Buzz·Posted on 27 Apr 201517 Things Anyone Who's Ever Had A Friend Breakup KnowsPizza for one, please.by Chelsey PippinBuzzFeed Staff, UKFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Everybody knows that breaking up is hard to do. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Universal It's hard on the heart and the ego. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF FOX But the silver lining of losing a special someone... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Comedy Central ...is knowing that your friends have your back. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Which is why losing a friend is 100% worse than losing a lover. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF youtube.com Let's compare: 1. First of all, a romantic break-up may hurt, but at least you know where you stand. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount When relationships end, people move out, see someone else, change their Facebook status, and go their separate ways. But with a friend break-up, you may not even know what hit you. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF FOX Did you stop hanging out because you're both busy, or because they're avoiding you for some reason they never even told you about? 2. Mourning a romantic break-up means wearing your PJs while your friends give you chocolate and tell you how ~amazing~ you are. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount It's pretty socially acceptable to be a useless human in the weeks following the break-up of a serious romantic relationship, and friends and family are often more than happy to be by your side 24/7 in the early days. But mourning a friend break-up means wondering if all the friends you shared are your friends or their friends now. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com When you have a friend break-up, you might not be sure what other friends were collateral damage, and you're less likely to be cut slack by the other people around you, even if it hurts just as much. 3. Rebounding after a romantic break-up: no-strings-attached sex with your office crush. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Bros The end of a monogamous relationship hurts like hell, but also comes with the nice consolation prize of complete freedom. Rebounding after a friend break-up: drinking the whole bottle of shit wine you used to share and watching your favourite bad reality TV alone. View this vine on Vine vine.co You can't re-create the intimacy of an old friendship. 4. Your social life after a romantic break-up: taking time to focus on your friendships, treating yourself, and reclaiming your independence. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Break-ups bring out the best in your friends and give you more time to focus on your interests and treating yo'self. Your social life after a friend break-up: "Oh god, do I have to join a club or something now?" Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Summit Breaking up with a close friend can leave far fewer people to run to than an actual break-up – who do you call if you've fallen out with the person you do everything with? 5. Purging after a romantic break-up: getting rid of all the junk they left behind. View this post on tumblr.com Goodbye coffee mug with lame joke on it, goodbye old razor, goodbye T-shirt they gave you that you secretly hated but pretended to love. Purging after a friend break-up: wondering if there's anything you like that won't remind you of them. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Bros. Goodbye hilarious logo T-shirt that was only funny to us, goodbye Sex and the City DVD collection that will forever remind me of slumber party and wine weekends, goodbye funfetti cupcake Friday nights. 6. Finding someone new after a romantic break-up: online dating, singles nights, flirting like crazy. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount Dating after a break-up is tough, but at least there's a lot of ways to try to meet people. Finding someone new after a friend break-up: "Why the fuck is there no Tinder for friends?" Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount Why did no one warn you that making new adult friends is really, really hard? 7. Facebook after a romantic break-up: cutting the cord with a clear status update. imgur.com Over. Done. Single. Hit me up or pity the hell out of me. Facebook after a friend break-up: unfriend? Unfollow? Ignore? Keep liking their stuff like nothing ever happened? Silently fume every time they update? Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF imgur.com WHAT IS THE PROTOCOL? What if you were listed as family members? How do you begin?! 8. Instagram after a romantic break-up: you looking your hottest + weepy quotes. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com You're mourning, you're growing, you're strong, independent, deep, and wise af. Instagram after a friend break-up: painstakingly prepared lunches for one. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com So many pictures of your lunch and your book, or just complete absence because you can't bear to see your ex-friend at brunch with someone else. 9. Twitter after a romantic break-up: sliding into a new crush's DMs like... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC *winky face* Twitter after a friend break-up: 0 retweets, 0 likes, 0 replies. imgur.com Your ex-friend is the only person who got your lame jokes. 10. Bumping into your ex-partner: flaunting how amazing you look and how awesome your life is now. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Bros. Even if you're not looking fab when you run into them, you can just say you were out last night with a new beau and you're just too busy living your life to the fullest to care about your hair right now. Bumping into your ex-friend: weirdly and passive-aggressively pretending you're still friends. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF youtube.com Somehow, saying "Oh, I was out ALL NIGHT with my NEW friend" just doesn't ring as sweet. 11. Parties after a romantic break-up: "I'm a free agent and I will do me tonight." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF HBO The freedom that comes with singledom can mean staying later at parties, meeting new people, and exploring yourself in a way you didn't when you were rushing home to your ex. Parties after a friend break-up: "How do I even talk to other humans?" Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Universal Showing up at a party without your wingman is crazy rough, though. 12. Reinventing yourself after a romantic break-up: getting a daring and awesome new haircut. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Welcome to the next chapter of your life. Reinventing yourself after a friend break-up: accepting your life as a solitary creature and referring to yourself as your own best friend. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC "This is my cat, Emily Dickinson." 13. Drunk-dialling your ex-partner: Embarrassing, but likely to be ignored or end in unhealthy but satisfying post-break-up hook-up. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF youtube.com Not recommended, but who hasn't? Drunk-dialling your ex-friend: truly the saddest thing that ever happened. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF giphy.com Let's be honest, there is no chance of a random late-night brownie-making session like old times. 14. Music after a romantic break-up: escaping with that go-to playlist of sad songs that completely get you. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com ♫We are never, ever getting back together.♫ Music after a friend break-up: trying to find a single song about losing a friend and wondering if you're literally the only person on the planet this has ever happened to. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF youtube.com It seems like musicians only lose friends when they die, which is a little extreme and doesn't really capture your anger, amiright? 15. Letting it all out after a romantic break-up: Crying on all your friends' shoulders and going home to eat your parents' food. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF ABC Nobody can handle a break-up better than your mum. Letting it all out after a friend break-up: starting an anonymous blog to bitch about how they ruined your life. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC Your mum is great with matters of the heart, but she doesn't quite get it when it comes to friend break-ups. She's sure you'll either move on or make up, so you'll have to take to the internet to air out your grievances. 16. Hangovers after a romantic break-up: eating as much gross, greasy hangover cures as you want because you are your own boss now. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Fry ups and dirty kitchens 4ever. Hangovers after a friend break-up: eating the whole post-drinking pizza by yourself and holding your own hair back while you're sick. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC :( :( :( 17. Making new friends after a romantic break-up: bonding over nasty exes. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Columbia Nothing feels better than meeting somebody who knows what you've been through. Making new friends after a friend break-up: definitely scary, but definitely possible. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com After all, romantic break-up OR friend break-up...nothing feels better than meeting someone who knows what you've been through.