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We’ve all heard them and, most likely, we’ve all used them: the lame, not-at-all creative, not necessarily believable breakup excuses. They are cliché, catchphrase, and so common they deserve a place in the dictionary…. or the trash can. They may be all these things, but they are also here to stay.
But, that’s not even the most annoying part. The worst thing about lame breakup excuses is that they are rarely honest: if someone is breaking up with you, you want to know why, and you deserve to know why. What you don’t want is someone with an excuse that reads like it’s written on a teleprompter. “I (insert name here) am just not ready for all this…” And Blah, Blah, Blah.
That is, of course, the bad news. The good news is that lame breakup excuses provide us with, at the very least, blog material. We can poke fun at them, and poke fun at them we will. So, I give you some of dating’s dumbest, lamest, and corniest breakup excuses:
“It’s not you, it’s me”
Ah, the “it’s not you, it’s me” excuse. An oldie, but not a goodie. The lamest thing about this excuse is that it is a bold faced lie. The person who is using it is really saying, “It’s you, I’m awesome.” If it really wasn’t you, they wouldn’t be initiating a breakup to begin with.
“I’m not ready for commitment”
Taken straight from the “How to Waste Someone’s Time Handbook” comes the commitment excuse. Milli Vanilli blamed it on the rain, and the people using this excuse are blaming it on fear of obligation. What do they have in common? They are both full of crap (yet, in the spirit of full disclosure, I must confess that I still have a Milli Vanilli tape…and yes, I listen to it). People who say they are not ready to commit really mean that they are not ready to commit with you. If they weren’t ready to commit with anyone, then why would they be dating in the first place? An exception to this may be the people who insist, from the start, that they aren’t looking for anything serious. They may genuinely run from commitment like Kanye West runs toward a mirror.
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If you’re ever wondering what’s going on with Chris Brown on the relationship front, all you need do is find out who he is and isn’t following on Twitter. As dumb as that sounds, in the past, it’s been an insanely accurate depiction of his relationship status with the infamous love triangle members, Brown, Karrueche and Rihanna.
And today, it looks like Karruche Tran is on the chopping block…again. Not only did Chris Brown and Karrueche stop following each other, Chris also tweeted these cryptic messages:
Don’t sleep with a white tee on next to ya shawty. Gonna wake up wit footprints on ya back.
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) October 22, 2013
Back turned walking away from the situation. Hamisheh asegh!
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) October 22, 2013
Umm…yeah I don’t exactly get it either. But according to the IBTimes.com, “Hamisheh asegh” is Persian for “perpetual lover.” And we don’t know if this is related, but it’s also a nice, little melodic song.
Who knows. Right now, it’s a bit too early to tell; but we’re sure with Chris’ penchant for the dramatics, we’ll know what’s up one way or another.
Chris and Karrueche are supposed to be hosting a Halloween event together in Las Vegas, let’s see if they show up for that.
Though some breakups are mutual, most of them are bitter and sometimes blindsiding. When a relationship ends on bad terms, both parties walk away with a sense of bitterness, anger, and frustration. Even though some time has passed, you probably still harbor some ill feelings towards your ex. However, let the past be the past and mind what comes out of your mouth. Here are 14 things to never say about an ex.
Does every break up have to be forever? If Nene and Gregg could do reunite, we don’t see why these celebrity couples can’t give it another try. Know any other celebrity couples who should give it a second shot? Share it with us in the comments section.
From Single Black Male
Not too long ago I’m on the bus with one of my friends. We caught up on a bunch of things: we spoke about work, Grand Theft Auto (goes without saying) and women. This somehow leads us to what I consider a great debate.
I love to have my thoughts challenged, so in turn this post is written to challenge all our thoughts. The debate my friend and I were having dealt with whether or not you could sleep with people while single. As simple as that may sound, there is a twist. You see there’s an idea that we all have where someone may break up with you… but they didn’t really break up with you. I’m sure we’re all familiar with “breaks” in relationships. I’m personally not big on them; although, in some cases I guess they’re necessary.
