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Diane Kelly | Is All Truly Fair in Love and War?
Author Guest / October 16, 2012

Bad breakups. Ugh. We’ve all suffered through them. Whether you’re the breaker-upper or the breaker-uppee, the end of a relationship can be painful, humiliating, and heartbreaking. Bad breakups can take many forms. Maybe we’ve lost interest in the person we’ve been seeing. We try to gently break it our boyfriend or girlfriend that we want to move on and the person responds with anger, spreading vicious rumors about us or disclosing embarrassing secrets once shared in confidence. Or maybe the person we’ve been seeing, the one who seemed so nice and sweet and committed, has been unfaithful, ripping out our heart and stomping on it. Or perhaps the breakup has been building for some time like the pressure in a volcano and ends in a screaming and swearing match, each person doing their best to rip the other to emotional shreds. Dating isn’t for wimps, huh? Back in high school, a guy I was dating showed up at my house with a hickey on his neck . . . a hickey some other girl had put there. Did he really think I wouldn’t notice a purple bruise the size of a silver dollar on his neck? Sheesh! I vowed then…