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2007-08-21 02:23:49 PM
I would like to point out that the individuals who were used in this study were college students. Break ups are much easier to get over when you are surrounded by thousands of other co-eds with too much time, too many hormones and the constant availability of cheap booze.
 
2007-08-21 02:24:17 PM
As someone whose emotions are severly repressed and controlled, I find it quite easy to break up, you simply cut off all the feelings in that direction.

Problem comes later when they burst out again and you randomly get angry at your ex (who you haven't even seen since then) after a year of being fine with it.
 
2007-08-21 02:24:23 PM
That's why I keep sending my $5 in every month, breaking up is too hard.
 
2007-08-21 02:24:40 PM
My boyfriend of 2 years and I just broke up. He said it was his fault.
I know I'm better off without him since he's done horrible, horrible things. But it still hurts everyday.
 
2007-08-21 02:24:53 PM
importedbeer: That is a funny yet profound way to look at it.

The sad thing is that concept (infidelity = emotional herpes) just spontaneously popped into my head. (yeah, I have a farked up sense of humour) Glad it rung true for others as well.
 
2007-08-21 02:25:37 PM
This whole article is asinine. 26 college students in relationships that end in less than eight months is not a statistically viable pool to judge the entirety of human relationships. 4 months dating is in no way comparable to years and years of marriage. If your four-month long relationship ends because you both realize that you are not right for one another, how can anyone draw a correlation to a 26-year marriage that ends due to infidelity? Saying to all of humankind "you'll get over it" based on a college student's level of emotional depth, maturity and integrity is unconscionable.
 
2007-08-21 02:26:28 PM
My last breakup was actually kind of fun. I went off to college, she was a senior in high school. She kept thinking we were gonna last forever. We were together for a month and I realized I just didn't like her for anything but sex. She was quite possibly Satan's third or fourth cousin but in high school you're pretty happy to get whatever you can so I looked past that. Then I got to college and looked past her right at my ex-girlfriend. She took it relatively well until she found out about that part.
 
2007-08-21 02:26:47 PM
Lt Shiny Sides: My boyfriend of 2 years and I just broke up. He said it was his fault.
I know I'm better off without him since he's done horrible, horrible things. But it still hurts everyday.


Sorry to hear that...it DOES get better...slowly it aches less and less...but don't deny yourself the emotions in the short-term. Work through it so you don't keep reliving it.
 
2007-08-21 02:27:13 PM
osdrcomputers: szyska: Breaking up sometimes feels like a kick in the nuts. I like to thing of it as her grabbing my crotch one last time...

It feels that way at first, but later that day just hit your local club and get a nice piece of arse and it will take all the pain away


The key is getting that piece of arse fast enough I've found...
 
2007-08-21 02:27:30 PM
Asa Phelps: My last breakup was worse than i thought it would be - and i thought it would be pretty bad.

It was the rage issues that i didn't expect that really pushed it over the top.

That and the fact that it became cyclical and selfsustaining.

I still take wellbutrin to keep from being pissed off 24 hours a day at nothing in particular.


Talk to your doctor. If you have rage issues (not the ex) or have any sign of mania buproprion is the wrong drug for you and could be making you worse.
 
2007-08-21 02:27:32 PM
I tend to use this method. I get the girl in a room, then ask, "Who's Lane's girlfriend?"

Then, when she starts to raise her hand, you say, "Hold on a minute, champ."

/Never done that.
//Been with my current girlfriend for 5 years.
///Breaking up would be devastating, because for those 5 years we've built a life together. How do you get out of something like that without lots of headache?
////Hint: you don't.
 
2007-08-21 02:27:43 PM
HA! Men are easy to break up with. Just walk away and if they ask 'why' tell them they are too small! LoL. I love men!!
 
2007-08-21 02:27:59 PM
Gothnet: As someone whose emotions are severly repressed and controlled, I find it quite easy to break up, you simply cut off all the feelings in that direction

This. And channel them into something else.
 
2007-08-21 02:28:08 PM
Lt Shiny Sides: My boyfriend of 2 years and I just broke up. He said it was his fault.
I know I'm better off without him since he's done horrible, horrible things. But it still hurts everyday.


I am intriged, continue
 
2007-08-21 02:29:16 PM
Winterstar: It took me almost 2 years to get over my last breakup, mainly due to the trust issues that were caused by my ex in how she left me.

I took it EXTREMELY hard. She moved on qiwith her life like nothing had happened and wanted me to do so as well because (I suspect) she was feeling extremely guilty over what she had done and/or the way she had done it.

