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    Jul 30, 2015

    The 23 Stages Of A Breakup According To "Friends"

    Your love life is actually DOA.

    1. You've finally called it quits with your significant other.

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    Everything sucks, and you're trying to keep it together.

    2. But everything brings back memories of them.

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    Everything. (Even gross drain hair.)

    3. Thankfully your friends let you mourn in peace.

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    They don't judge you for moping around and spending days in your pajamas.

    4. The worst is when you're alone.

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    Because that's when all the toxic thoughts come.

    5. You contemplate getting in touch with your ex.

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    "I'll just text him. Can I text him? I just want to know how he's doing. I'm gonna text him."

    6. Eventually, your friends force you to go out with them.

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    The whole time you're just angry-dancing and chugging shitty beer, which is fine until...

    7. You see that everyone around you has someone.

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    Ugh, fuck PDA.

    8. So you retreat from society and spend all your nights alone.

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    Who needs love when you've got Netflix and booze?

    9. But then this realization hits you.

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    What even is sex? How does one sex?

    10. So of course you get back out there and start prowlin'.

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    PROWLIN' LIKE A MOFO.

    11. Eventually, you get lucky and score a rebound.

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    And while meaningless, no-strings-attached sex can be great...

    12. You realize hookups are nothing compared to relationships.

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    Being alone is hard.

    13. You try dating other people, but it seems the universe just ain't having it.

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    Monica, we feel you, girl.

    14. And when you finally land a date with someone decent, all you can think about is the ex.

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    It's even worse when your ex has already moved on.

    15. All you want to do is get over that person.

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    Occasionally you cry in public places and open up to total strangers because alcohol.

    16. But of course you act like everything is fine and dandy around your ex.

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    I'M SMILING ON THE OUTSIDE BUT DYING ON THE INSIDE.

    17. At some point, you and the ex may attempt to reconcile.

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    But things end for a reason.

    18. With time, lots of it spent with friends, things begin looking up.

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    THANK GOD FOR ICE CREAM AND FRIENDS.

    19. That's when you realize you can be single AF and totally fine with it.

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    SINGLE LIFE BEST LIFE.

    20. Pretty soon, you start getting numbers at all the parties you attend.

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    Yeeee-yuh.

    21. Not to mention free drinks.

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    Single life really isn't so bad.

    22. When you least expect it, you find someone who was better than your last.

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    Someone...perfect.

    23. And that's when your faith in love is restored.

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