Breaking up IS hard to do, especially when you’ve been with someone for a long time. There are problems that you had never even considered when you were together.
A million problems that you didn’t even think you would ever personally have to deal with.
Everyone knew that you had a boyfriend... and now you have to explain that you don’t... to everyone.
Seriously. From your friends and family to your barista and hairdresser.
People think that they deserve an explanation about why you broke up, like they were part of it, too.
You’ve said, “Sometimes things just don’t work out!” to approximately 50 different people.
There are times you consider saying absurd things like, “One of us has a kink that they other couldn’t handle,” or “Yeah, but at least I don’t have to deal with that weird shit in bed anymore!” just to shut people up.
“But you were SO CUTE together!” is heard at least once a day.
People bring up your Facebook relationship status change when you run into them at the coffee shop.
After they try to commiserate with you, they always say, “Well, there are other fish in the sea!”
You know there are other fish in the fucking sea and you didn’t ask for their opinion, but you smile and nod anyway to avoid yet another awkward encounter.
You have to consider going to another bar when you go out to avoid running into him or any of his friends.
You still see his mom. All. The. Time.
And his mom still gives you updates on his life even though you clearly aren’t dating him anymore.
You aren’t even FRIENDS with him. WHY does his mom think you care about the internship he applied to?
Speaking of friends, in order to avoid awkwardness, you basically have a custody agreement about your friends.
You know that you’re probably never going to be able to hang out with all of your friends together again.
People feel obligated to pick sides, even if the breakup was pretty amicable.
You’re guaranteed to run into him with his new girlfriend.
Chances are you KNOW his new girlfriend on a personal level.
When you start dating someone new, you have to make sure that he isn’t friends with your ex.
Maybe Sam Hunt had it right: You either have to move or move on when you break up in a small town.
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