of the rural population. Tobacco is MalaysiaÃ¢â¬â¢s most largely cultivated non-food crop, with 12,148 hectares and 1,200 hectares of land solely for tobacco cultivation in Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia respectively. The industryÃ¢â¬â¢s activities range from tobacco leaf cultivation and curing, tobacco production to marketing and distribution. Records show that more than 190,000 people are employed in the industry, and 120,000 people involved in tobacco farming and curing. Smoking statistics show that 10,000 Malaysians succumb to smoking-related ailments annually, making it the top killers in the country since the 1980s. According to Global Adult Tobacco Survey based in Malaysia, 23. 1% or 4. 75 million adults currently smoke, 43. 9% (4. 64 million) being men and 1. 0% (0. 10 million) women. The study also suggested that the expenditure on manufactures cigarettes cover 3. % of the GDP in 2011, its data showing present smokers using an average of RM 178. 80 monthly on manufactured cigarettes. 4. 0 PRACTICE OF TOBACCO INDUSTRY CSR IN MALAYSIA The industry engages CSR in various methods to achieve maximum public exposure and influence. The common approach of tobacco industry CSR is corporate philanthropy in which the firms provide monetary aids in areas such as culture and arts, education, shelter, social welfare and the envi ronment. In addition, they offer support to government policies and sponsorship of events such as youth smoking prevention programs. Several firms have even established charitable foundations to fund their initiatives, such as the British American Tobacco Foundation which was set up with the aim to obtain and manage funds for education, scientific and other charitable purposes. In conjunction with National Kenaf and Tobacco Board, the foundation has rewarded over 2,000 recipients RM 1. 1 million since its initiation in 2002. Formation of alliances between tobacco firms with non-governmental organizations exist as well. Yayasan Salam Malaysia is a long-term NGO partner of Philip Morris since 2006, both supporting a variety of CSR programs concerning poverty and societyÃ¢â¬â¢s wellbeing. Their annual partnership had revolved around building information and communication technology (ICT) centres in rural places and providing financial aids for the underprivileged. BAT is also the first local tobacco company to publish Social Reports since 2001; these reports highlighting the firms CSR activities conducted year-round, looking forward to aligning itself with other businesses that conduct CSR activities. The company had received the Malaysian Sustainability Reporting Award from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants for BATÃ¢â¬â¢s efforts in cancer research. 5. 0 CRITICISMS TOWARD TOBACCO INDUSTRY CSR The tobacco industry is one of the most criticised members of the modern business community. Several disputes have arisen worldwide declaring that tobacco industry products are lethal to their consumers, and the CSR activities will be unable to resolve the fundamental contradiction with ethical corporate citizenship. WHO defines tobacco industry tactics utilizing CSR as a tool Ã¢â¬Å"to promote voluntary measures as an effective way to address tobacco control and create an illusion of being a Ã¢â¬ËchangedÃ¢â¬â¢ company and to establish partnerships with health interests. Ã¢â¬ These charitable campaigns purposefully influence the perception among youths and adults that the tobacco industry is deceitful and guilty for advocating smoking among youths and adults. Tobacco companiesÃ¢â¬â¢ internal documents have revealed the motives behind industry-sponsored programs, aimed to increase profits and stimulate company investments. It is alleged that by conducting CSR, tobacco firms aim to build favourable views regarding the industry and tobacco issues by demonstrating their responsibility and concern about the wellbeing of consumers and stakeholders. Another tobacco industry goal is to achieve political influence with the intention of obstruct government efforts to regulate tobacco control, as evident in Malaysia. These CSR initiatives also pose as protection against litigations or lawsuits. The sponsorship of tobacco firms in youth anti-smoking campaigns is claimed to be a scheme to access youths for market research, to normalise brands and to avert success of anti-tobacco campaigns. A report by the British Medical Association stated that tobacco industry CSR as a form of marketing for firms, and as such it should be prohibited under the terms of Article 13 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which calls for Parties to impose a full ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and advertising, including CSR. CSR functions in favour of the industry by creating goodwill with lawmakers and the public, crushing bad publicity for its lethal goods, and resolving conflict from tobacco control advocates. The tobacco-caused death and disease suffered by societies and families contradict the advantages of charity or sponsorship for social interests. Tobacco consumption offers zero merits to the underprivileged, and any financial aid offered by tobacco firms accountable for smoking-related ailments and financial woes of the nation fails to relieve poverty, environmental, or health problems. . 