I can't tell you to break or keep promises, but I can sense you want to talk about this problem.
Promises a restoration of hostages to Alexander I.
He'd already broken promises of finding his lifemate by his thirtieth, his thirty-first, his thirty-second birthdays.
Often after collecting alms, and reckoning up twenty to thirty rubles received for the most part in promises from a dozen members, of whom half were as well able to pay as himself, Pierre remembered the masonic vow in which each Brother promised to devote all his belongings to his neighbor, and doubts on which he tried not to dwell arose in his soul.
He was her world, but she'd been nothing more than an afterthought, strung along with promises for years.