Well, it happened. I got dumped. Yes, yet another break-up to go through.
And I didn’t even see it coming, which is the worst.
One minute you’ve got a boyfriend and a best friend, and a few minutes later, you’ve got a stranger. And you go from signing emails with “love” to “good luck.” And that’s the hardest part, that strange new world you’re in where everything is different and you’re just trying to see what life will bring in the next 5 minutes because thinking of anything beyond 5 minutes is just too much, too much, too much.
And I think that’s the worst part about a break-up: the loss of two people. Losing your best friend is the absolute worst. It’s like in The Way We Were when Barbra Streisand’s character (Katie) wants to talk to Robert Redford’s character (Hubbell) about how her boyfriend left her, but she can’t, because he’s the best friend and the one who left her. So she’s kind of screwed. That’s how I feel. It’s a lonely feeling.
Tolkien once wrote, “Not all those who wander are lost” but some of us are, some of us are really fucking lost and are checking Google maps while texting our ex.
But I’m surviving. I may even be thriving. And one way that I survive and thrive is by making break-up videos. So I present to you, “How To Get Over Yet Another Break-Up.”
Originally posted on Apocalypstick, with some edits.
Photo by Kate Ter Haar via Flickr.
Almie Rose is a writer from Los Angeles. She has a blog, Apocalypstick. In addition to Dating & Hookup she also writes for Hello Giggles, The Frisky, Thought Catalog, and Genlux Magazine. Her book, I Forgot To Be Famous, is out now. You can follow her on twitter @apocalypstick. Her favorite pastime is eating and drinking and sleeping and then eating again.
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