Breakups are difficult, but they are easier if you stop telling me what my ex is doing.
Everyone knows how hard it is to breakup with someone. Even if it is a mutual kind of thing, it is still ridiculously difficult. I have yet to meet someone who actually likes that weird feeling of missing someone and relief when the separation is relatively amicable. IT SUCKS!
It can be especially complicated if he or she is still in your friend circle or in my case, lives on your floor. Literally, not a single day goes by without someone mentioning him, and I don’t want to sound bitchy, but I do not care about him anymore.
Crappy Relationships Apparently “Build Character”
I was in a pretty awful relationship. My ex and I were just not working out, so we decided to set each other free. Thank God, we made that decision because after my initial heartbreak, true happiness set in. My ex showed me what comfort is with his actions, but he also taught me what a bad boyfriend is. I am not giving myself a break, I was a lame girlfriend, but he was the worst partner I’ve ever had– and I dated a boy who loved his clarinet more than me.
Our breakup is the best thing that happened to me in the past six months, and I still hope my ex is living his best life or whatever. I just don’t care that much. Details of his classes or his work schedule or who he’s hanging out with are just unnecessary. I don’t even get this information from social media; it comes from his friends or mutual acquaintances. They do not seem to understand that I don’t give a shit about him anymore.
I tell these people that I do not care, but they keep updating me on his life. I probably know more about his life than I did when we were together. That is pretty sucky. I want to just spit out the Kanye lyric from “Stronger:” “Don’t act like I never told ya.” Really, I practically yell at my peers all the time to just shut up about him.
Does he hear about me? I like to think not– I mean I really don’t know. Maybe there is this weird unspoken code for people not to tell the guy what the girl is up to, but to forever let the girl know what he’s doing. I constantly hear about my exes. I do not give a hoot about them. The single Pringle life is a lot of fun right now, and I would rather not be living in a shitty past life. I know that people will forget that our relationship even existed, and hopefully they’ll realize I don’t care at all.
Until then, all of my annoyance will make me Stronger.