Ah, the various ways to get over a bad break-up—crying until you look like you have pink eye, shaking it on the dance floor till you’ve Single Ladies’d every thought of him out of your skull, dating various and sundry weirdos…. One Staffer found a funny albeit maybeeee a bit immature way to forget about fellas. Read her story and tell us how you heal when a relationship goes kaput.
“I had been with this guy on and off for four years. By the, like, fifth (not kidding) break-up I knew it was farewell forever and I had to stop the on-again, off-again cycle. Problem was, every time we called it quits, I would get all nostalgic about the good times and forget all of his awful qualities. To combat this once and for all, I used some inspiration from the film 10 Things I Hate About You, and made my own list of things I hated about my ex. And there was no romantic/ironic line at the end of my list.
Some of the reasons I listed were about serious relationship issues—#75 he had a bad temper, #35 we were at different places in our lives, #65 I wanted more sex than him. Some of them erred on the hilarious side—#1 his you-know-what was small (and size matters, as we all know!), #11 he had this awkward morning smell that always reminded me of stale Fritos, #45 I was much funnier than he was.
Silly or straightforward reasons aside, I kept the list close by my side and conjured up my reasons (#1 was my favorite!) every time I went to call, text, IM, Facebook or answer anything he sent my way. The list made me laugh and cry, and yes, I made it all the way to 100 reasons (can’t imagine why this guy wasn’t a keeper!). Now, whenever I’ve been dumped or dissed by a guy, I keep the ritual up and write a list of reasons why my exes and I were incompatible…or why they stunk, literally. I can’t decide if my hateraid lists are way immature and if some self-help guru is going to email me to suggest a doctor after this post, but hey, I’m still giggling about #11…..”
GIRL TALK TIME: How do you deal with a break-up? What usually makes you forget about a guy? Do you think our Staffer’s way of dealing was okay? Share your tips and tricks, we’ve got a few exes we would love to forget about for good.