I don't know what to do. We've been dating for three years and now we're about to finish college and I just can't stand it anymore.
A week or so ago, my friend's boyfriend of three and a half years broke up with her citing that he "wanted to experience college and allow her to do the same." Every day last week consisted of her crying.
I’m nervous. I’m scared. I'm having panic attacks hourly. No, I'm not climbing Mt. Everest. That'd be child's play compared to what I'm talking about.
I was dating this guy for a 3 years who was really awful to me, and I don't know why I stayed, but I did.
So my boyfriend of almost two years and I just broke up. I can honestly say that this is the first time that I have been literally devastated after a breakup. I'm in college and I can't bring it in myself to do anything, except go to class and back to my apartment.
But here's the thing: this whole thing is my fault. The whole time we were together, practically, I didn't trust anything he told me. I've had relationships in the past, and they all turned out terribly. I realize that everyone has terrible relationships sometimes, but it seems like everyone I care about lets me down. I don't trust anyone.
I find myself between a rock and a hard place. My ex-boyfriend and I have turned friends with benefits. Me and my ex had dated for a year and a half, about half of the time we were at college in different towns. We started dating right after I came out of a long-term relationship that ended badly. In hindsight it was too soon for me to date again, but I was just glad to be moving on.
Every week, Tuffettes, I read your emails and I wish wish WISH people didn't cheat. Sometimes, as in Angry Bitterness's case, it's the guy cheating, and sometimes it's the girl cheating. Either way, I just want to scream--BREAK THE FLOOP UP!!! Wouldn't that be easier than sneaking around behind each others' backs?!
Recently my fiance dumped me. Or I dumped him. Or something. I'm not sure. He tried to blackmail me and shame me into doing things I didn't want to do by threatening to leave me if I didn't comply so I called his bluff and we went down in flames. And then I found out he cheated on me.
So there you are, another Friday night, another Lean Cuisine and bottle of red that you’ve already taken the liberty of gulping down as an appetizer. Content with your night but mostly with your wine buzz, just about to sink into the couch hoping for a marathon of the Real Housewives of Anywhere, your phone’s text message alert rings.
Dear Tuffy Luv, I've always admired that you don't hold back with your advice. I can tell by reading your columns that you are strong, thoughtful, unafraid, and independent. These are all things that I can be, that I consider myself to be - but sometimes, it feels like all that my independence and strength is really getting me is a lot of pain.
This song has been in my head for weeks, probably because perfectly describes what I'm living through. I recently broke up with my boyfriend.Except not really. Long-distance was not working out for us, so we tried an open relationship. When that didn't fix anything, I ended it... two days before going to visit him for two weeks.
Closure. What does that term actually mean? From conversations with my girl friends, I’ve deducted that “closure” is when you can finally move on from a failed relationship. My friends have described it as the feeling you get once you can finally put the relationship behind you and say goodbye to an ex for good.
Dear Tuffy Luv, I dated this guy who I thought was it for 2 years, but I ultimately ended it because he moved away and our relationship became strained and our communications broke down. We planned on seeing where things would go when he came back, but before that happened, we got into a big fight about past things that I thought were non-issues...
Dear Tuffy Luv, So I'm home from college for the summer and kind of lonely. I dated around this year at school but nothing serious like my high school boyfriend (let's call him K). Anyway, K is home from school today and we've been hanging out but I know he wants to hook up and I think I do too.