Monday, March 21, 2011

THE BREAK-UP DIET by Annette Fix

Winner Announced!
Congrats to Anne Beth
who told of this break-up:
"My first boyfriend in college, when I found out he was dating someone else :(
Oh well, it worked out MUCH better!"
Please email me your full name and mailing address at stephanieelliot@gmail.com so I can send you your book!






Book: The Break-Up Diet: A Memoir

Author: Annette Fix

Website: http://www.thebreak-updiet.com/

Winner Will Be Announced Here

“If you’ve ever loved and lost, and eaten fudge topping out of the jar” … ladies, this one’s for you!

We haven’t featured a memoir since last week, so here’s one for today, The Break-Up Diet: A Memoir by Annette Fix.

I met Annette online, and again, I think it was through that fabulous Yahoo Chick Lit group where we first connected. We’ve remained online buds and swear that someday we’re gonna meet up. Here’s her story:

Annette Fix thought she had it all. She had been the sole support for her son for 12 years and was planning her happily ever after with the man of her dreams, when her life turned upside down and she got dumped. Hard.


Her immediate remedy? Hot fudge topping, and not spoonfuls. She needed vats of it. And fast.

Her breakup - and how she recovered - is told boldly, heartbreakingly and humorously as it unfolded in her book, The Break-Up Diet: A Memoir . What I love about this memoir is that it's so much more about Annette's life than just her breakup. She had her chocolate and her Wonderboy son to get her through the rough spots, and she charged onward. An alternative title might be: An Exotic Dancin' Homeschoolin' Mom's Break-up Memoir.

Annette powers through the tough times and comes out ahead. An inspirational book for all women whether you’re a mom or not, and all those who've ever gone through a break-up!

Current news on Annette: She was offered an option to adapt The Break-Up Diet: A Memoir as a cable TV series. She's currently working on the pilot and obsessively cutting out celebrity faces from People Magazine to assemble the cast. Keep an eye out on Amazon and B&N.com in the month of April for the release of the ebook version of The Break-Up Diet: A Memoir.

Break-up story time—tell me yours, short and sweet, but I hope it’s not too heartbreaking – I don’t wanna cry!

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Annette powers through the tough times and comes out ahead. An inspirational book for all women whether you’re a mom or not, and all those who've ever gone through a break-up!

Break-up story time—tell me yours, short and sweet, but I hope it’s not too heartbreaking – I don’t wanna cry!

142 comments:

Anonymous said...

My worst breakup was in college. Someone I worked with. Broke me pretty bad. My breakup diet consisted of lots of vodka. But I got over it, moved to a new city and found The Husband. TaraUB in IN (I keep forgetting to sign these)

Jen R said...

Doing some retail therapy and running into his sister who just went on and on about how he would realize how he just lost the best thing, etc,etc. Not what I wanted or needed to hear. I needed MORE retail therapy after that convo!

Jen R

Lisa D said...

My break up story isn't my worst, but my first. I was 16. We both knew it wasn't working, but the bad part was he didn't tell me himself when he dumped me. He got a mutual friend to call me and tell me. Turns out he had been dating another girl. I didn't cry for a week or bury my sorrows in chocolate. I got even... I went out with his brother.

Domesticated Gal said...

I'd loved him all through high school. He'd loved every other girl all through high school. Finally, at prom, he decided it was my turn. Two months later? He sent me an IM. AN IM. Turns out, I wasn't the one. He's now happily married to the love of his life, James.

Melissa Braun said...

Sigh. My first love broke up with me and I was absolutely devastated until he told me, "you'll never make it without me." At that point, teeny voice was persistent in my head telling me that this break-up was a very good thing, indeed, even though it was so raw and painful.

Karen said...

I don't really have a breakup story that is worth mentioning other than those ridiculous ones in junior high school where you'd be broken up with by a third party. The ones when I was older actually just floated away. My daughter had a doozy with her first real boyfriend. She was two years behind him in school and the mother decided that he needed to be free in college. Instead of allowing it to run its course (it would have according to my daughter because they were fighting on the phone a lot)...the mother comes to my office at work and demands that they break up. I like to think that she had just turned 50, this was her youngest and she was going through serious empty nest issues, and that she was hormonal...but four years later...I still wonder. ktmixon315

Anonymous said...

I was in love with my college sweetheart but my parents did not approve since he was not jewish. After college he moved to Texas and I did not follow him. It took a long time to get over him since I did not have any closure.

Thanks for the great book giveaways.

-Donna W.

kathygold9778 said...

The first break up that I can think of that left a mark was when I was 17. He was my first real boyfriend and although we all know those teenage relationships end the problem with this one was he was my neighbor...therefore I had to see him come and go on a daily basis...and eventually start bringing around the "other woman." LOL! I'm so over that now though...and honestly, glad we broke up!

kathygold9778

Lilianarenee said...