I guess I was just more in love that she ever could be...and, considering her behaviour after the breakup and subsequent relationships, I doubt she's capable of true love...she's just got some twisted ideas about it that will screw her up for the rest of her life unless she sorts them out.

So, basically, I'm better off that the harpy is gone...but I know I'm still dealing with the fall-out to this day...

And I have her to thank for that.


dad?
 
2007-08-21 02:29:22 PM
Asa Phelps:

I still take wellbutrin to keep from being pissed off 24 hours a day at nothing in particular.


Suck it up and stop popping pills. Enjoy the anger.
 
2007-08-21 02:29:47 PM
I broke up with a girl I dated for over a year. I really didn't even like her, just the sex and having someone to go to the movies with. She ended up breaking up with me. I was more upset about having to change my daily routine than not dating her.
 
2007-08-21 02:29:58 PM
REOIV: 2 months is not a relationship by any means.

Call me when you hit 6 months to a year and have a break up.

The rule of thumb about relationships is it takes anywhere from 1/2 of the length of the relationship to twice the length to get over it if you were really 'in love' with them.

So at most 4 months out you should be over a 2 month relationship. If you aren't you're being retarded.

Date a person for a year, 2 years out is about right to get over them.


So, according to this, it's gonna take me 18 years to get over my ex?

I call bullshiat.

it's been 2.... OVER IT

Who comes up with this stuff?
 
2007-08-21 02:30:34 PM
Study proves that breaking up is easier; then you thought...

/existential version
 
2007-08-21 02:30:37 PM
fatal_exception: The emotional aspect isn't really the problem, I just can't afford to hate my wife.

If you haven't contemplated murder at some point in time, you've never been married.
 
2007-08-21 02:30:50 PM
I lost my Sony Dreamcast in my last breakup...
 
2007-08-21 02:32:00 PM
snltranscripts.jt.org

Brian: Okay, if you're just tuning in, we're taking calls. Tonight's subject is Denise.. Have you seen her? Has she said anything about me? Let's take another call. Hello?

Caller #1: Hey, Brian, I saw Denise at Friendly's with her parents.

Brian: The one on Central Aveneue?

Caller #1: Oh, yeah.

Brian: Really? Did she look happy?

Caller #1: Yeah. I guess so.

Brian: Good.... Good for her, that's great. Seriously, that's really, really good. I can't tell you how happy I am for her.

Caller: Okay, man, see you later...

Brian: Okay, good. She deserves to be happy. I'm glad, I really am.... Alright, now's the time in the show when I like to give Denise a call and hang up on her.

Denise on phone: Hello? [ Brian hangs up sadistically ]

Brian: That was great! Now, let's bring out my first guest. He lives down the street from me, and has known Denise since kindergarten, Daryl Fitzsimmons... Hey, uh, Daryl, don't you think Denise and I made a good couple?

Daryl Fitzsimmons: Yeah.. definitely.

Brian: I know. What's with her?

Daryl Fitzsimmons: I don't know, man.

Brian: Okay, thanks for coming by, Daryl.

Daryl Fitzsimmons: Thanks!

Brian: Okay, uh, let's move on to this week's Denise Trivia Question. The question is: Last summer when Denise and I took her niece to Chuck E. Cheese, how long did Denise say we'd be together? The answer is: Forever. Hmm.. I guess in Chuck E. Cheese, Forever means Eight Months.... Okay, now's about the time on the show where I lose it, and my dad calls up and yells at me. Here we go.... I can't believe she did this to me! It's not fair. What did I do wrong, Denise? Just tell me, and I'll stop doing it!

Brian's Father on phone: Hello, Brian, this is your father.

Brian: What?

Brian's Father on phone: What the hell is wrong with you? You're embarrassing the family!

Brian: [ crying ] I can't help it, Dad, she..

Brian's Father on phone: Oh, stop it!

Brian: ..was everything to me!

Brian's Father on phone: Stop it!

Brian: She was so soft!

Brian's Father on phone: Be a man! I can't understand what you're saying, speak English! Moron!!

Brian: You don't get it, man!

Brian's Father on phone: Brian.

Brian: She's different, just butt out!

Brian's Father on phone: Brian!

Brian: This is my life, You don't own me!!...Okay, that was great! Tonight, we have a brand new segment for our show. Let's call up the guy I heard Denise has been dating, and hang up on him.

Denise's New Boyfriend on phone: Hello. Hello? Hello??

