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(Metro)   "I grieved my last relationship while I was still in it; I've moved on, so why can't he?"   ( divider line
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2020-10-22 12:02:23 PM  
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beezeltown: Sometimes it's the other way around. I've seen it twice in the last seven years where the wife dumps the husband (because he's fat, insolent, generally "dull" these days), they divorce, and with a year or so the man is happily married to a different woman, whereas the first wife is flailing around the dating scene, complaining and griping on Facebook about how awful dating is these days. Purely anecdotal, in my case, of course. Sometimes moving on is the best outcome, other times, maybe not so much.

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2020-10-22 2:46:43 PM  
1 vote:
Because she's still holding a box of his stuff hostage.
2020-10-22 2:36:44 PM  
1 vote:
You knew it was over for a while.
He didn't find out until you left.
2020-10-22 2:16:59 PM  
1 vote:
For him....

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2020-10-22 12:46:07 PM  
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Obviously, it's a bad idea to talk in generalities, but in general (heh) I've found that men take longer to get over breakups and divorces.

Women will cry their eyes out, eat ice cream and chocolate, commiserate with friends, maybe have a few one-night stands, and get all the emotions out in the comparative short-term. They go through the grieving process more quickly.

Men, however, take longer partly because we are trained from youth not to show and deal with emotions. So we keep everything bottled up inside. As a result of not dealing with the emotions, we take longer to go through the grieving process.

My biggest breakup happened when I was 23. She broke up with me (because she wanted kids and I did not). She recovered pretty quickly, but i spent many weeks being depressed, listening to the Moody Blues, and drinking beer with my roommate at home after work.

Of course, every individual is different. For some people, the opposite may be true. But this is just an observation on (heterosexual) men and women in general.
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