I broke up with my last bf. I knew it. wasnt going anywhere serious and the final straw was when he asked me how much money I would be spending on him during the holidays because he thought 700 was sufficient. But he would just prefer the cash. We had only been dating less than two months and it. was only september!

Angie M P said...

I dated this great guy for about a year and didn't see it really going anywhere in the future, but I liked having him to hang out with. I got wind that he was going to propose so I broke up with him before he could buy the ring. Years later after he forgave me, I found out that it hurt him more that he was not going to be apart of my son's life and not the fact that he wasn't going to be my husband.

Ally said...

The hardest was my freshman year in college. He was a great guy, and it just didn't work out. I'm not too sad about it, because the guy I did marry is amazing!
Ally N

The Jagow Family said...

This is weird to say, but I never broke up with anyone. I dated lots of guys, but none real serious, so when our dating ended it wasn't like a break-up. My husband was my first "real" boyfriend...and we got married. I hope I never have a break-up story to share.

michelle jagow

Sarah Lashua said...

I don't really have an exciting break-up story. The closest thing I have to a good break-up story is when I told my best friend I was in love with him and he just walked away and didn't say anything. We were never friends again. :(

Melissa said...

My first break-up was devastating to me and put me into a depression, but I was 19 and young. The guy was an ass and I learned many important lessons at a young age. I'm thankful for it now.

Melissa said...

Oh darn, I forgot to put my name on above comment. Melissa Rem

EBrowning said...

Breakups are rough! I usally cope with lots of retail therapy.

valerie said...

i think the worst breakup stories are just like one of mine: everything was going awesome, then... no contact. he just dropped off the face of the earth. he wouldn't answer my one phone call either.

IandSsmom said...

I guess all break-ups are the worst when they are happening but in hind sight you can see it was probably for the best. My worst which wasn't so bad was when I broke up with this guy I had grew up with and then we dated later in life and I found up he had a drug problem. I had wanted to at least keep in touch with him but my brother unbeknownst to me told him to leave me alone and not speak to me anymore and I worried about him alot after that. I have talked to him recently and thankfully he is doing well!

buttah said...

I was a freshman in high school and he was a senior. I fell hard! He was my "first" and true love. At his senior party he got really drunk and had sex with a girl he was friends with. She did it out of revenge of her boyfriend cheating on her. He acted really weird the next time he saw me and I knew something was up. She called me a week later to tell me. I broke up with him and slugged him in the eye in front of his best friends! Good times!

Amanda Leigh said...

In college, I had a really sad break-up and there was no alcohol in my apartment. So my roommate ran across the hall and borrowed a botle of emergency vodka from some neighbors! We drank until I felt better. Now that's a good friend.

LBDJ said...

My worst break up was the best thing that could have happened to me. Shortly after we got engaged, my new fiance cheated on me. We fought, broke up, fought again, broke up again...In that process, I found out who my friends really were and how strong I am. My break up therapy - friends!

jdstec said...

Since I have been married for 26 years, those break up stories are a little too faded to recall.

Kimmi said...

I had a boyfriend announce to me that he was gay.

And that he was dating one of my former boyfriends, who I did not realize was also gay.

Apparently, turning men gay is one of my super powers.

Cara said...

In college, I was the 'rebound' girl for a classmate. He was a bit older, mysterious, exciting....I was blinded and in love and didn't see what was really going on. He was supposed to visit me on break, canceled because 'his mom said no'. He hit on my best friend. It hurt like heck but I knew I needed to let him go. clk-a

LindsayK918 said...

We met and it was absolutely love at first sight! About a month later I was at his house and we were having lunch. At this point one of my best friends had a reminder on her calendar for a year from when we met saying "Is Lindsay Engaged? Punch her" because we were all certain that was how it was going to work! However, over that fateful lunch, he casually mentioned to me he never wanted to get married - ever. Or have kids. And yeah... we should probably just stick to sleeping together.

Needless to say- OVER! And yes, TUBS of chocolate were ingested.

DaphneSFL said...

College. I was deeply in love, engaged to be exact (at the ripe old age of 19) and he got involved with a local skank who worked at the Chili's in town. She got pregnant, I got my heart broken, and transferred to a school back at home. But, I look at it this way: I have a great life now, which probably wouldn't have happened if he hadn't been such a tool :)

And no, they're not together anymore.

LynnBelo said...

My worst breakup was when I didn't find out he wanted to breakup until I had left for college and I found out he was sleeping with his ex-girlfriend. What a super guy! (Insert sarcasm here)

CAnative said...

I don't really have a horrible break-up story. At least that's how I feel now(denial maybe?). I'm sure at the time it felt horrible but I got married at a very young age and have now been married almost 25yrs.

Nicole

Amy Nichole G said...

It was my first love and he broke up with me over the phone. I was more upset that he didn't have the nerve to do it face-to-face (We saw each other the night before) than I was that we broke up (which I was upset about that too). Luckily I had some great girlfriends who knew just how to make me feel better!

Amy Nichole G

Anonymous said...

