“I want you to know, if you ever read this, there was a time when I would rather have had you by my side than any one of these words; I would rather have had you by my side than all the blue in the world.”
7. endless time to wrap your mind around what was really wrong with all of your exes
“lol at my life, break up with someone right after you put out a love song about them, looool gonna go cry forever.”
“You want proof love is a lie?? Let me dramatically pull back the curtains and show you the broken shards of my heart on the floor!”
We’re kicking off today’s festivities with a super neutral, super chill playlist of breakup songs. Is love a lie?? I mean, you tell us.
Yes, some thoughts about Elliot Page’s divorce. And also: Black Sign Language, Andra Day on Billie Holiday (we can’t wait for the movie next month!), and breaking up with white supremacy for good.
But we will show you!
But who gets custody of the rescue puppies and the sex bench?!?!?
Closure is a choice — often one you have to make on your own. And it’s absolutely okay to not be friends with an ex.
Betrayal burrows into brains. When cheating comes to light, there’s a tendency to obsess over the minute details. You’ll replay things in your head, wonder how they were able to get away with certain things, and sometimes even be hard on yourself for it.
Yearning, grief, and tension fuel the show, which is at its darkest now.
We’ve got advice on breakups and exes, playlists to see you through, unhinged behavior we highly recommend and so much more from the annals of Autostraddle’s achy breaky hearts.
Breakups are so often garbage and hard, and managing the social media that surrounds it is just another gross layer that makes them even more garbage and even harder.
The couple originally announced their marriage just two months ago. Today is sad.
12. Sometimes Love Doesn’t Win, Quinn
Embrace a little chaos without getting in trouble with your therapist.
Seize control of your image! Be hot as a form of revenge! Do it for you! Just feel good about something in a time when it’s so easy to feel bad about everything!
For when wiping the slate completely clean isn’t really an option.
End your week with a little bit of love and advice!
26. Will I ever stop talking about this?
Here, thought you might need this.