But even after the breakup, it's not over. Your first relationship has a huge effect on the relationship that come afterward.
Typically, recovery after being cheated on can be incredibly difficult, but some new research is heartening — and it shows you may be luckier in the long run.
When it comes to what counts as cheating, I didn't think there was much grey area. But it looks like I was wrong.
It's important to try to stick to whatever rules you've laid out in your relationship and actually use the time constructively. It's tough, but sometimes it's exactly what you need.
Sometimes having to accept that you're not what someone else wants, through what is often no real fault of your own, can be an incredibly humbling experience.
You don't want to be rash, you don't want to hurt their feelings, but, ultimately, you know when something just isn't working.
But one of the hardest ways a relationship or dating situation can end is not with a huge blowout or a lot of tears, it's when your partner doesn't really have an explanation, when they just sort of... lose interest in …
But even if you know something is wrong, making the decision to actually call it quits is difficult no matter who you are
What I think is far more important than when and where, is the attitude and thought behind it. Unless they're doing it at your wedding or your grandma's 90th birthday, the setting matters a lot less.
Sure, there are debates about whether it's better to be the dumper or the dumpee but, the truth is, either way is pretty difficult.