My ex and I were taking some time apart to see if we could fix our relationship. He got a hotel about 20 mintues from our apartment and proceeded to get drunk and accidentally called my cell phone instead of the girls he just met and was waiting in his hotel room to mee up with. Needless to say there was nothing to fix after that.

Angelin197

Meredith said...

Worst breakup ever - love of my life broke up with me right before we were supposed to go to the beach for spring break. My break up diet left me scrawny and wasted away. I still have the smallest pair of jeans ever that came from that time - lol, I don't even think my calf would fit now. Oy.
~MommyMer

BethC said...

My worst break-up was because it was a long distance romance. The distance didn't keep my heart from breaking any less. I have to say it was actually a very good diet plan for me though! I love well over 20 pounds!

Christine in NJ said...

ohhhh. Hard break-up. I did the break-up a few days before my wedding!... I knew something wasn't right; don't know where I found the strength. THEN I met my husband of 18 years (wrote about this yesterday!) in a bar (swollen eyes from crying, no make-up and NO bra!) on what should have been my wedding night.

THAT was a rough time!

Looking forward to this book!
Thanks again MaNiC!

Christine

Kirsten said...

I don't really have a good breakup story. My best friend in college had a horrid break up though and I spent weeks feeding her chicken soup and beer. Does that work?

Anonymous said...

gesh, pretty soon your going to know me better than some of my irl friends ;)

Let's see worst...easy. I was a teen mom and showed up at the high school after I had my son to have lunch with some friends and who knew my boyfriend (baby daddy for lack of a better word) freaked when I showed up...apparently his school girlfriend wasn't too happy either. But in the end I married a faboulous guy so no tears!

Laura Kay
anovelreview

Carla said...

My breakup was my divorce. My husband came home on the night of my son's 8th grade graduation and informed us he was leaving because Chris, my son, had not made high honor roll for the final quarter.
I cried through the whole ceremony as I watch my beautiful child graduate without his father present.
Chocolate and red wine sustained me for a year until my divorce was final.
Happy endings! My son recently graduated from medical school.
Life is good.

Carla

CariLynn said...

HS boyfriend. A co-worker, who went to the same school as him, told me she had seen him kissing another girl. I confronted him and told him I wanted to break up. He convinces me that he had just given the other girl a hug. I table the break up. He tells me to call him when I get home. When I call him, he then confesses that he's been dating someone else for two weeks and thinks we should break up. Thank god for friends, shopping, and a new bf who was a much better kisser! CariLynn

Ready To Be A Momma said...

I've never been broken up with. I didn't really date in high school and I met my now husband right after I graduated. We've been together for almost 9 years now.
qweska8402

Nanette said...

My worst break-up was with my first husband. Apparently, one woman wasn't enough for him. I divorced his sorry ass! Nanette N.

Erin Goff said...

My high school boyfriend got drunk at a party and kissed another girl. No one told me about it, and she became one of my closest friends. About a year later, she decided to tell me about it. I broke up with him, but I was still devastated. Young love and all that... I always think of him when I hear Garth Brook's "Unanswered Prayers" - I was so sure we were meant to be together at that time :) 15 years, one great husband and three awesome kids later I thank God for unanswered prayers!

MaggieDu said...

I wouldn't say I've had any terrible break ups, in retrospect that is. The one that hit me the hardest was when I returned from visiting my mom in New Mexico and he dumped me for really no reason. I later found out it was because he thought I was spending too much time with my friends.

Juliet Farmer said...

only had one serious relationship before the husband. the breakup was pretty ugly, and we were living together, which made things much, much worse. the kicker was we were in college and couldn't afford NOT to live together, so we stayed roommates for a few months after we broke up.

Carly said...

I don't have a horrible break up story. My marriage ended and it wasn't that awful. Bad relationships are meant for the dumpster. I packed his stuff and became addicted to Led Zepplin and long walks. Oh, and I stopped getting stomachaches!

Carly Haynes

Mom'sLove said...

humm, not really a break up as more of "do I know you?" In 8th grade, I confessed my true love to a boy name Frankie... He had no idea who I was.. Ouch.
Aaammmaaannndddaaa

Melissa said...

One of my break-ups was because it was against rules to be together...hard because it didn't give full closure.
-tmd636

ChristineCet said...

last break up - I had been dating someone for several years, he had 2 little girls and I have a son a few years older. turned out he loved that I loved his girls but he didn't like my kid out right so buh bye. I think he was jealous. It was nuts! and finally I always turn to wine - break up, celebration, good day, bad day, cure all !!

Homestead Jen said...

Mine is so cliched. I dated a boy all through high school and then the first week we were away at different colleges he sent me a letter. Dumping me. Turns out he was dumping me for my then-best friend. Broke my heart, but also let me experience rage fully for the first time. Turns out I am not the forgiving type. :)

They married and have kids and I had a fabulous time in college. All for the best.

Jules said...

