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By Becky Nance

How Long Had You Been Dating Before the Breakup?

Since December 17, 2010

Who Broke Up with Whom?

He broke up with me

How Did the Breakup Go Down?

It was almost the end of Honors English 10. I went over to him to ask him why he was avoiding me. I had seen him write "I'm sorry..." on the piece of paper we used for conversations, seeing as neither of us are big talkers. I was nervous. I had wondered if he was going to break up with me and considered asking him. He said, "I think we should break up." I said, "What?" He said, "I'm so sorry. But I think we should just be friends." I faced away from him, almost crying. He asked me if I was all right. I told him that I was, even though it was a big fat lie. I was in shock. My mom fixed me hot cocoa when she got home.

How Did You Get Over the Breakup?

I cried and had chocolate, but since it was my first boyfriend, I'm having a hard time getting over him. He said he'd sit with me at lunch every day like he usually did, but I'm thinking that'll just make it worse.

Lessons Learned

  • Your heart can get broken even if you feel he's the one
  • It's ok to cry when your heart gets broken
  • You are not the only girl out there who has had a broken heart
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