Break-ups are hard in general. I mean, you've either broken a heart or had your heart broken. It's a tough time for all of those involved…
But when you're in the same friend groups and see each other around things can get way worse.
Everyone in town will know about your break-up
But due to the rumor mill, no one knows the real reason behind the split.
But it shouldn't surprise you that everyone thinks they do and won't hesitate to share their opinions with you… and everyone else.
Your friends are the same group of people and almost always feel the need to pick sides.
And hanging out with your friends afterward? Awkward…
Speaking of friends, you should come to terms with the fact that one of them will end up dating your ex.
Bro-Code and Girl-Code don't exist anymore. There's not enough people for that.
You should also comes to terms with the fact that you'll end up with one of his friends too… or cousin's, because that happens if the town is small enough.
If you're heartbroken, you'll need to avoid all of your normal spots around town, because they're his too, and there's no doubt you'll run into him.
But there's no way to avoid him forever and you will end up running into him, sooner than later usually.
9 times out of 10, your moms are friends with each other and attempt to force the two of you back together.
And even if they don't tell you, they're still plotting ways to make sure you two end up together.
You need to accept that you will have to watch your ex move on…
And you'll get a front row seat to that show.
You have to learn how to be friends with your ex and his new girlfriend…
Or at least learn to be cordial for your friends’ sakes.
Your ex knows how you're doing and the exact second you move on (you can thank your friends).
There is no need to stalk your ex on social media to see if he misses you.
If he does, you'll know within a few minutes of him telling his friends because, more than anything, they want things to go back to normal.
The whole town is going to be involved in every aspect of your break-up and they won't care whether you like it or not.
So, if you plan on breaking up, make sure you're prepared for the shit storm that is sure to follow.
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