My fiance took me to McDonald's (yeah), handed me a letter from a woman he (apparently) had cheated on me with that discussed her current pregnancy (guess who's the daddy?). What a winner!

Jenn3128 said...

I had been wanting to break up with him for a while and just hadn't worked up the courage yet. We were at his house one afternoon and I could tell something was up. After much nagging on my part to get him to spill it (really, just breakup w/me, I can handle it!) he runs down the hallway. He comes back gets down on one knee and PROPOSES to me. I was shocked, I thought it was pretty obvious that this wasn't working. I quickly said no thank you, let's not see each other anymore (I did remember my manners!) he burst into tears and I ran out of that house as fast I could.

Anonymous said...

I think we have all been through a break up like this before. Sometimes chocolate is the answer. jennyfromthecube

Beverly Victoria said...

We had been dating during the spring semester in college. Over the summer he sent me a letter that sounded like he was writing to his sister. Um, okay. Then he never called after that. I worked at a fast food restaurant that summer. Needless to say french fries and chocolate milkshakes got me through it.

Debbie said...

I fell in love with a handsome, younger,very attentive man. We got married and things went downhill from there. One morning he was standing in our kitchen, his arms full of his clothes, asking if I thought he and my friend made a great couple. Yes, you could have knocked me down with a feather. I had that sentence in my head on a loop for years. Finally, Karma kicked in and he was left standing outside looking in, she had moved on to her boss. I now realize that even though that was one of the most diffucult times in my life, it showed me that I was a strong women. I was raising two children, keeping a new house and a full time job all by myself. I was Super Women!! Today I'm married to the greates man in the world. I am blissfully happy.

Debydew110

Jessica said...

I don't really have a lot of bad breakups. My ex boyfriend broke up with me and said it was because of scheduling conflicts. We broke up over the phone. I was upset for a little but I got over it pretty quickly.
Thanks!
-Jessica

Ronit said...

I think my saddest breakup was my first real love, a boy I dated in college. He decided that he hadn't dated enough different girls and we should spend the summer seeing other people. He dated a lot, and I didn't date anyone. When the summer ended he told me that I was the one. Sadly for him, in order to agree to see other people, I had moved on. I just couldn't trust him again and that was the end of the relationship. Ronit W

Rachael said...

I had a pretty serious boyfriend just decide to stop calling. When I asked him about it he said he just didn't feel like calling and would if he felt like it. Okay...

AisforRandom said...

It's never ended with a bang....but fizzled to an end. I've never had a real break up. I'm not much of a dater, so when I do, and things lose their fizzle, the relationship sputters to an end, with both of us going our separate ways.

I did try to break up with my current boyfriend, because I was afraid it was getting to serious. I cried until I couldn't breath and didn't get out of bed for two days. I don't count this as a real break-up because after those two days, we were back together.

Tyra said...

My worst break-up was when I broked up with my boyfriend of two years! It was far more heartbreaking to hurt someone than to be hurt. Seriuosly, it was horrible; I have been broken-up with 4 other times, and that pain is so much more bearable than that one break-up of my own doing!

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

I was always the girl who broke up WITH people, not was broken up with... alas in college I was dating a guy for quite some time, was head over heels for him and he for me. Until one day out of the blue he called to tell me he was coming over... he basically told me that because we were graduating in a month and weren't sure where we'd be that we had to break up because it wasn't fair to me... I was devestated, begged, pleaded etc. was a total mess about it. About 3 weeks later thanks to the glorious world of facebook I see that he is "in a relationship" with a girl he always told me was a tramp.

It goes without saying 4 months later she ditched him for another guy and he came crawling back... they usually do! jerks!

Bridget said...

No bad break up stories for me. I married my first love.
Iambtinrb

Chelsea Hoffman said...

The boyfriend that I confessed about having last post... We weren't together, but we were talking about meeting and getting together... when one day he said, quite literally, "I like this girl, and she wants to date, so I think I am going to date her..." I was crushed, slept all the time, cried when I was awake, and somewhere between lost 15 pounds!

your invisible pixie said...

I went to see a show with my boyfriend, then he dropped me off at home. He left, then called me and asked me to come back outside. He then broke up with me. I had locked myself out of the house so I just walked around the back and had to break into my own house so I could get back in. I then ate a lot of ice cream for the next few weeks, which was all I could really handle eating.

Holly W said...

After he broke my heart, I run in to him now and he always tells me breaking up was his worst decision. It's fine for me now because i'm with someone wonderful but he always makes me think what if...

holly

Dulcibella said...

My high school boyfriend dumped me during my first year in college. I had put on a few pounds (the freshman fifteenish) (not why he dumped me though) (I don't think...) ANYWAY, in an "I'll show him" kind of reaction I lost a bunch of weight and got in great shape. By the time I had done that I was so over him anyway so it was really good therapy and very productive!

Logan Collins said...