Brian:...I'm gonna kill you.

Denise's New Boyfriend on phone: Who is this??

Brian: Okay! That really was fun. Now, every week on the show, I like to take out an old note Denise sent me, and sigh painfully as I read it. This one was from our three-week anniversary. ...Okay. Now is the part of the show where I look at Denise's picture, and I talk to it.... Why? Why do you push me away when all I want to do is love you? Take me back, Denise, please..

Brian's Father on phone: Hello, Brian, this is your father.

Brian: BUTT OUT!!

Brian's Father on phone: Get a hold of yourself!

Brian: YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND!!

Brian's Father on phone: Be a man! You're embarrassing us!

Brian: NO, WHY DON'T YOU SHUT UP!!

Denise: [ runs onstage, angry with Brian ] Brian! Brian, what are you doing? What the hell is wrong with you?

snltranscripts.jt.org

Brian: Hello, Denise.

Denise: Why can't you get it? It is over. You and me are over, face reality, we're not a couple, move on with your life.

Brian: Will you go back out with me?

Denise: NO!! [ she exits ]

Brian: Then, the show must go on. Next week, my guest will be a girl who works with Denise at the movie theater, and a guy who sold her some pants at Marshall's. See you then....
 
2007-08-21 02:32:10 PM
szyska: Buddy of mine got over a break up with a little help. She was 10 years younger, about 2 cup sizes bigger, a natural blonde (she didn't really care for underwear) and wanted to please him all the time. Why? I do not know....

I am intrigued and wish to subscribe to his newsletter. Was thinking the same thing when I started reading this thread.
 
2007-08-21 02:32:22 PM
I came here for sad emo pics and I was sorely disappointed : /
 
2007-08-21 02:32:59 PM
Have they narrowed it down from 50 ways? (DNRTFA)
 
2007-08-21 02:34:11 PM
deathwish.blox.pl
 
2007-08-21 02:34:17 PM
FTA - The nine-month study involved college students who had been dating

The flaw is that college students' brains haven't yet fully developed emotionally. The older you get, the more you know and feel, the worse heartbreak is.

/IMHO
 
2007-08-21 02:34:39 PM
Photoshopped.
 
2007-08-21 02:34:42 PM
Lt Shiny Sides: My boyfriend of 2 years and I just broke up. He said it was his fault.
I know I'm better off without him since he's done horrible, horrible things. But it still hurts everyday.


How YOU doin'?
 
2007-08-21 02:34:46 PM
Five o' Clock Somewhere: I lost my Sony Dreamcast in my last breakup...

Oh that's nothing, friend broke up with g/f. (Same one from above who found the natural blonde.) She had a kid, and to get on the kid's good side he brough over his X-Box, PS2/PSOne, all his games for all three systems and more than a few movies. Lost it all....
 
2007-08-21 02:34:49 PM
Lousy statistically insignificant study, retarded article, but decent fark fodder.

Nothing farks with your mind more than a person who starts using emotional manipulation. I'd rather have someone outright cheat or be an asshole, because then at least it's a lot easier to decide it's their fault, not yours.

//finally mostly over my 9-year relationship (been about 2 years now)
//not something I'll ever forget, though
//he broke it off, but good riddance. Can't believe the bullshiat I put up with.
 
2007-08-21 02:34:53 PM
I've found that hard liquor, other guys and of course, fark, help a lot...
For a few hours anyway.
 
2007-08-21 02:35:43 PM
highendmighty: FTA - The nine-month study involved college students who had been dating

The flaw is that college students' brains haven't yet fully developed emotionally. The older you get, the more you know and feel, the worse heartbreak is.

/IMHO


College students? Oh yeah, like they know anything.
 
2007-08-21 02:36:19 PM
codewarrior81: dad?

Science! I hope not... :-)

/No kids yet, thankfully...helps minimize the pain in the breakups
 
2007-08-21 02:36:43 PM
I just broke-up for good with my one-itis of 3 years. Nothing wrong with our relationship per se, but our career goals are leading us in different directions, neither one of us wants to compromise, and it's way too stressful to try and hold it together.

//daily Xanax works wonders, else I'd be freaking out nonstop.
///yeah, I'm a pussy, fark you
 
2007-08-21 02:36:53 PM
Lt Shiny Sides: I've found that hard liquor, other guys and of course, fark, help a lot...
For a few hours anyway.


I found out the hard way that, even if you mix them somewhat strong, I can't get passed-out drunk on White Russians before the lactose catches up with me.
 
