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He Won't Let Me Break Up With Him

Has Your Request to Break Up Ever Been Denied?

It can often take a few breakups for a split to actually stick, but sometimes you can't even get to the break. I've heard the story a few times; it goes like this. She says, "I think we should break up." He says, "Nah, I don't think so." And then they go out to dinner, or do something like it was any other night.

Now a resolved woman will push until the deal is undone, but others are either so caught off guard or just uncertain about the breakup that they stay. I wouldn't worry, though. All bad things come to an end, and I'm sure these relationships are no different. So have you ever stayed longer because your breakup request was denied?

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shreerose shreerose 6 years
This seems so ridiculous to me. "Hey, so I think I want to break up." "No, I don't think you do. Wanna catch a movie?" Like, if you want to dump them, do it! Then it's over!
hibiscus96818 hibiscus96818 6 years
When I told my ex that I wanted to break up, his exact words were, "Well, I don't and there are two of us in this relationship so we both get a say in this decision. I say NO, so we're not breaking up." In case you couldn't tell from his response, I was breaking up with him because he had MAJOR control issues. I did stand my ground and the relationship ended that day (after 30 minutes of arguing and me trying to convince him that he really didn't want to be with someone who didn't want to be with him).
stephley stephley 6 years
I had breakups drag out when I was younger – I liked the person enough to want to avoid saying ‘piss off’ and ‘but I’m not happy with the relationship’ felt selfish. I learned.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 6 years
No. In that sense I've been selfish. When I'm done, I'm done.
girlfunkmusic girlfunkmusic 6 years
When you finally put your foot down (as in "I'm going to worry more about my own feelings than yours...") - it is indeed the end. It took me a couple months and one false attempt at getting back together for it to finally sink into my head - I'M DONE. Sometimes you're there intellectually-speaking, but emotionally you're not completely ready to let go of it. Also, for me, I'm one of these ppl that hates a 'bad ending' so I kept trying to get him to see my point of view - which was utterly pointless. He will never see things the way I do (on many levels) which is why the relationship had to end in the first place. Btw, I even dealt with suicidal threats and the like - so I KNOW what I'm talking about...!
KeLynns KeLynns 6 years
What? I am so confused here. If one person wants to break up, then you're broken up. It isn't a mutual decision.
skigurl skigurl 6 years
I tried to dump a long distance boyfriend in university over the phone and he cried until i finally just said, okay we'll try again. but then I cheated on him for awhile (thinking, well I tried, and he said no!) and then eventually just did it for the last time and it stuck.
bengalspice bengalspice 6 years
Yes, I tried to breakup with a guy in college who then got on the phone with his MOM and cried to her about how I was talking about dumping him ... WHILE I WAS IN THE ROOM!
Rory1225 Rory1225 6 years
I'm not sure how this can even happen. Like in the above example, I doubt that she really wanted to break up, or else she would have just said, well it doesn't matter what you think because I am breaking up with you. You don't let someone break up with you, it just happens if they want to break up.
moam-network moam-network 6 years
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