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Dear Wendy: “We Broke Up. Should I Return My Birthday Gift?”

I got out of a very rocky two-year LDR about a month ago. About two months prior to the breakup (and while I was desperately trying to make the relationship work), I visited him for my birthday and he gave me an Xbox 360. When I finally managed to break up with him — after trying at least five times — he took it very poorly. We talked the next day and he told me he’d broken or thrown away everything I’d given him. We didn’t talk again until yesterday, when I got a text from him saying, “Send me back the Xbox.” Flustered, I responded, “So you can break it, too?” He called me and said he’d tell the police I’d stolen it, and his mom was “willing to be a witness” of the theft. Now, I have no idea if the police would get involved (especially since we live in different states), and I probably shouldn’t have accepted it knowing the relationship was doomed, but should I give it back now? I’d prefer to keep it — I’ve bought games for it already and I can’t afford a new one — but I also don’t want to be arrested! — Hopefully Not a Thief

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Ask The Astrosexologist: Can I Win Back My Aries Ex Or Should I Move On?

My Aries ex and I were good friends for about seven months, and then began our romantic relationship in January. The relationship was all that I could ask for and more (perfect!), until a few months ago. Now the once daily calls and texts are every three days and seeing each other every day/every other day became every 4-5 days or when it was convenient for him. I confronted him about it several times and the responses were, “I’m sorry,” and excuses. He’d change for a few days to a week and things would be great. When he was with me, things would be PERFECT. When we were around other people, things would be PERFECT. When he wasn’t around me though, I hardly crossed his mind (considering his lack of communication).

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Taylor Swift Thinks Her Exes Asked For It

“Eventually I’m sure one of them will write a response — that’s a pretty scary concept, actually! But I make sure I only write bad songs about the ones who deserve it.”

Taylor Swift tells Glamour that she doesn’t regret penning songs about past boyfriends, summing up my personal feelings on writing about my own exes. Go to bed with writers, wake up with things written about you! [Just Jared] Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “My BFF Dumped Me Because My Husband Is Friends With Her Ex”

I have been friends with an interesting lady for about six years. She even was a bridesmaid in my wedding in July. My problem is this: she and her boyfriend of four years had a pretty nasty breakup a few weeks before my husband’s and my wedding; no one was really in the wrong, they were just really terrible together and the relationship should have ended years ago. Before they broke up, she and her boyfriend and my then-fiance and I would double-date. My husband and her boyfriend ended up really hitting it off and becoming close friends, a status they maintained following the break-up. About a month ago she decided that she had to cut her ex, and everyone connected to him in any way, out of her life, including me. I feel a huge sense of loss because she was perhaps my closest friend, but I never wronged her in any way other than not demanding that my husband end his friendship with her ex as it seems she would have had me do. Should I leave any thoughts of renewing the friendship and move on? Should I call her and ask her to go to lunch? I can’t help but hope that, in time, she will become a more stable and mature person and we can resume our friendship, but at the same time, I am still reeling from the betrayal that I feel. — Missing My (Immature) Friend

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Dear Wendy: “I Can’t Stop Dreaming About My Ex”

I keep dreaming about my first love, in an obsessive, gut-wrenching way, even though I am in a long-term relationship with a man that I really truly love. My current boyfriend is amazing to me and I am really scared I am going to screw things up because of my strange behavior. The dreaming started when I saw my ex for the first time last summer, after not seeing him for three years. In my dreams I am trying to read letters from him that I can never open, or we are having an affair. I always choose my boyfriend in the end, even though there is a part of me that misses my old love. I get that this is a closure issue, but the question is how do I deal with it? Do I seek him (the ex) out to try and make the dreams go away or do I continue to suppress them, which has over the past year only made things worse? I have to do something, because they just won’t stop. — Sleepless in Seattle

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What’s Your Post-Breakup Recipe?

I was reading this article where a woman claims her good friend came up with what she calls the perfect post-breakup recipe. Her post-breakup regime includes “a prescription for the anti-insomnia medication Ambien, so she could sleep at last, and a five-point recovery plan that included a rigorous exercise program and a few nights of passion with a beautiful stranger.” I recently broke up with a guy that I was dating casually for about six months. I was forced to dump this dude because while I liked so many things about him, he didn’t want a relationship and I did. Plain and simple. It felt like it was the appropriate moment in our relationship — and in my love life — to take a stand against all illegitimate dating situations. I’ve done enough ambiguous dating/hooking up already. I’m going for all or nothing now. Keep reading »

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