Break Up Rules You Shouldn't Break
Break ups are the worst. There’s no need to make it any more painful by making an ass of yourself. While you may think that the rules below are obvious, some need to be said because there are plenty of us that still just don’t get it. So, try your best not to break any of the rules below and you should come out of this split in one piece...
1. Don’t say you want to stay friends if you really don’t
Look, I know you’re just trying to be civil but unless you were friends beforehand, chances are you’re never going to speak to each other again. It will feel weird to cut ties with someone you most likely spoke to day in and day out for however long you were together, but it’s better than dragging out a forced friendship just for the sake of it.
2. Don’t throw blame or shade
You broke up. Deal with it. It doesn’t have to be anybody’s fault. Sometimes two people just drift apart and that’s that. If you try to play the blame game, you’re just going to end up looking bitter.
Even if the break up was less than amicable, there is honestly no need to air your dirty laundry in public.
3. Don’t hook up with any of their friends
You’ve already ended a relationship, there’s no need to be the reason a friendship ends too. Dating their circle of friends also makes you look like you’re either trying to get revenge on your ex or worse, forcibly stay in their life. Before you even think about crossing that barrier, take a long hard look at yourself and contemplate how you would feel if the tables were turned.
4. Don’t drink and dial
There’s nothing more annoying than a long and sloppy voicemail of someone slurring about how they want you back or how they’re doing so much better without you. The drunk dial victim will do nothing more than roll their eyes and press delete, because there’s no way any argument you’re making whilst under the influence is anywhere close to legible. So, whenever you get the urge to drink and dial just punch yourself in the face and put that phone away.
5. Don’t post vague passive aggressive status updates
Song lyrics, sad memes, a photo of you staring into the distance coupled with a meaningful quote, just don’t do it. Not only would it definitely not get the point across to your ex, it’ll annoy literally everyone on your friends list. If you have something to say, say it directly to your ex and leave it be; and dear God, stay off social media.
6. Don’t try to attempt a no strings attached relationship
Repeat after me. This. Will. Not. End. Well. The fact of the matter is you used to have an honest to god relationship with this person, if you try to start something casual and purely physical with them chances are one of you will get hurt.
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