Dumped & Depressed: “You Wouldn’t Leave Someone With Cancer,” He Said.

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“You wouldn’t leave someone with cancer,” he said.

She blinked, not quite sure she was hearing what she was hearing. “What does that have to do with anything?”

“You’re breaking up with me because I have depression,” he said. “That’s wrong. Not only is it wrong, it’s cruel. I never thought you were someone who would do something like that.  » Read more

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Just Because You Had a Bad Party Composition, It Doesn’t Mean Your Character Is Useless or You’re a Bad Player

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She’s doing it again. Beating herself up. We’ve been friends for a while now, and while I enjoy many things about her, her tendency to beat herself up over and over again about things that aren’t her fault? Well, let’s say it doesn’t make the Top 10 list of reasons I like her.

But there’s plenty of other stuff on that list,  » Read more

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12 More Reasons Why People Say They Want to Break Up With Someone But Never Do

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I recently published an article called “Why Do Some People Say They Want to Break Up With Someone For a Long Time & Then Never Do It?

In that essay, I talked about some reasons I’d heard from others or seen in action that could be potential answers to that question:

    • A fear of change
    • A fear of being single and/or having to date again (i.e.,
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Why Do Some People Say They Want to Break Up With Someone For a Long Time & Then Never Do It?

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Why do people say they want to break up with someone for a year plus but never do it? a friend asks in a Facebook status.

The answers flood in. Some say that being single sucks and a bad relationship could be preferable to it. Others take the position that it could be an aversion to dating new people and all the stress and confusion that comes with it.  » Read more

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