Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I Can't Believe He Broke Up with Me...

I'm not sure there is anything worse than the loss of a great love.

The sun is setting...your arms are wrapped around the waist of your Prince Charming...you both gallop together on the back of a white horse toward happily-ever-after... Then WHAM! You get flipped off the back and end up on your ass in the dirt with a bruised spirit and and a broken fingernail. And yes, it sucks to get dumped.

But the true judge of a guy's character is to look at HOW he breaks up with you. I got dumped over the phone. Okay...so maybe he's not the confrontational type, but waking me up in the morning to break up with me over the phone from the place where he works--when we LIVED together! I'd say that's a bit more than non-confrontational.

I suppose it could be worse... He could've text paged me, or sent me an email, or shoved a letter up the ass of a carrier pigeon...

I guess the result would be the same. I'd still be left sitting in the middle of my bed, surrounded by snow drifts of tear-soaked Kleenex, eating a jar of hot fudge topping for breakfast.

That's how it all starts on page one of my memoir, "The Break-Up Diet." Stay tuned for the rest of the story...

And I'm curious, tell me, dear readers, what tops YOUR list of the worst way you've ever been dumped?

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read this book!

Anonymous said...

Boy, can I relate! I dated a guy who turned out to be a creep when he dumped me and had his sister tell me he was seeing someone else! I didn't believe her until I saw him with his arm wrapped around his new babe. Talk about young and gullible. For the record, I didn't take him back :-)

Annette said...

Good for you! He obviously didn't deserve to be with you anyway. What a coward. But you mention you were young...so maybe that was as much as he could manage at the time. It would be interesting to see how he is now--if he's still slinking out of relationships. Do they ever change?

Anonymous said...

I think I'm going to buy 10 of these books and randomly leave them on a few well deserving doorsteps! Must we wait for Valentines day to hear the rest of the story!!!!

Annette said...

The book is available for pre-order now at Amazon.com, but the copies won't ship until the release date of February 14th 2008.

You can subscribe to the blog and get a mini preview. I'm writing little teasers about what happens on each day in the journal entries in the book.

Stay tuned for more!

JemimaJoy said...

oh my god, i'm all over this book when it comes out.

i'm also on the break-up diet, for a month or so now..

my ex broke up with me like this: went on a "business trip," hooked up with a woman he met on MySpace, apparentlt fell in love, and chose to break it off with me by just not coming home, until i got the hint and moved out.

he moved his new woman in before i was moved out all the way. it was great.

oh well. 20 lbs down, 20+ to go.

Annette said...

JemimaJoy,

YIKES! What a story! You should go to the Break-Up Story Forum on my website and leave the details of your story there! Go to www.thebreak-updiet.com and scroll down and click on the blue scale to "Weigh In."

Send your girlfriends over there too if they have break-up stories to share. I think the forum will be a blast once I can get the word out about it. So, tell a friend! =)

trezendam said...

Annette, Hi it's me Trezenda (Rife)
Moran..Hint--If you remember me I went to high school with you...I am reading your contents of your book and am amazed that not only I had a funny breakup story but there are others too...My ex-husband after 10 years of marriage and of which I dated in high school for 2 years decided to leave me and my 2 children for an UGLY MAN...Now of which he has given aids to that his boyfriend has recently died from and he is suffering from at this particular moment...Of which by the luck of GOD I never contracted because it was gotten 2 weeks after he left me...So as you can see I have been from hell and back and have gone on to marry a wonderful man who has gone on to raise my son and daughter who are now 20 & 21 years old...Of which I am a grandma to elizabeth who is 2 years old...Thanks and I look forward to reading your book and sharing it in my home state of Indiana...Good going on your success..Trezenda

Anonymous said...

I used to be with a very sweet, loving and faithful man...or so I thought. After 3 years of being together under one roof, w/o me having the slightest hint, he's been dating a girl while we were together. So that makes 2 of us loving and caring for him at the same time. When I found out about it, I asked the girl to have coffee and we talked about it. The guy chose the other girl. I admit she's much prettier and sexier. That makes it the more hurting.

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