I had been dating Daniel for almost a year and a half and was very happy about our relationship. The only problem I saw was the long distance but knew that problem would resolve itself soon. It was a few days before Christmas and my sister called to tell me that Facebook said Daniel was in a relationship...with someone else. He didn't even tell me. :(
He still tries to get in touch every once and awhile but I have moved on.
Logan

equinn726 said...

He was in the Army stationed across the country from me. We were college sweethearts and decided to try to make it work long distance until he was in a more permanent place. I had just been to visit him and had called to let him know that my flight landed and I made it home safely. A girl answered his phone. When he got on the line, he told me she was his new girlfriend and it was over between us. I was devastated and would not have gotten through it without Ben & Jerry.

Casey said...

i'm breaking the rules and wanted to post my favorite breakup, bad day, generally feel sorry for myself food... Rainbow chip icing straight from the container. I always keep a container in the fridge for those rainy days.

Carie Casey said...

He turned out to be gay.

Clynnc

Corey~living and loving said...

hmmm....it was ages ago.....I was always the one to break up, so I don't think I have a story to share. but...I'd love this book.

Sadie said...

My crappy ex broke up with me a total of 3 times before I finally "got it" and realized I was too good for him. The third and final time, he broke up with me to move to CO, on valentines day! JERK! Anyways, I met my husband 6 days later so I guess it was meant to be!

Jana said...

My most heartbreaking end to a realationship was with my college boyfriend. After 4 years together I found out he was cheating on me. It was messy - yelling and crying. But a few months later I met someone great.

Jana B

lucy872 said...

Considering I've been with my husband for 20 years, it's hard to remember my last break up. It was in high school - and I was completely infatuated with this guy in a band. He and I would talk for hours and my dreams came true when I went to his prom with him. Once he started college, he sort of forgot about me and I was a sad sack. I didn't do much "therapy - retail or food wise" but my greatest glory was when I came home from college and he tried to get together with me again and I told him no way. I wasn't going to get jerked around again. I felt so strong being able to dump him the second time!

My Two Army Brats said...

I was dating a guy who practically begged me to mess around with him, I gave in and fooled around a bit then he says to me "I think you'd be perfect for my cousin". REALLY??

Joanna said...

I had an 'almost breakup' does that count? Went through a terrible time in my marriage, the kind that it is still painful to think back on but managed to come out on top! Due to this crisis my husband and I have rekindled our feelings for one another and have vowed to put our marriage and ourselves first. Without this terrible crisis we would not be the people we are today in the marriage we have today which is the BEST, more than we could ask for - We are truly blessed - Heartbreak and pain are part of this journey of love and the only thing that matters is that you learn and grow from past mistakes.

Alli said...

Short & sweet...Transferred schools. Moved across the state to move in with him. Played "housewife" while he worked in the oil fields. Let him become my sole financial support, my sole social outlet, etc. because otherwise he got whiny & needy. Then...(on the 4th of July!!)...dumped and was told I needed to "go to the gym more" because I didn't "look like I used to".
YEAH - he was a real winner!!

Alli M. Jones

StephRochelle said...

The modern age break-up story - found out he slept with another girl via Facebook. Oh, Facebook...so wonderful and so awful at the same time.

Denise said...

This one is from my senior year in high school, I had been dating they guy for about 3 months when one day he told me loved me. It completely freaked me out, and I all I said back was "Thank you." Later when I was driving home (he lived 3 hours away near my family's ski house) I broke up with him over the phone. I'm not especially proud of this story, but it turned out ok in the end and we've stayed friends all these years later.

Shanderella82 said...

Happened last year - worst ever!! Thought we were going to get married and on a random Friday night pulled the rug out from under me and said he couldn't see us having a future together. I did the opposite of chocolate indulging and also did quite a bit of retail therapy. A girls trip to Vegas picked up my spirits in a major way - I highly recommend it for others in similar situations! :)

Emma S. said...

My worst breakup was in high school. He was my first boyfriend, and in my overly dramatic ways, I mourned this break up the worst. I spent many nights crying and listening to angst ridden songs.

Dani In Chicago said...

I'm going through a breakup right now. It's not too harsh, probably because deep down I have a feeling we'll reconcile. We always do. But I'm currently going through some mental exercises to get him out of my head once and for all!

Dani Patarazzi

Anonymous said...

Worst breakup - high school. When he dumped me, it wasn't him that told me - it was his new girlfriend, and she was overly sweet about it. Looking back, probably should have punched her since we were minors and I could have gotten away with it!

JillMitch

Books & Reviews said...

The night before I started college ... I ended things
With my long term high school boyfriend. He decided not to go to college... He had no job....or goals, none of which I or my parents were happy about. He had failed bootcamp and i was finally seeing that the relationship I was in was abusive and I knew there was no way he would let me enjoy college or do study groups with anyone especially other men. The breakup went well that night but the next few months were hell because he was obsessive and made things very difficult but I never let him back into my life.....

Anonymous said...

Never had a bf...so never broken up! I guess that's the one good thing about never having a relationship--no broken heart.
--Gen K.

AnnEliz said...

