Is it possible? Yes! Is it a good idea? Only sometimes! Here’s everything you need to know about being friends with your ex-girlfriend.
When did you know it was over?
As an 11-year relationship ended and the dust settled around me a couple weeks ago, I realized something: I needed music, I needed someone in my ear telling me everything I’m feeling and seeing wasn’t new and unknowable, that this was A Thing That Happens.
So grateful to our exes for opening our eyes to these tips and tricks and vital life skills. No really, we’re actually grateful. Sarcasm-free.
On love and community after a breakup.
“I get up off the floor, reach for a long, heavy leek and a cutting board and my favorite knife, its weight in my palm like an amulet. I feel like a stranger in my own life, but I have seven hours and eight dishes left. There is work to be done.”
“I’ve written them a letter about feeling like I’m getting the short end of the stick, but I’m afraid that it comes off as a break-up letter and I don’t want to break up with them. I really just want to be happy with them.”
So you want to break up? Don’t be mean. Be honest.
“Your heart breaks or you realize it’s been broken all along. All this time!”
If you or a friend are going through a rough breakup, we have JUST the solution!
In honor of the I BROKE UP LIKE THIS ‘zine, we present 17 times queer female couples on television broke each other’s hearts and also our own.
In which we try to determine whether a questioner’s recent breakup was the right move, or whether they should try to rectify it.
Dance the pain away.
“On one hand, she said she fully supported my path to recovery, but in the same breath she would ask me provoking questions like ‘When is fun Ginger going to come back?’ in response to me choosing not to drink.”
“And so, we raced, each of us more reckless than the other, a bad combination. A mutual friend once said to me; “The problem with the two of you is that there’s no one to say no.” There was no regulatory mechanism. We ignored the scientists who had intimated that all living things, systems, required balance.”
Sometimes you think your life is gonna look one way, and then it turns out to actually be another way. Here’s your musical journey from heart-smash to bird-land!
Please don’t watch all of these in one day. You’ll die.
So you thought it would be super cute and convenient and special to date your roomie-lover-friend-roommate-teammate-co-worker but now you’re broken up and you can’t get away from each other? Here are some tips to make the whole process easier.
“Sat in my car listening to a police scanner app for an hour for no particular reason “