So recently, I went visiting a friend who was dumped via text message. It’s cold, it’s insulting and is a downright act of cowardliness, there is simply no excuse for. Since then I have been observing the things i say to her since she had her heart broken. Sure, i want to be there for her but how much of what i am saying is constructive or even getting through to her post break-up brain? So I decided to compile all of my emotional research and create following list of what I believe you should not say to a friend who’s JUST been dumped (via or not via text message).
3. You will find someone else
adjusting mentally to the status of “single” and the acquisition of an “ex”. They are hurt and confused and the idea of creating an ok cupid/tinder account does nothing but fill them with the anxiety of dating again. (Not that you need one girl! You do you!)
4. Were you even that close?
5. Think about all the free time you'll have now
Depending on the relationship there’s a good chance first week of that time will probably be spent crying in the shower and visualizing throwing heavy blunt objects at happy couples. And don’t you dare suggest a hobby they can take up. They are not a child that needs to be distracted. They are still your friend that you know and love and only you will be held responsible if you’re asked to come along to their African dance recital. You’ve been warned.
bag of poop on fire on the doorstep (no matter how good it may feel to do at the time)
8. “It’s his loss!”