0 POLITICAL ECONOMY AND CONTROL OF TOBACCO IN MALAYSIA Advocacy for tobacco control in Malaysia had begun in the 1970s, with gradual growing initiatives to institute specific legislations to regulate tobacco manufacturing and consumption. Compliant to the FCTC, Malaysia enacts legislation compliant with the FCTC by providing extensive regulation and banning of advertising, promotion and sponsorship. Presently, Malaysia allows tobacco industry CSR, and it has been abused by the industry as a strategic tool to change its public image. Measures to undertake the Malaysian smoking epidemic is inconsistent Ã¢â¬â from one point of view, the cost of lives and health interests; while the other, the critical consequences of tobacco control on tobacco farmers and alleviating poverty. The Malaysian government is an active shareholder and advocate of tobacco. They are major partners in two of MalaysiaÃ¢â¬â¢s largest tobacco corporations with direct financial interests in the industry. Major shareholders of BAT and JTI include statutory bodies such as the Skim Amanah Saham Bumiputera, Employees Provident Fund, and Amanah Saham Malaysia, demonstrating the Malaysian state controlled ownership of shares in the tobacco industry. A large number of Bumiputeras partake in tobacco cultivation with Bumiputera partners being of key importance in the ownership of tobacco firms. Corresponding to the government policy to promote foreign investment, BAT, Philip Morris, and R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company have set up their subsidiaries and established manufacturing facilities within the country. 7. 0 CONCLUSION In averting the overall poor public image, weak knowledge regarding individual tobacco firms, and more litigations and restraints, the tobacco industry CSR activities are meant to improve public perception of the industry. CSR activities by tobacco firms purposefully highlight their philanthropic contributions to the society and also promote youth smoking prevention programs. As long as there is absence of major restraints and public criticism, the tobacco industry will continue to operate unreservedly, utilising CSR to promote its Ã¢â¬Å"responsibleÃ¢â¬ marketing practices and to receive favorable ratings for individual firms within the country. The tobacco industryÃ¢â¬â¢s public relation efforts may possibly influence Malaysian audiences to develop further resistance against the objections faced by the industry, alleviate jurorsÃ¢â¬â¢ negative scrutiny toward the industry, and thus deteriorating public or legislative support for tobacco control policies in Malaysia. How to cite Tobacco Industry Csr Malaysia, Essay examples
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Welcome to the land of sorrow and disappointment, otherwise known as theBREAK UP. WeÃ¢â¬â¢ve all been there, right? We meet someone that is completely amazing, perhaps not as amazing as Brad Pitt or, say, young Leonardo Dicaprio; but heÃ¢â¬â¢s certainly up there. Kind of. Anyway, hereÃ¢â¬â¢s this perfect guy (in your eyes) and youÃ¢â¬â¢ve been with him for about four years. FOUR YEARS. ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s 48 months, 208 weeks, and 1,460 days of your precious time devoted to this one individual in our massive universe. IÃ¢â¬â¢m going to marry him. He will father my children. WeÃ¢â¬â¢re going to grow old together. Hate to burst your bubble, but you are not going to marry him, he will not father your children, and you are not going to grow old together. I donÃ¢â¬â¢t mean to be a negative Nancy but trust me, I know how the story goes, and IÃ¢â¬â¢ve heard it far too many times. We will write a custom essay sample on The Ex or any similar topic specifically for you Do Not WasteYour Time HIRE WRITER Only 13.90 / page Friday night date night rolls around and, as usual, at approximately 7:06, thereÃ¢â¬â¢s a light knock at the door. You give your hair one last fluff while glancing quickly at the mirror as you grab the purse off of the hallway table. A soft kiss greets you, and you love birds fly off to the 8 oÃ¢â¬â¢ clock reservation at Olive Garden (that he insisted was ridiculously difficult to get even though everyone knows you donÃ¢â¬â¢t need to make a reservation at Olive Garden.) While awaiting the chocolate dipping sauce for your favorite zeppoles (youÃ¢â¬â¢re a sucker for fried delicacies) he clears his throat and gently caresses your hands. Ã¢â¬Å"Listen, babe, we need to talk.Ã¢â¬ He pauses while you take a sip of your peach iced tea and nod in encouragement. Ã¢â¬Å"WeÃ¢â¬â¢ve been together for a long time now. I love you so much, and IÃ¢â¬â¢ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about us and our future.