My fist was my hardest. I thought that at 16yrs old he was my true love. I was heartbroken. However, I got over it and moved on!

Tracy Miller said...

My worst was when my boyfriend broke up with me on my 21st birthday. After we had sex. I was devastated. --Tracy Miller

Amy R. said...

My last big breakup was my college boyfriend. He dumped me on my senior year, just 2 weeks before finals & graduation. I was also incredibly sick with the flu. He didn't want me "in the way" of his pilot career. Funny thing was, I ended up getting a job before him while he still had to live with mom and dad, rolling in debt. Me: 1. Him: 0.

The Poty's said...

My now husband broke up with me on Valentines Day senior year of high school after I made him dinner.

Sarah S. said...

I've only had one real break up since my second major relationship resulted in my current marriage. My break up was when I was a junior in high school...totally boring and immature, but at least I've never really had any horrible experiences.

Sarah S.

shopgirl said...

Ugghh.. my first boyfriend broke my heart by dumping me for someone younger - not that bad right? Well.... he was 21... I was 19 and the new little number? 17! He took her to her prom!!! At this point in my life I laugh and realize how EWWWWW gross he was/is - but back then? DEVASTATION!!

Oh - and he recently tried to befriend me on Facebook - I immediately blocked him...

Kate said...

Awful guy convinced me I was trash, treated me like it, cheated on me, finally broke up with me. I lost 50 pounds, cried and threw up every day. After a long while I started to get my mojo back, moved (he CRIED when I told him I was moving), met a cute guy and about 2 years after the breakup was feeling good enough to ask out a cute guy. 10 years later, we're having our first baby. :)

Lauren said...

My ex boyfriend and I broke up because I met a new guy in a class at college. It worked out for the best because the new guy is now my husband of 6 years! Lauren Royall

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Kristi said...

My worst break up was with my 13 year old daughters father. I was 6 months pregnant with her when I dumped him. So I was a single mother with an 11 year old and a baby on the way.

I told him I'd rather raise 2 kids alone than be with someone who cared about everything else more than me and his child.

He wasn't there when she was born, he only saw her about 6 times in her life and he hasn't seen her since 2000. The worst part? He only lives on the other side of our city. I saw him once when I was with my daughter and he walked in the opposite direction.

Kristi Marie W.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

College--his dog died and he was so upset I got dumped too!

Siobhan said...

I knew Brian liked me, but I didn't want a relationship just then, only fun, and I told him so. The fun lasted well over a year. I finally admitted to myself that I was in love with him, but knew he wasn't in love with me. I broke it off. It was one of the hardest things for me to do.

Christina said...

My ex got a little physically abusive after a friend's wedding reception so even though we lived together and were about to get engaged, I moved out and ended it not long after that horrible night. The wedding reception was about 3 hours from home too, and I left him there to find his own ride. I told him I wouldn't put up with that kind of treatment and I wasn't joking!

ChristinaL

Anonymous said...

Dated for three years and he just never called again!! Still don't know why, weeks went by and he wouldn't take my call. patti cole

Kristin J said...

My worst break-up was with my college boyfriend. The day after he broke up with me he got back together with his girlfriend from high school. It was a rough few weeks after that.

Hally said...

Polluting looks great! Worst break up was in college wtoh my HS sweetheart. He was boning a girl with my name but blonde...the witch. Best revenge? Looking amazing and traveling to all the places he said he wanted to visit.

Thanks for the giveaway, Manic!
Hally Hoots

Anonymous said...

The weirdest break up for me was when this guy I was dating said he was going on vacation and then I never heard back from him. I wonder if he is still there?

RebeccaE

Snarky Mommy said...

I love me some memoir, as you know!

Becki*** said...

I did the breaking up. We worked together at a Disneyland restaurant. He was so upset he found another job and quit.

BUT I WAS JUST DOIN THE FAKE BREAKUP FOR ATTENTION.

Was heartbroken.. . .

Til we got back together . .and thirty years of marriage plus 2 years dating here we are, lol.

Sherry Bercu said...

My break up story--I moved 500 miles to rid the loser and get my life back on track--then there were a lot of tears-but now he is still a loser and I did get my life back.

Dawn from CA said...

One of my more memorable breakups from college involved the stomach flu, winter break, and two weeks of crying and misery on my parents' couch. The dumper tried to get us back together after the holidays, but I never forgave him for leaving me sick and dateless on New Year's Eve.

Jennie Englund said...

Believe it or not, I've never broken up with anyone (I married my only boyfriend).

So I NEED this book!

Wendi fr Louisiana said...

Ya don't wanna cry? Well, how about this- I was working at a ski resort in Utah and began dating (not seriously) a chef/snowboard instructor. Well, after about 2 weeks I let him talk me into boarding (he would teach). It was not fun to me but for my first run he took me down a blue intermediate. Halfway up he told me that the relationship was not working out for him and when we got to the top he left me to ski alone. I was so mad because I didn't particularly find him appealing or even attractive but wanted to learn how to board- it served me right, I suppose, but it still crawls up my butt that he dumped me (I was some blonde arm candy for the troll) on a ski lift.

