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How do I accept the fact that I destroyed a relationship that was very important to me?

How do I accept that I destroyed my relationship, learn to forgive myself and eventually move on to something new? Lots of snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by farce majeure on Mar 18, 2012 - 23 answers

Need opinion/experience from meetup.com or match.com users

Just broke up with my BF 2 weeks ago; need advice about how to busy myself and move on and how to meet new people (friends or potential dates). Thinking about meetup.com and match.com, need advice from anyone who has used these sites. [more inside]
posted by CheeseAndRice on Feb 22, 2012 - 11 answers

chop off the hand to save the arm?

Relationship advice: Boyfriend will be relocated soon. Should I break it off before I become too attached? [more inside]
posted by polywomp on Jan 19, 2012 - 18 answers

I am an asshole, sorry man

Went on some dates with a friend, I'm not so into him, he's REALLY into me. How do I end this? I feel sick just thinking about it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 29, 2011 - 34 answers

How do guys move so fast into a new relationship?

Breakup after two years, why does it hurt so much that he started a new relationship when he said that's not what he wanted. Short version of the breakup: I am six years older, my ex is 22. I have known his family for ten years, best friends with his cousin and that's how we connected in the beginning. We had so much in common as far sports, out door activities, school, silly drinking times and mostly the family connection. We did not say we loved each other until six months into the relationship and it grew from there. [more inside]
posted by Dee123 on Oct 31, 2011 - 19 answers

Boyfriend reconnecting with an ex, good or bad idea?

My boyfriend is catching up with an old girlfriend and I want to be okay with it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2011 - 37 answers

Is this normal, or a sign my relationship is failing?

My boyfriend thinks about being with other women. I don't mean sexually. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by metaphorik on Sep 16, 2011 - 31 answers

Shouldn't I be over this already?

I ended a six-year relationship last December. I know I was totally justified. It's been seven months; when will I stop being worried sick about her? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Aug 2, 2011 - 25 answers

Moving on from a bipolar ex

Recent break up, ex is bipolar, need some help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 6, 2011 - 9 answers

Messy involvement with someone sort of in another relationship.

I got involved with a friend who was in a relationship. He is confusing me and I am backing off. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2011 - 38 answers

Surprise! She's leaving me. Help me be graceful under fire.

On New Year's Day, my partner abruptly ended our four-year, cohabitating relationship. I had almost no warning, and will probably never fully understand why. I believe she is making the wrong choice. Give me advice on how to gracefully accept her decision anyway, and hold on to my sanity in the process. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2011 - 16 answers

Breaking up as partners, not as friends?

My SO of 13 years and I just broke up. It was mutual and amicable but we feel numb. How do we process this and oh god, logistics? What do we do now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2010 - 9 answers

Managing the aftermath of leaving one for another

How do I leave my SO for someone else in the least awful way possible? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2010 - 45 answers

She's leaving but not gone.

My soon-to-be-ex girlfriend is moving out. How do I keep myself sane the next month? [more inside]
posted by richrad on Dec 15, 2010 - 42 answers

Goodbye to All That

Please tell me your stories of running away from it all, going home again, and all those impossible things: the bits that tripped you up, the ways it did work out after all, etc. I am exploring the possibility of doing just that and I can't decide if this is a jump worth taking or just crazy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2010 - 28 answers

Giving it a second shot?

I've recently reconnected with The Ex and am contemplating a discussion about getting back together with him. I'm looking for your stories about round 2 (or 3, 4, and beyond), how it worked or didn't work out for you. [more inside]
posted by patientpatient on Nov 11, 2010 - 21 answers

When do you know to give up?

Am I in the wrong relationship or am I expecting too much perfection? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2010 - 35 answers

How can I prepare for the uncertain outcome of my own divorce trial?

Soon I will be giving testimony in my own divorce trial. How can I prepare for the judgment, whatever it is? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2010 - 8 answers

How to stay friends with both people in a break-up

How do I avoid alienating either of two friends who just broke up? I have to pull out of attending an event with one of them, so do I mention that it's because I'll be attending with the other, or say nothing about why, and risk running into them there? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Sep 22, 2010 - 13 answers

I already have a dartboard, so that's out.

What to do with pictures/mementos of an ex? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2010 - 38 answers

Breakups: How to deal?

I just ended a 2+ year relationship. I don't know how to bounce back. (anonymous because he lurks) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2010 - 14 answers

regarding polyamory

Regarding polyamory and potentially breaking up a monogamous LTR. A question for a friend. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Jun 28, 2010 - 15 answers

De profundis clamavi ad te

Ghosts-of-relationships-past-filter: How do I forget an old girlfriend, years gone by? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2010 - 20 answers

How to talk to a friend who is considering leaving her husband

My friend has asked me to have a conversation with her about whether she should leave her husband for a new man. I have a strong view: should I tell her and can I do so in a way that is constructive? What else should I consider about the content and format of what I say? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2010 - 27 answers

What's the etiquette for ending a short-term relationship?

What is the decent method for calling things off with a woman after a month of dating, sleeping together, but never defining the relationship? In person? Over the phone? Via e-mail? [more inside]
posted by lamprey on May 23, 2010 - 54 answers

Eulogy for a friendship

Relationship Filter: How do you know, and what do you do, when a 25+ year friendship may have reached it's logical end? Novella length setup: [more inside]
posted by SecretAgentSockpuppet on Apr 20, 2010 - 32 answers

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

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