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If I send this voicemail to her new SO, what are the possible outcomes? Is it wrong to do this?

If I send this voicemail to her new SO, what are the possible outcomes? Is it wrong to do this? [more inside]
posted by talljamal on Apr 20, 2010 - 60 answers

Calling all (former) dysfunctional codependents

How do you break the terrible cycle of mutually destructive co-dependence in romantic relationships? Can it be broken? [more inside]
posted by mondaygreens on Apr 10, 2010 - 18 answers

Have you ever been in a relationship where your best coping mechanism was to maintain friendly contact, but the other partner's best coping mechanism was complete silence?

Have you ever been in a relationship where your best coping mechanism was to maintain friendly contact, but the other partner's best coping mechanism was complete silence? And, if so, did you ever become friends again, and how? [more inside]
posted by timoni on Apr 5, 2010 - 42 answers

Did no one learn from Tiger's mistakes?

Which should I secure first, new work or new shelter? Gawd, what a day. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2010 - 23 answers

I don't think Dylan wrote a breakup song for this.

BreakupFilter, sort of: My former SO has left me doubting my worldview, my judgement and my sanity. That's a lot to carry on top of heartbreak, to say the least. I'm used to being a fairly confident and self-assured person; how do I get back there? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me get over my breakup

Break-Up-Filter: I just broke up with my first-ever boyfriend, of two years. I don't really know how to deal or how to react to people when they bring it up. I feel really awful right now and I've never done this before. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2010 - 34 answers

Is it worth crossing an ocean just to say goodbye?

Relationshipfilter. My long-distance boyfriend broke up with me earlier this week. I'm supposed to be flying out to see him at the end of the month. Should I still use them, or swallow the loss and move on? [more inside]
posted by fight or flight on Feb 11, 2010 - 49 answers

He is pushin me away, but does not want me to leave :'(

My S.O.'s life is falling apart and has decided to break up with me, however, S.O. has requested that nothing change. (LOOONG, so sorry) [more inside]
posted by penguingrl on Feb 2, 2010 - 73 answers

Why won't she go away?

Am I reading to much into the actions of my boyfriend's ex? Beanplating follows. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2010 - 29 answers

Ok, we seem to like each other...now what?

I met a girl the other night. Problem is, my girlfriend was there, too. Hopefully less scummy than it sounds. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2009 - 44 answers

being a supportive friends vs. patience

How can I support my good friend (and roommate) through a breakup, and not lose my patience? [more inside]
posted by jalebi on Oct 9, 2009 - 11 answers

How can love and the certainty that you want to marry someone fade away and leave numbness?

How can love and the certainty that you want to marry someone fade away and leave numbness? [more inside]
posted by whitelily on Sep 28, 2009 - 46 answers

My X girlfriend screwed me over…

My X girlfriend screwed me over… Can we be friends again? [more inside]
posted by sav on Sep 18, 2009 - 68 answers

How do you mourn a long term relationship in a healthy way?

How do you mourn a long term relationship in a healthy way? There is no animosity, just two people who grew in different directions. But it is so hard.
posted by Nothing on Sep 13, 2009 - 23 answers

Dealing with being friend-dumped?

Over the past year, I have slowly been dumped by a friend... I think? Should I just let her go? How to deal with the hurt feelings? What questions should I be asking about my own role in the breakup? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2009 - 23 answers

Don't let the door hit you... in song...

Musical mavens of Metafilter, please recommend some upbeat break up songs. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Jul 7, 2009 - 110 answers

how do you tell a secret like this one?

We broke up. Then, I had a miscarriage. It's been several months, but I'm beginning to feel really guilty. Should I tell him? If so, how? (maybe a little NSFW, better safe than sorry) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2009 - 41 answers

What is a "successful" relationship

How do you define "success" in relationships? [more inside]
posted by pauldonato on May 27, 2009 - 22 answers

Should I be jealous?

Relationship Filter: I dated this guy for a month. We broke up a few weeks ago mainly because I am moving this summer. We have overlapping friends and hang out at the same places, which was fine until last week. He hooked up with a girl that I also know. Since we aren't together, I really don't care, but I think he does. Am I wrong not to be jealous? [more inside]
posted by xyla2000 on May 7, 2009 - 26 answers

Should I not be a serial monogamist with the one waiting in the wings?

Lesbian monogamy filter: I am really just a hopeless romantic no matter how hard I try not to be? Should I not move right on to the one waiting in the wings? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2009 - 16 answers

Am I normal, or am I completely crazy?

For once I'm the dumper, not the dumpee, and I am utterly, horribly miserable. I can't figure out if what I'm going through is normal, and if I've made the right decision... [more inside]
posted by doompuppy on Mar 4, 2009 - 34 answers

How do you break up with someone who loves you?

How do you break up with someone who loves you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2009 - 49 answers

How should I deal with my on-again, off-again relationship? Should I try to fix it, or should I just break up with her? (Ridiculously long and detail-heavy question.)

How should I deal with my on-again, off-again relationship? Should I try to fix it, or should I just break up with her? (Ridiculously long and detail-heavy question.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 16, 2009 - 22 answers

How do you DTMFA when you're the one who got dumped?