Wendi fr Louisiana

Philadelphia said...

College sweetheart. We fell apart, then crashed back into each other 2 years after. Where back together for another blissful year and a half, and then fell apart again. He owns a large part of my hear, that I fear I will never get back.

Terri said...

I've really only ever broken up with my ex-husband, so I'll save you from that story. Not because it's sad, but it's boring...we just grew apart.

Terri M. in Phoenix

Queen of Reading said...

Haven't broken up with anyone. I don't have any stories. sorry.

Crystal said...

It's the day before Spring Break and I'm walking to the school bus in hopes of seeing my "boyfriend". (Boyfriend is a term used loosely since we had barely ever held hands and only had kissed once). When my friend comes up to me and asks what happened and why V and I had broken up. This caught me by surprise and I couldn't really go back to confront him since we were being rushed to the buses. She tells me that one of our mutual friends was supposed to let me know that V wanted to break up (which never happened).

During spring break I tried calling the little punk, but he never answered, supposedly he was out of town. So one of my friends and I decided to three way call him (it was ALL THE RAGE back in the day) so her number would show on the caller ID and pretend I wasn't on the phone. She brought up my name and V mentioned how he was avoiding me and had been planning to have his friend break up with me, but since it didn't happen then maybe we could still try to work things over after spring break.

When we came back to school I was over the moon elated because I had just gone to an *NSYNC concert, so no one could bring me down, when I ran into V in the hallway. I threw it in his face about how I knew he was in town and was avoiding me and didn't want to break up with me anymore. Stunned he asked: how did you know?? to which I replied: I was on the phone STUPID! and proceeded to storm off. (I was quite the drama queen).

Needless to say he wasn't the "one". oh well....I found mine! =)

Crystal717

Bernadette said...

umm I've never been broken up with but I happen to be the go - to person for a pick me up whenever a freinds is on the crappy end of a break up!

Nicole Marie said...

My first real breakup was when I was 15... he was my first boyfriend along with many other firsts... The breakup was awful, but there is one thing I remember more than any other about it. I can remember crying in my room at night and my older brother coming in to hug me and tell me everything was going to be okay and that he loved me. It still brings tears to my eyes to remember how sweet my brother was and still is!

NicoleMG from CT

Lauren Louise said...

I don't think I have any really horrible breakup stories. The most memorable was one guy I dated in college. He drove all the way up to my house one weekend over the summer, and my mom wasn't nice to him at all (she didn't like him). He called me the day after he left and we broke up over the phone. It was pretty mutual though.

jne said...

My worst break up was in high school from my first love. In reality, it wasn't THAT bad...we're still friendly, but at the time it was devastating. We broke up about two weeks before the prom...he was still gentleman enough to take me though, because he'd already promised. (He had already graduated too, so the sweetest part was that he still came to a lame high school prom) Jenni(fur) N.

Neckmeat said...

I was dumped via text. :(

Jessica Prince said...

The breakup I'm speaking about is the one that I previously posted about in a prior contest. He's now my husband so it's a good story. :) He broke up with me after only a month and (because I was only 19 and, as you know, teenagers are SO smart) I was heart broken (for a millisecond). I was certain I'd never see him again but low and behold we'd cross paths again

Colleen Turner said...

To be honest, I don't have a very good break up story :(. Most of my breakups have been pretty mutual and painless (and, luckily, I am still married to the love of my life so haven't had to experience that pain!). The only one that comes to mine happened in the fifth grade. I missed a few days of school and when I showed up at the rollerskating rink I was told my little boyfriend was now boyfriends with a friend of mine. I was heartbroken for about five minutes before it was time to skate!

A.C. Morris said...

The oddest breakup I've had involved a guy I had been seeing for only about a month or two, and not super seriously. I called him to break it off one day, and apparently he didn't believe me because he called me about a week later to break up with me since I had been ignoring him all week. I decided it wasn't worth debating and just let it go!

MoonLight said...

Well, I've only had 1 break-up...and the second time around I met my husband! Not only do I only have one, it wasn't much of a story...the relationship was going nowhere and we both decided it was time. The guy was a weirdo though, so I'm not sure WHY I was with him for almost 2 years..

bloggerwife said...

I just went through a horrible, ugly divorce myself and have been eating everything that doesn't move. I would be glad to read that I'm not the only one! :D -Felicia Dellis

Brenda L B said...

Break up stories are so sad...with my ex not much to tell. We fought all the time and I didn't want my daughter raised around it. During an argument I called if off and said I'd had enough. Brenda L B

Michelle Mierczewski said...

no story...i married my first real boyfriend..still married

Anne said...

My first boyfriend in college, when I found out he was dating someone else :( Oh well, it worked out MUCH better!

Anne Beth

Anonymous said...

