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Anatomy of a "Fakeup"

Anatomy of a "Fakeup"


Even if you've never heard the word "fakeup," you've surely witnessed them or maybe even participated in one. Though the fakeup comes in many forms, it's most easily defined as a fake breakup or a breakup that doesn't take.

Some couples are repeat fakeup offenders — you know the people I'm talking about. They break up frequently and in very dramatic fashion, but you always know they're going to get back together. (Note: In these cases, it's best not to badmouth the recent ex, since he or she probably won't be an ex for long!)

For further insight into faking up, read more.

Following my own failed relationships, I tend to cut off all ties and move on. But some people — and I can't really blame them — have a penchant for sleeping with their exes. It's tempting for sure, but hooking up with your ex can often precipitate a fakeup and lead to a misguided reconciliation. Often, after several fakeups, the repeat offenders call it quits altogether.

Then, there are couples who fake up but genuinely seem to make it work the second time around. This type of fakeup is different from the first and not as much of a fake out.

How about you? Have you ever been guilty of a fakeup? Do you know any frequent faker-uppers?

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