Here is my very simple and straight forward opinion.
If you are in a relationship and you all legitimately break up, I deem you single. Whether or not you get back with someone in the future is irrelevant. If you want to explore some options during your single period, as far as I’m concerned, it’s right by the book. In truth, there’s really no book, but you know what I mean. My friends usually say I’d get them in trouble with my views. I just operate with the idea of facts. The facts in this scenario are I’m not cheating, and I was good to you while I was with you. Those are unequivocal facts. Whether or not you tell someone after the fact is on you.
My friend felt different and just to clarify, it is a guy. His take on this might be refreshing to some. He really thinks if you think you’ll eventually get back with someone, then it’s wrong to deal with someone else. He asked “what if a girl did her on a break with you?” I by no means said you won’t be upset if the roles were reversed. I also didn’t say that someone wouldn’t like the fact that you may have been with someone on a “break.” But really, what could you say? You would have to tell me what rule was exactly violated.
The essence of what my friend was harping on was emotions that are involved in these situations. If you ask me, emotions can be quite independent from what you do.
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There are a few—and I mean a very few—instances in which a broken relationship can be fixed and things can start anew. But you don’t just get to blindly walk into it, expecting the comfort of the familiar, and the butterflies of being reunited, to carry you through the problems that once destroyed you. There is work to be done. Here are some guidelines for getting started.
Hollywood relationships come and go. Although they thought they’d be together forever and even got engaged, these celeb couples never made it down the aisle.
Britney Spears and Jason Trawick
Britney Spears had a very public meltdown back in 2009. There to help the star through her recovery was her father James, who was named her conservator by the court. Also on hand was former agent Jason Trawick. The two started dating and he was even named co-conservator in 2012 after the couple became engaged. Although her career was on the rebound, the same thing could not be said about her love life. Spears announced the couple’s split at the beginning of this year. “Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement,” Spears said in a statement released by her publicist on Jan. 11, 2013. “I’ll always adore him and we will remain great friends.”
Breaking up is hard enough without being put out of house and home. And if you did live with your man, odds are you thought you’d marry one day or at least be together for a long time: so this is no mild heartbreak. Every step of the move out during the breakup is delicate, and a misstep will make things much harder. So follow these guidelines.
Watching the drama between “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star Mimi Faust and her “boyfriend,” rapper Nikko, is like watching a dog walk on its hind legs. It’s weird and confusing but you can’t help but to watch… and laugh.
The two began dating a few episodes ago, although Mimi continues to have sit-downs with her ex, Stevie J, to “work things out.” And after Stevie handed her keys to a BMW right in front of Nikkio’s face, it’s no wonder the status of their relationship appears to be up in the air.
From the looks of a clip from next week’s episode, the couple might have called it quits but we can’t be sure. In a recent interview with The Jasmine Brand, Faust talked Nikko and opportunism and spoke of their relationship on the past tense which could be a good clue to their status. She said:
“I don’t think Nikko was using me. If you ask me, everyone is an opportunist. Everyone in this world is an opportunist and if you’re not, then something may be wrong.”
“I don’t think he (Nikko) was using me. He was trying to get what he was trying do at the forefront and I don’t blame him. I would of done the same thing if I was him. Joseline was doing it to Stevie J. Everyone was doing it, so it is what it is.”
I mean… it does make sense. He’s a rapper trying to get his name out there. She’s a highly controversial star of one of the most watched reality television shows. That’s a straight avenue to the demographic he’s trying to reach in his music.
However, despite her comments on their relationship, Mimi and Nikko recently visited Kandi Burress’s Kandi Koated Nights show together, which makes us ask, are they mending their relationship? Are they on speaking terms? Are they keeping up appearances for the media? It’s all too back-and-forth to call but that seems to Mimi’s M.O. from all the drama she tolerates with baby daddy, Stevie J.
Though there is some conflict about whether she and Nikko are still an item, does it even really matter? I think they have served their entertainment purposes and onlookers are ready to see something else.
What do you think?