Awkward small talk

By I Feel Horrible - 20/07/2014 17:59 - United States - San Francisco

Today, I went to my boyfriend's house, intending to break up with him. Instead, I was greeted by his whole family throwing me a surprise party. I had to sit and listen to his whole family talk about what a great couple we are and how we're going to last forever. FML
I agree, your life sucks 59 152
You deserved it 9 447

Same thing different taste

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lVluse 15

You better get to that break-up soon! The longer you wait, the more they'll believe your relationship WILL last forever.


that has to be awkward. Hope they dont break your spirits.

And suddenly I'm ok with being single. Thanks OP, and good luck!

But that's very sweet!! Most parents don't like the partner of their children, OP should be lucky that her boyfriends parents REALLY like her! And think that their gonna last a long time, I wish I had a relationship where the parents like me!!

I don't think it will stay that way much longer....

it might seem hard now op but just dump him. I might seem mean but you shouldn't date a man out of pity

No one should date anyone for any reason other than genuinely loving and/or caring the other.

Wizardo 33

That M. Night Shyamalan wrote the script to this whole fiasco...

uglyheadedbitch 20

Yes, and usually surprise parties are for birthdays, I'm assuming she wasn't planning to end it on her birthday. But also wondering how they planned to get her there, as it sounded like a decision she'd made.

lVluse 15

You better get to that break-up soon! The longer you wait, the more they'll believe your relationship WILL last forever.

It's only going to get harder as time goes on. You'll get closer with the family and it's much harder to leave when you have to leave them all too. It's better to do it as soon as possible

Hopefully, she can do it under mutually amicable terms, so as to not ruin whatever friendships she may have established with the family.

Even though it would have been hard in that situation.You would have to pull him aside to tell him.

So he could be heartbroken in front of his whole family? Bad idea.

cryssycakesx3 22

5, I have to agree with you sir. need to tell him before the festivities begin. I'd be upset if my girlfriend came over and partied and had a good time knowing she was going to break up with me but acted like nothing was wrong.

I actually think she should wait for another time when it's just them two and there's no family partying going on. Definitely sometime soon but that wasn't the right moment. How heart broken would the guy have been after he probably had spent days planning the surprise party for her just to have her break up with him during that party he had worked so hard on, and even WORSE while his whole family is right there. The whole thing is just horrible timing.

It's more cruel to break his heart with his family there. She should tell him, but when the time is right.

sorry to hear that! hopefully you can talk things through :)

Now the sense of obligation is stronger than ever to stay...

"stronger than ever"? The whole reason she's there is to break up with him. Doesn't sound like she's strongly obligated to stay in the slightest.

She wants to leave but now that the family is saying they'll be together forever, it's going to be hard for her to leave. So now she feels obligated to stay because of them.

I'm sure she ended it just as much as your sentence was ended.