THIS Is The First Person Most People Call After A Bad Break-Up

Heartbreak, Family

Can you guess?

We don't often think about it, but the first person we call after a breakup is kind of important. It's the person we trust and feel we can turn to in our most vulnerable moments. So ... who is this person?

According to research done by the smartphone app, LISTEN and opinion database, YouGov, many people are very specific when it comes to who they lean on when dealing with a broken heart.

After contacting 1,094 U.S. adults, they found that a female friend is the person most people turn to talk about a recent heartbreak, coming in at 27 percent, and Mom comes in second (but don't tell her that!) at 17 percent.

So who comes in at dead last in times of trouble? The bittersweet answer is an ex! Only one percent said their ex would be the first person to call. Maybe it's for a hookup, maybe they're still really good friends with ex, maybe they aren't still over that person. Who knows!?

That's not all the research covered, though. Thanks to technology (damn text-messaging!) we have multiple ways to breakup with someone, but which way do most people prefer to end a relationship? 

According to the results, three out of four people prefer to give closure in person. (Thank god; our faith in humanity is restored.) The others believe a simple, sad phone call would suffice. 

At least nobody copped to ghosting - even though we know it happens, gentlemen!


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