What Getting Dumped Is Really Like, Explained By GIFs

Getting dumped sucks. It really, really sucks. There’s no other way to put it. The last time I got dumped, I literally stopped eating (no, really), I cried in public a minimum of 20 times and I basically made myself look like the most pathetic person ever.

ANYWAY. The point is, no one likes to get dumped. As much as you want to act like a strong, independent chick who knows how to get over crappy things and deal with stuff like a grown-up, sometimes you just can’t. Sometimes you’re so heartbroken and so hurt that you have to act like an emotional mess in order to get through it. It’s okay. I’m here for you. Here’s what it’s REALLY like to be dumped, explained in GIFs, of course.

 

You’ve been in a relationship for a while and things have started to get a little rocky. But it’s fine, you guys can get through this.

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But then you see your BF and he’s like, “I can’t do this anymore” and you’re like…

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You may or may not beg for him to change his mind. He’s not budging.

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You cry. A lot. 

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You get out of there before you make a complete fool of yourself. 

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How did you not see this coming?!

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You text your best friend and she’s like, “Come to me, I’ll make you feel better!” But honestly, you just feel like being alone.

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So you go home, grab two boxes of tissues, climb into bed and cry until you fall asleep.

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In the first few seconds when you wake up, you forget that you two broke up and you wonder why your nose is clogged with dry snot.

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Then you remember. You got dumped. Back to bed you go.

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All day, you get texts and calls from friends asking if you’re okay. You’re like: 

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Your mom asks what’s wrong and you’re like, “Just leave me alone, Mom.” She obviously gets mad at you.

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You spend the day crying but not eating and it makes you feel exhausted.

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You venture online. OMG WHO WROTE ON HIS WALL ALREADY.

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Ugh, now it’s time to change your relationship status on Facebook. Worst.thing.ever.

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A random asks what happened. Um, mind your own business. 

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After a few days of hibernating, you allow your best friends to try to cheer you up.

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They let you know your ex is a loser and you can do so much better, but this doesn’t really make you feel better.

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You don’t want to seem pathetic, so you try to act like they helped.

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Instead, you go home and feel lonely and miserable.

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A commercial for Outback Steakhouse comes on. OMG you guys talked about going there. Memories. Pain. SO MUCH PAIN.

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You cave and call him. He doesn’t answer. You call a few more times. You just want to say:

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Adults give you “wise” advice that actually just makes you feel kind of stupid.

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People tell you there are plenty of dudes out there. Okay, but you only want one dude right now, so that doesn’t help.

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When you see over couples it makes you want to run away screaming.

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After a week, you tell people you’re okay because you’re sick of everyone feeling sorry for you.

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Truthfully, you’re not okay. You feel really, really lonely. You miss your ex. You can’t imagine a time when you felt this horrible.

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You feel like you’ll never move on and it’s the worst.

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(But you will) INTERNET HUGS 

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Have you ever dumped? Did it feel like this? How did you get through it? What did I miss? Tell me in the comments.

 

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  10. avatar rene says:

    So relatable! Finally got over the ex!!!!!!!!! SO HAPPY <3

  11. avatar EtanaItIs says:

    This is soooooo me at this point. me and my boyfriend broke up 3 days ago and even though he didn’t dump me it felt like it because he wanted ut to end much more than I did. and the love was dead between us but ive always been the one to push the relationship and at first I was soo happy then for the rest of the day I cried and felt sad. it was the worst it happened Monday and todays been a calm day but we didn’t have problems or 1 single fight were 2 completely different people and have like barely anything in common. but like I thought I would feel better but the break up’s still freash and I feel like I shoudnt be sad but I just really wished it could of worked out between us. we dated for a month and 19 days and he said I love you first and everything but ALL my friends are telling me move on but I need time damnit!

  12. avatar Ellie says:

    This was actually really helpful to me. I had my first serious boyfriend, something I didn’t think would happen in high school for an incredibly geeky girl like me. I was floating on air for 2 months: I had my first date, my first real kiss, my first real make out, I explored my sensuality, and he took me to prom in the most romantic way possible. Then it stopped. He said he loved this experience, but that he wanted to explore his relationships with his friends more, and the sincerity in his eyes when he told me he thought I was beautiful and ho sorry he was almost killed me. I cried, as the GIFs prove, and I thought we could never be friends again. Being friends is important to me, since we are both involved in theatre at our school. Friends, space, and Gurl.com have made me realize that it will all be okay (hugs).

  13. avatar Anna says:

    This is so right I can’t believe it! Although everything seems to suck at that moment, they eventually get better! I know I’m getting better when I get to the “I hate you” stage, then which is generally mixed with the “I’m gonna be bitter” stage, which you will get tired of and move to the “I don’t care anymore” stage! After that you get to reach the “I love me!” stage.

  14. avatar Superbandgeek says:

    This explained everything that went on last week. It’s really scary how accurate it is. Girls let me set something straight right now, don’t ever say to your friend:
    “He was a loser”
    “I never liked him anyway”
    “What a dick”
    “He is a douchebag”

    It doesn’t help, not at all. It actually hurts more to hear your friends put down the person that you loved. If you have a friend that just got dumped, make her feel better about herself and help her keep her mind off of her new ex.

  15. avatar Lissa says:

    This is SO relatable! I got dumped the very last day of summer vacation (worst timing ever, I know) and it took me forever to realize that there IS life after your ex.

    We broke up in September and only lately I’m starting to feel happy again. Even if it seems to take forever, I’m here to prove that you will get over him. And you will feel happy again, even while single. Not the “happy-I-don’t-cry-anymore” type, I mean the “happy-I-love-my-life” type.

    Trust me: you will get over him and he will regret letting you go. Hugs <3

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