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May 15th, 2013 by Jess Downey

Five Things to Never Say After a Breakup

1414425_74248645We’ve all been dumped and, frankly, it sucks. You think things are going along just fine but then all of a sudden they aren’t. And, really, even if you see it coming it’s still not a whole lot of fun. But have you ever noticed that sometimes the things that people say to you after the breakup can be even worse than the breakup itself? Here are five things to never say to someone after a breakup.

“There’s plenty of other fish in the sea.” Clichés aren’t awesome when someone is happy so it’s safe to say they don’t do a whole lot when people are down either. What is it with the fish thing anyway?

“She just wasn’t right for you.” Gee thanks, but weren’t you the same person who was telling me how perfect we were for each other like two nights ago?

“He was a jerk anyway. “ Actually, he wasn’t. He was a pretty awesome dude who dumped me. Thanks for reminding me of that.

“I always thought she was just using you for your money.” Thanks, because not only do I feel like a failure because I couldn’t keep a great relationship together, but now I feel like an idiot for letting someone use me for a year.

“You can do so much better.” So I have crappy taste in the people I date. The next one probably won’t be that much better. Perhaps I should just stop dating altogether.

What do you think is the worst thing anyone can say during a break up? Add yours to the list.

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Jess is a freelance writer and online columnist living in New York City. She recently got engaged to the man of her dreams (whom she met online, of course!) and is always eager to share her online dating tips with the world.

One Response to “Five Things to Never Say After a Breakup”

  1. May 15, 2013 at 10:40 pm, Mr. T said:

    I think you’re spot on and I totally agree with all of the above. I think it really comes down to just avoiding cliches. Every situation is different, and so it seems useless to apply some broad cliche. I find that it’s similar to when someone goes through any type of painful situation: if you’re not sure what to say then just be there for them and listen; that’s probably what they most need anyhow.

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