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I Hate Being This Pathetic...but Break Ups Suck.

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KindCritic Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Writer
Let's face it; the mere fact that I can't get over my own problems is pathetic. The fact that I'm asking people I'll never know for help? Even more so. But the worst part of it is, I'm still gonna do it.
So. Here's my pathetic, mushy little problem.
I've got a boyfriend. He's nice, smart, and predictable. He used to be funny. I used to make him laugh. Now, after two years, it's like talking to someone I've never met. I don't want to date him anymore, and I think leading him on like this is a total bitch move.
But I can't break up with the guy. One, because although I no longer care for him as a boyfriend, he is still my friend and I hate to hurt him. Two, because we are surrounded by harpies. Our friends would demand to know WHY. And I can't just tell them, "Because I damn well feel like it," or they'll pick me apart. And that's not counting the legions of preppy girls who would flip out; apparently me and him are a fascinating example of two people who date WITHOUT sticking their tongues down each other's throats.
So. I need some suggestions. (I know somebody's gonna troll, "Just fucking do it, you pussy." Well, yes, thank you so much for underlining my cowardice. That doesn't help. Go troll someone who gives a fuck.) Sorry. My bad. I've gone off on a tangent. ANYWAY, suggestions...?
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KindCritic Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Writer
PLEASE DON'T POST ANYTHING ANYMORE. I don't know how to close a forum, but thanks to the support provided below, I realized that not breaking up with him was a waste of my time. So I did. And shockingly, it went over fairly well. I'm glad to say that I'm free, and thank you for your support. DEVIANTART RULES!
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Tinoculars Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
If you can't break up with him for no "apparent" reason, why don't you try finding an apparent reason? Suck another guy's dick.
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siantjudas Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Here's a great example of someone doing all the wrong things for everyone but themselves.
Ask yourself, whose life is it? Is it your friends? No, so fuck them. Is it anyone's business? No, so fuck them. You don't need to give any reasons to anyone (minus your boyfriend) and if you do, it can damn well be because I feel like it if you want. It's your fucking life, stop living for everyone else.

This same issue carries over to why you can't break up with someone, and be honest about how you feel. You'd rather him be happy in a lie, than to allow yourself to be happy. But this doesn't make things better. Now that you feel like this, the relationship will deteriorate slowly but surely. And all you accomplish by trying to spare him now, is to make things much worse for him later, and for you. You just end up pissing away parts of both your lives because you're too scared of telling the truth. And he'll feel deceived that you've been living a lie to him, and that could have a resounding impact on how he trusts people in the future as well.

If you know it's over, and that is how you feel, than have to conviction, and the respect to be honest and end it as soon as you can. If you really do care about him as a friend still, than the better thing to do is to just end it now.
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KindCritic Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Writer
That makes a lot of sense. The only thing now is to do it, thank you.
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Avenvia Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Writer
Break up with him. It's not trolling to tell you to bloody well do it. How would you feel if you found out someone you loved had been faking their feelings and lying to you in return? It would be horrible and not something a friend would do. It might hurt him in the present to deal with a break up, but it will be infinitely better in the long run. Also, definitely do it face to face; it shows you care and aren't trying to weasel out of an awkward conversation.

If your friends ask about it, just be polite about it all and say that you feel like you've grown apart. He's a great guy, but you don't think of him as a boyfriend anymore. Whatever. If they keep pushing, just shrug and say it doesn't always have to be complicated if you're mature about losing feelings for someone.

Two years isn't all that long compared to a lifetime. He'll get over it and eventually thank you for being respectful instead of lying to avoid feeling bad. Doing that (or trying something silly like making him break up with you) would be selfish on your part, trust me.
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KindCritic Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Writer
You're right...all life time considered, it's not worth lying about.
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Avenvia Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Writer
It'll suck at the time, no one will disagree with that. But future you and your future ex boyfriend will be glad you did it rather than lie about it; all that does it encourage resentment and bitterness.
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KindCritic Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Writer
I do hate resentment. Regret more than resentment, but resentment sucks.
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TheGroovyMurphy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And I can't just tell them, "Because I damn well feel like it,"

Actually you can. It's called being honest.
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KindCritic Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Writer
I won't argue there; you're right.
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