15 Things We All Did After Our First Big High School Breakup

Breakups are the worst no matter what age you are, but when we were teenagers, a breakup legitimately felt like the world was coming to an end. It didn’t matter that we’d only been dating for a week: we were in LOVE!

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Of course, we had our ways of dealing with it, many of which were more or less normal for our age. Here are just a few of them…

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1) Of course we cried. A lot.

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2) No seriously, like, a lot.

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3) Some of us refused to even believe it.

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4) There was a lot of being angry about it.

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5) And venting to our best friends for days on end.

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6) Usually with ice cream along for the ride, because it kinda helped.

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7) Or, if you were the rebellious type, some kind of liquid pain relief (if you catch my drift).

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Things just get more real from here…

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8) But eventually, we started to get a bit more numb to the pain.

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9) Which could lead to some pretty stupid decisions, like immediately jumping to another relationship without growing.

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10) Or even worse, taking the person back.

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11) Seriously, why did we all think things would suddenly work this time?

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12) So of course, we ended up right back in Dumpsville, population: us.

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13) But this time things got easier, especially once we just accepted it.

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14) And eventually, everything went back to normal.

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15) …Until the next one came along that is.

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Which of these did you go through in high school?

Emma C
Freelance Writer