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#462156 - 03/06/14 11:37 PM Just got dumped...
cant_remember Offline

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 1045
Welp... That didn't last long.

I was supposed to go fly to see her on Sunday, and I sensed something was wrong, which led to a phone call, wherein I got dumped.

Surprisingly, I feel OK. The last time this happened (granted it was 2004), I fell down a hole of emotional pain that I thought I would never get out of.

Tonight, after a few drinks, I feel fine. Just humiliated and embarrassed that I allowed myself to change my Facebook status to "in a relationship" and tell my mother that I was dating someone.

But that's manageable. I'm not feeling the windtunnel-like effects of emotional overload that I've experienced in the past.

But just wanted to share, since this is the place to share.

I'm keeping my new avatar though. That stays.

Recovery is possible. Hang in there, brothers.

#462164 - 03/07/14 02:52 AM Re: Just got dumped... [Re: cant_remember]
Jude Offline

Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1584
Loc: New England
Never cry for the person who hurts you. Just smile & say: "Thanks for giving me the chance to find someone better than you!" -Anonymous
Can't be bothered with sorrow
And I can't be bothered with hate, no, no
I'm using up the time but feeling fine every day
That's why I'm telling you
I just want to celebrate another day of livin'
Rare Earth

#462173 - 03/07/14 05:34 AM Re: Just got dumped... [Re: cant_remember]
BraveFalcon Offline

Registered: 02/25/13
Posts: 1137
Loc: The ATL
Hello Can't. Sorry to hear about this but glad you're ok. When my ex GF broke up with me about 3 and 1/2 years ago, I was actually pretty relieved. It meant I didn't have to deal with icky relationship feelings anymore. Be well. Peace,


Edited by BraveFalcon (03/07/14 05:34 AM)

#462176 - 03/07/14 07:31 AM Re: Just got dumped... [Re: cant_remember]
peroperic2009 Offline

Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3617
Loc: South-East Europe
Oh Cant, well it is nice that you are not feeling down.
I don't like impersonal breaks by messages or phone, I guess it is because last time exactly something similar has happened to me.

Keep us updated how are the things.

My story

#462178 - 03/07/14 09:07 AM Re: Just got dumped... [Re: cant_remember]

Registered: 08/31/11
Posts: 1745

Sorry to hear but you ability to cope is a sign of the strength you have gained over years of healing. You most likely had your expectations for the relationship in check.

Having someone to share with is wonderful but it has to be right. You had a good time and now you will move forward. Good luck.


#462180 - 03/07/14 11:23 AM Re: Just got dumped... [Re: cant_remember]
cant_remember Offline

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 1045
Thanks guys.

I"m holding up fine, it turns out. The super-triggered bottomless pit of emotional despair has not materialized, as I had feared.

It still really sucks, but at least I know now that I can function as a straight male and pull in intelligent young women, even if it didn't last. That's a huge confidence boost for me.

Now I just cancelled my flight to go see her, and I'm putting all her little gifts to me in the closet so I don't have to look at them.

This sucks. I thought my life had finally sprung into gear, and now I'm back in neutral.

But, oh well. Her loss, right?

Recovery is possible. Hang in there, brothers.

#462181 - 03/07/14 12:13 PM Re: Just got dumped... [Re: cant_remember]
traveler Online   confused

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3488
Loc: somewhere in Africa
can't - i am so glad that this glitch has not sent you into a downward spiral. good for you for realizing that you can function and that you have gained confidence. and - yes - her loss, definitely!

one part of your last post that i'd disagree with, however:

Originally Posted By: cant_remember
I thought my life had finally sprung into gear, and now I'm back in neutral.

this is a part of life - you are not in neutral or on hold or treading water. you have proven by your previous statements that you are moving forward. this is a step of growth. you are still moving ahead - unless you decide to quit - and that is not you!

As my life goes on I believe somehow something's changed
Something deep inside...
I've been searchin so long to find an answer
Now I know my life has meaning
Now I see myself as I am, feeling very free...
When my tears have come to an end I will understand
What I left behind: a part of me. Chicago

#462205 - 03/07/14 10:37 PM Re: Just got dumped... [Re: cant_remember]
ThisMan Offline

Registered: 01/22/13
Posts: 767
Loc: upper south
Yeah, Can't. It is her loss. It's great your confidence has been established in the area of relationships- that's tremendous. I agree with Traveler, you aren't in neutral, on hold or treading water. You became engaged in life. And when things didn't work out, you didn't crumble. Proud of you, man. (I know you were excited about visiting with her, so I am sorry for the breakup.)
For now we see through a glass, darkly.


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