2007-08-21 02:36:56 PM
i love how some people are using this thread as a chance to vent about their last breakup...
go tell it to a shrink, then get over it.

PS. Breaking up over email is the way to go ( i found)
 
2007-08-21 02:37:07 PM
I recently spotted my ex, almost 10 years after I dumped his stupid ass. Tried to be friendly, asked him how he was doing. Apparently, my breaking up with him was the push into his downward spiral of suicide attempts, bad guitar solos and working at Wal-Mart. He told me he wished I would just die, then said if I wasn't seeing anybody lately that we could "hook up".

Pussy.
 
2007-08-21 02:37:15 PM
Take 2 of these...
homepage3.nifty.com
...and call a hooker in the morning
 
2007-08-21 02:37:16 PM
geekybroad:

//finally mostly over my 9-year relationship (been about 2 years now)
//not something I'll ever forget, though
//he broke it off, but good riddance. Can't believe the bullshiat I put up with.


You seem like a woman with low self-esteem. Allow me to introduce myself...
 
2007-08-21 02:37:28 PM
I think a lot of the time, if you're one who was dumped, you don't really get over your ex until you meet someone new.

I like the half the relationship-twice the length to get over someone. I think that makes complete sense.
 
2007-08-21 02:37:41 PM
2 1/2 year relationship just ended. She was 8 years older than I am (me-31, she-39) and with two small children (hers from a previous marriage, not mine). It hurts - a lot. So much time, energy, emotion and true love invested, not just in her, but in her children and the lives of her parents, friends etc, all to have her say she doesn't know what she wants, but that she would like to see other people. It's going to take a long time to move on.

/2months is not a relationship.
//this study is farked up
 
2007-08-21 02:38:07 PM
80+ posts and still no fix for the headline. For shame mods....for shame.

THAN

THAN
THAN
THAN


/that is all
 
2007-08-21 02:38:54 PM
szyska: Oh that's nothing, friend broke up with g/f. (Same one from above who found the natural blonde.) She had a kid, and to get on the kid's good side he brough over his X-Box, PS2/PSOne, all his games for all three systems and more than a few movies. Lost it all....

Ouch...that just makes it exponentially worse...

/survived a marriage and engagement with Atari 2600, Genesis, SNES, PS1, PS2, and Xbox intact. :-)
 
2007-08-21 02:39:10 PM
Lt Shiny Sides: I've found that hard liquor, other guys and of course, fark, help a lot...
For a few hours anyway.



How YOOOU doin'?????

/LOL J/K married&happy
 
2007-08-21 02:39:24 PM
Also - breaking up is a million times easier than divorce - you just walk away. You don't have to deal with an ex that turns into a vengeful vampire.


THIS!!!

I tried several times to break it off before marriage, she convinced me she couldn't live without me and would do anything for me. She couldn't until after I gave her her 2 children and a nice house, then she could certainly live without me once she found something (someone) better in the form of one of my best friends. Now as I struggle to make ends meet in constant dependancy of others to help with the bills. She lives comfortably in her (now newer 6 bedroom house) and brand new SUV with her nice almost $1k CS payments every month.

/NOT Bitter :)
//At least I'm not living in a van down by the river!
 
2007-08-21 02:41:38 PM
Death_Poot: szyska: Buddy of mine got over a break up with a little help. She was 10 years younger, about 2 cup sizes bigger, a natural blonde (she didn't really care for underwear) and wanted to please him all the time. Why? I do not know....

I am intrigued and wish to subscribe to his newsletter. Was thinking the same thing when I started reading this thread.


Get in line, I'm trying to get a copy of his newsletter. This is pure conjecture on my part but I think he was just a the right place at the right time. Him being 10 years older meant he has a job, a car, he's stable, he knows his limits when it comes to drinking...etc. He does photography on the side and she wanted to do some nudes for her then boyfriend as some sort of attempt to salvage the relationship. He took the pics, listened to her story and the rest is history... at least that's how I think I happened. He said he met her through photography.
 
2007-08-21 02:42:12 PM
geekybroad: I'd rather have someone outright cheat or be an asshole, because then at least it's a lot easier to decide it's their fault, not yours.

That's why I slept with you sister! I did it for you
 
2007-08-21 02:42:16 PM
Yellowbeard: x514

Dude - there's only one cure for that - sex with lots of other women, preferably two at a time...


I fully endorse this proposal
 
2007-08-21 02:42:42 PM
I'm a hooker addicted loner, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies...
 
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