Ã¢â¬ This is it. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s actually happening. You flash a subtle smile and lean in a bit closer. He continues, Ã¢â¬Å"IÃ¢â¬â¢ve thought about it. I love you; youÃ¢â¬â¢re the most important person in my life-Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"YES! Yes, I do, I do!Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Really? IÃ¢â¬â¢m so relieved to hear that!Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"Of course! I love you too everything has been amazing but-Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"WeÃ¢â¬â¢ve been together for too long. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s time to see other people, see what else is out there. IÃ¢â¬â¢m so relieved to know that you feel the same way,Ã¢â¬ he finishes. You give him a puzzled look. What? Ã¢â¬Å"No. I was going to say, but itÃ¢â¬â¢s time to take our relationship to the next level. Wait. YouÃ¢â¬â¢re breaking up with me?Ã¢â¬ This never once crossed your mind; after all, if not today, then he was probably going to propose, like, next week. This is insane. I mean after all the time youÃ¢â¬â¢ve been together, how could he do this to you? The conversation ends with Ã¢â¬Å"IÃ¢â¬â¢m sorryÃ¢â¬â¢sÃ¢â¬ and Ã¢â¬Å"I understandÃ¢â¬â¢sÃ¢â¬ . All the while youÃ¢â¬â¢re trying to keep your cool because thereÃ¢â¬â¢s no way he can know that youÃ¢â¬â¢re actually a mess inside and that part of you wants to rip his head off. The car ride home is awkward and tense. ThereÃ¢â¬â¢s so much you want to say but you keep it inside, knowing that as soon as you open your mouth, youÃ¢â¬â¢ll break down in tears. You exchange a quick goodbye and almost fall out of the car in an attempt to get out of there as soon as possible. As soon as you shut the door behind you, thereÃ¢â¬â¢s no holding you back. The sobs become louder and louder as the minutes tick by. You crawl onto the couch with a pint of Oreo cookie ice cream and manage to swallow large spoonfuls in between sobs. Cupid is a jerk. After an hour of nonstop eating, crying and an overplayed episode of AmericaÃ¢â¬â¢s most loved family, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, you call it a night and doze off right there on the couch. At around 3am anxiety kicks in and youÃ¢â¬â¢re awakened to the sound of your rapidly beating heart. This isnÃ¢â¬â¢t over, Henry. In an effort to mend the broken relationship, you go ahead and give him a call. After all, this isnÃ¢â¬â¢t a break up. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s merely a misunderstanding between two people who love each other deeply. This was definitely not mutual, which means that you didnÃ¢â¬â¢t really bre ak up. After thirty calls and fifteen voicemails there is still no response. ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s okay. You can always call him in the morning. Better yet, why donÃ¢â¬â¢t you stop by his office with his favorite chocolate donut and a coffee? Do whatever it is that you have to do. If you canÃ¢â¬â¢t catch him there, thatÃ¢â¬â¢s fine, just drop by his apartment after work with a box of pepperoni pizza. How about you send him a quick text explaining how you want to return all of the gifts youÃ¢â¬â¢ve received from him over the years because you Ã¢â¬Å"just canÃ¢â¬â¢t stand to see themÃ¢â¬ ? HeÃ¢â¬â¢ll definitely respond to that! HeÃ¢â¬â¢ll be forced to talk to you. HeÃ¢â¬â¢s obviously just confused and doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t know what he wants, and itÃ¢â¬â¢s your job to let him know that this isnÃ¢â¬â¢t acceptable. After all, you didnÃ¢â¬â¢t waste 48 months, 208 weeks, and 1,460 days of your precious time devoted to this one individual in our massive universe, just to end up getting d umped. There is a double standard between men and women (as with everything else in life) regarding love and relationships. When a woman decides to fight for lost love she is labeled as the Ã¢â¬Å"crazy ex-girlfriendÃ¢â¬ . Maybe she doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t want the relationship back, maybe she just wants to get closure, try to understand what went wrong. Did you ever think about that? No, because you were too busy complaining to your friends and family about how crazy she is. When a guy fights for lost love heÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬Å"a hopeless romantic.Ã¢â¬ Let women fight for love in peace without having to be labeled crazy for doing so. Let them cry into their double chocolate chip ice cream as they watch The Titanic for the hundredth time. Let them call twenty times at four in the morning. Let them stalk you on social media as their heart desires. Let them plan casual run-ins at your favorite local bar so you can see how totally awesome theyÃ¢â¬â¢re doing without you. Worst case scenario is you have to file a restraining order.