My break up story is on of those on again off again in high school. The final time was at the end of senior year. We were at a friends house and I was telling a friend ati knee he wasn't the one, only to find out he was listening in next door. Ouch.

Sasse1Susan

LaVonneW said...

HS sweetheart...he was supposed to take me to my Senior prom, but broke up with me for a girl who he'd always been attracted to who finally liked him too. She was a cheerleader and he took her to her Senior prom.

Nearl said...

I recently broke up with my best friend/roommate. We have been best friends for about 7 years until we dated. It ended badly. Funny thing is usually I eat emotional but this is the first breakup where food doesn't sound good at all. Guess the breakup diet can be good sometimes too!

Dolly said...

My last (and I mean last) breakup was a LDR; he was a liar, not the person I thought he was; I came to doubt my ability to evaluate people. Awful.

BuffyDee said...

How do you do break up stories quick!?!? Too much drama to relly summarize... But my ex husband was in Aruba with the USCG I signed up for Foodstamps because his pay got messed up, a week later I recieved a letter saying the State was pulling child support for a child born in 1995.. that would be our little Zach so I called to tell the state there was a mistake I only signed up for FS because his pay was messed up I would only need them that month, when they politely informed me the case had nothing to do with me, and I might want to talk to my husband about his OTHER four year old son... divorce much?!?!

Hawkzter said...

My break ups have been rather simple for the most part. The sizzle fizzles and we move on. I'm not saying they were emotionally easy to handle, and I have to say I'm not friends with any of my exes.

Tiffany Drew said...

My breakup didn't come as much of a shock. I was 17 and my boyfriend lived with us. I had recently heard that he was sleeping with a few friends of mine, but chose to believe him when he said it wasn't true. But eventually, I broke it off. It didn't occur to me until a few years later that his "friend", a man, may have been more. The AOL screen name of their initials, the house painting job but no paint to be seen on him, a car as a gift... I could go on and on lol.

RedDragon said...

One of the hardest things is getting dumped when you think everything is fine (i.e. getting along, planning summer vacations together). I didn't go the chocolate route, I focused on my son and going to the beach which turned out to be the best vacation we have had together. Lisa P

Katy Finn said...

Met my husband early on in college and didn't date too much in high school so I don't have any memorable break up stories...hope it continues that way! lol

Anonymous said...

Found out my boyfriend was dating me, my best friend and cousin at the same time and none of us had a clue. jennyfromthecube

Susan said...

I have been married so long that I can not remember a break-up story of my own. But I have 2 grown daughters that have both had serious relationships that ended badly. I felt really bad for them and there wasn't a whole lot I could do for them, they had to work thru it themselves. I just made sure that I was available to listen, listen, listen. Oh and I stocked up on Kleenex!
Suzebomb

Kristi said...

My high school boyfriend was 1 year younger than me and so I therefore was set to graduate before him. He broke up with me the winter of my senior year because I was going to graduate and move away to college... IN 9 MONTHS! Really he just broke up with me so he could date another girl, sigh.

Kristi Hooke

Jennifer said...

My break up story would have to be, the break up in HS right before prom. Tickets already purchased, limo reserved, so we eneded up having to go togther. I think it made the break up even harder.

Joelle said...

ummm...I have never had a breakup. srsly. I never dated until I was 18 and am happily married to my first. We will celebrate our 11th anniversary this coming October. However, I have had the friend dump diet in which I binge on all my favorites and boycott everything that makes me think of that former friend.

rachel e. said...

My first boyfriend broke up with me in college after 6 months of dating. We had known each other for 12 years. We remaind close friends and a year and a half later were engaged! While I didn't like the break up at the time, it only made us stronger and helped him realize I was the only one.

Autumnn D said...

Sadly, my breakups have been less 'diet' more 'carbohydrate binge'. Since I don't want to send your readers running for the Kleenex, I'll tell my only humorous break-up story: I'm a pretty rigid person when it comes to making choices, so you can imagine my discomfort when the guy I was currently dating wouldn't tell the waitress what he preferred to drink. He said "I don't know....I guess...tea", and when she asked sweet or unsweet, he replied with "aw, I don't know" and "either one" and "I don't care" to her multiple confused and embarrassed inquiries. Of course, my head was practically exploding on the other side of the table (just pick one!), and ended the relationship shortly after. Couldn't you just imagine: "honey, do you want kids?" "I dunno." Argh!!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to say my divorce from my first husband (Happy Anniversay, I want a divorce) but hindsight is definitely 20/20 and I now see it was one of the best things to ever happen to me!

SPepper22

Kas said...

My worst breakup was definitely from my high school sweetheart. We weren't right for each other, but it was hard for him to accept that I was calling it quits. It took about a month to break up with him...and a good 2 years to get over him! My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner!

Kassie H.

gun1not said...

the worst would be the end of my first marriage. when we met we were so compatible (but still young) and as we grew we grew apart. I'm happily married now and he has a new wife that likes swinging and pierce her v-jj to match his prince albert.

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