Monday, November 29, 2004

What Not To Say: Break-Ups

Yes, it's time for another round of What Not To Say. And just in time for "breakup season." It is a fact that more relationships are ended around the Holidays than at any other time of year. If you find yourself this season in the position of "friend/family member/coworker of dumpee" here are some statements to avoid if you want to minimize the pain:

"I always thought he was a jerk anyway." (= you have terrible taste/judgment in men)

"There are so many other fish in the sea." (= nothing like a rebound!)

"What did he see in that woman to leave you for her?" (=implying that "that woman" has something she does not)

"Better to have loved and lost..." (I am trying to sound like Frasier Crane because I have nothing better to offer you)

"If he can't see how amazing you are, then he doesn't deserve you." (yeah, except that doesn't unbreak my heart, now does it?)

There are many more, but in this case, you all DO know who you are. You know when you are being supportive vs. when you are just being nosy. Maybe you don't need to say anything at all, just to be safe.

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