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Welcome to soyouvebeendumped.com (#SYBD). We just had our 17th birthday! SYBD is the longest-running website that is dedicated solely to offering relationship and breakup support/advice. Back on the 4th of July, 2000, SYBD was created as a haven for men and women to read and share their experiences and challenges with others. Thousands of the world’s heartbroken men and women, of all ages, who are going through painful breakups or divorces, come to read and share their personal stories each year.

I’m Thea Newcomb, SYBD’s founder, and I launched this site, in the aftermath of three consecutive breakups that took place over a 7-year period. A husband, a “soulmate”, and a would-be priest (yes, really!). Now I simply provide the space for people to see they’re not alone…

Share/Read Real Breakup Stories

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How Can SYBD Help You?

To start feeling better now, please scan the sections below, to find support, various tips, to read real stories, and even post your own, if you would like to.

Are you here: 1) because you have split up (or are on the verge of breaking up) with your partner, and are looking for some relationship help, support or advice? 2) Or are you simply here to view our list of real and funny breakup lines?

VIDEO: SYBD’s “12 Stages of a Breakup”

Watch“The 12 Stages of a Breakup” (and How to Survive them). It’s long, but hopefully you will find it helpful…and that it makes you smile – even if just for a moment or two!

Peruse Our Posts:

Community Comments

You will find comfort in reading the blog posts themselves, but also our 3000 comments we’ve received on here. Though I can’t personally reply to all comments anymore, I do aim to moderate them daily, and I respond to as many as I am able to. Be sure to use a real email address. I (or an admin) will look closely at every comment now – to ensure the posts are coming from legit people.

There is a lot more engagement on the blog than there ever was just now! So go write it out! You’ll feel better if you do.

You’re Not Alone

I just want you to know that you really are NOT alone in your pain – even though it might feel like it just now. I have been at this a long time, and I truly have come to believe that all breakups work out for the “highest good of all concerned,…eventually”.

If you’re in pain, and can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, trust me, you really will get through this. Well, if you want to, that is… It’s all down to you!

Thea Newcomb

Founder of So You’ve Been Dumped

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