My first reaction to that last theory was laughter. Then it followed up with an aha moment of acknowledging that I have been THAT woman, and on more than one occasion. Her argument was to dump first and never let them see it coming. Oh if only that was an easy to obtain move in the game of Love! Maybe it is, but I guess I'm just too challenged in the heartless bitch arena to make it happen. Men have broken up with me more than I've done the ditching, and many of them deserved getting rejected rather than the other way around. I've only released the guillotine on a few relationships in a decades' time, and two of those three were seemingly nice guys. Isn't that how it works out? The good half of a couple gets the boot? There's never a good time to break things off with someone. If you wait for too long, you'll get buried in guilt and feel required to stick to your unhappy union solely due to the pressure of Holidays. You have to worry about big family events, birthdays, anniversaries, and even the Seasons themselves can be testy. Winter brings people closer together in the spirit of Thanksgiving and Christmas, and days following, the fire breathing pressure of New Years is enough to make anyone stay where they wish they weren't just so that they're not stuck watching everyone else around them suck face on the biggest night of the year, crying into their champagne and kicking themselves for not having just put up with their ex for one more hoorah so they're not the solo standout of the evening.
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How about the phenomenal cop-outs people have used over the years to break things off? The lines and their explanations She shared that I've heard could be pulled straight out of the Ditch-Your-Bitch Handbook, including:
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"You deserve someone better" which actually means HE thinks HE deserves better.
"You're too good for me, I don't deserve you" is code for "I've been screwing other people, but I'll be damned if I am going to admit it."