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What It Is Actually Like To Break Up With Someone

Taylor Swift has given us some very unreasonable expectations.

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You'll be the one to call things off.

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It's mutual, at best.

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He'll realize the error of his ways and chase you out into the street to get you back.

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He's not too worried about it.

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You'll stand by your decision, no matter how much he begs.

Reality:

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The begging might not be entirely from his end.

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You'll be able to clearly articulate exactly how your partner messed up.

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You have no idea what went wrong.

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You will handle the situation with maturity and grace, even apologizing when an apology is due.

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No way are you apologizing to this jackass.

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In hindsight, you'll realize that you knew he was bad news all along.

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You never saw it coming.

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You'll move on quickly, ridding your life of any reminders of him.
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You'll move on quickly, ridding your life of any reminders of him.

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You spend the majority of your day stalking him on Facebook.

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Even though it didn't work out, you'll see that he pushed you to new limits and helped you overcome your fears.

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The only thing he taught you is that boys suck.

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You'll realize that you had unrealistic expectations going into the relationship.

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You wish your life were more like a rom-com.

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You'll be glad that you learned these lessons early in your life.

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You're still making the same mistakes in your 20s.

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Someday, you might even look back at these memories fondly.

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Probably not.

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You'll go out with your friends later that night to celebrate your newfound singleness!

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That's the last thing you want to do.

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