Annoying Breakup Cliches
It doesn’t seem to matter whether you were dumped or did the dumping yourself – both parties are subjected to many of the universal pearls of wisdom below – from just about everyone they know.
It happens because people don’t know what to say to you – and so they resort to the tried and true remarks which are very true – however annoying! Some of those remarks are:
“Everything happens for a reason.”
“If you were meant to be together, you’d be together.”
“You are so young, you have time to find the right one.”
“You are too nice for him.”
“It’s for the best.”
“No man or woman is worth your tears and the one who is won’t make you cry.”
“There’s a cover for every pot.”
“Time heals all wounds.”
“It obviously wasn’t meant to be.”
“It couldn’t have been ‘right.”
“There are other fish in the sea.”
“Whatever is for ye won’t go by ye.”
“Men (women) are like buses – another one will be along in 15 minutes.”
“Things always work out for the best.”
“You’ll get over it.”
“Someone better is just around the corner.”
“What comes around goes around.”
“You get back what you give.”
“They’ll get theirs.”
“He (she) will regret it.”
“When one door closes another one opens.”
All of them are true – but when you’re reeling from a cold heart dumping, they offer little consolation. More often than not they make us feel worse. They really do.
So try to remember:
1) If you’re going through a break up and hear the above phrases know that people are just trying to help…
2) If you’re witnessing someone else’s heartbreak – be it a family member, a friend or work colleague – try to avoid the cliches.
All you have to do is just listen. If someone really needs advice – send them to soyouvebeendumped.com and leave it to us!
NOTE: This is a very old piece from the early days of SYBD and was resurrected. When I went to refer her to it I noticed it had never got moved over from the old site and so today it’s back! Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