He broke up with me eight months ago. We are still living together. Although he initiated the breakup, he isn't initiating anything else... like, say, moving out and moving on with his life. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2009 - 34 answers

Help me help myself.

Help me piece my life back together. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2008 - 23 answers

Ch-ch-changes

Do (physically) abusive people ever change their ways? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2008 - 45 answers

From married to separated in 6 hours or less

So my husband is moving out today. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2008 - 22 answers

I need to break up with my boyfriend, but I need some advice on how.

How do I break up with my boyfriend? [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on Oct 26, 2008 - 27 answers

How to address recurring doubts about a long-term relationship

In serious, long-term relationships, how have you dealt with nagging doubts? How have you sorted through those doubts and then either set them aside and committed yourself, or decided to end things? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2008 - 18 answers

i feel like a teenager :\

If I know I wont be happy with him in the long term, why is it so hard to break up with him now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2008 - 38 answers

How to relate to my parents during their divorce?

My parents are getting a divorce. How do I support them? How do I relate to them without it being terribly weird on me? How do I stop worrying about them so much? [more inside]
posted by salvia on Jun 30, 2008 - 6 answers

At least tell me to take a hike!

Not only have I never had an official relationship, I've also never had an official breakup. Guys seem to prefer falling off the face of the earth than telling me "I don't like you." Why is that? [more inside]
posted by slyboots421 on Jun 13, 2008 - 26 answers

At the whims and fancies of someone unsure of what they want?

Badly in need of advice. Long, complicated story spanning 3 countries and 5 people. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2008 - 32 answers

That Whole No-Contact Rule Thing

What is this whole no-contact rule for breakups and does it work? [more inside]
posted by idle on Jan 21, 2008 - 26 answers

Nipping crazy in the bud

I'm young and new at relationships...but already noticing some bad tendencies. How can I stop them before I get blacklisted as a psycho girlfriend? [more inside]
posted by idle on Jan 13, 2008 - 34 answers

Definitely the easiest way out...

Complete communication shut down as a means of ending a relationship: How often is this employed? And why can't people have some courtesy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2007 - 21 answers

How do you know if you're ready?

What is your test for knowing when you're over your last relationship and ready for the next one? [more inside]
posted by smallstatic on Oct 15, 2007 - 30 answers

How do I act right and show him he was wrong?

How do I maintain my dignity and my sanity while my ex-lover is in town (and living with me)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2007 - 24 answers

Do I break up with my boyfriend for no sane reason?

Break up with someone for no sane reason? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2007 - 35 answers

messy

messy long distance breakup + attractive close friends = more of a mess than any one person can handle [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2007 - 11 answers

Is chemistry really that important?

I've been seeing a great guy. He's sweet, smart, funny, and he likes me! So what could possibly be the problem? [more inside]
posted by different on Jan 17, 2007 - 26 answers

How to be a more stoic bitch in the face of a break up?

How do I deal with an emotional roller coaster ride with my (now) ex boyfriend? [more inside]
posted by Holy foxy moxie batman! on Jan 3, 2007 - 17 answers

Breakups in fiction

What are some great novels and movies about breakups and divorce? [more inside]
posted by tabulem on Dec 23, 2006 - 61 answers

I guess I'm not over her after all.

How can I get over the selfish jealousy I feel towards my ex-girlfriend who is also my best friend and her new man? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 14, 2006 - 29 answers

Breaking the Groove

What are some good breakup movies? Think, "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," not the sort of movie where the two get back together at the end.
posted by digitalis on May 12, 2006 - 53 answers

E-mail breakups: Worse than Hitler?

Are e-mail breakups always wrong? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2005 - 16 answers

Lonely street, heartbreak hotel

How can I help my 18 year old son cope with his first heartbreak? [mi] [more inside]
posted by jokeefe on Mar 9, 2005 - 48 answers

Financial advice for a rough breakup.

You are not my attorney, and I'm not asking for legal advice. I would like an opinion, though, on the financial situation of a rough breakup. I've been with my girlfriend for seven years, and we're splitting up. It's gotten ugly. She has $10k in credit card debt, some of it for things she's bought for me/us, some not. She's telling me now she wants $5k from me, or she's going to start selling the things she's bought for me (such as the PowerBook I got last Christmas). I was going to be the bigger man in this, and help her pay her debts off a bit at a time, but now I'm extremely angry. I want to find out if there is any legal grounds for me telling her that no, we were never married, she gave me these things as gifts, and I don't owe her a dime. I live in Texas, for what it's worth, and I am looking for an attorney locally.
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2004 - 33 answers

I want suggestions for really depressing break-up songs!

Best breakup music? Not to get over it and cheer one up, but to wallow in the misery and pain of loss. After all, there are only a few times in ones life when those love songs really hit home, so why not get something out of it. [more inside]
posted by bonaldi on Nov 8, 2004 - 131 answers

How do I let my co-worker, subordinate, and ex know that we will no longer hang out?

So I accidentally got involved with a coworker/subordinate. We both decided it would be good to end the relationship. She is under the impression it is still okay to "hang out." How do I disway her from this notion?
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2004 - 10 answers

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