By Jessica - 23/03/2013 19:00 - United States - Brighton
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The OP probably wanted to continue to talk about it instead of just getting a blank stare. Maybe the boyfriend sensed that the relationship was coming to an end and made no fuss about it which is not what I'd expect-- if I were to end a long term relationship. Ending it might be what's best but making it seem like it's not a big deal and choosing to watch TV as if she didn't/never mattered? Who knows, maybe he's the one that wanted to purposely make her feel like shit by doing that.
47: maybe he was in shock. ending something so suddenly after 7 years would definitely put him in a surreal situation. if he couldn't grasp it entirely, TV might have been his only recourse. and hoping you'd get some kind of rise out of someone after breaking up can imply either a) you didn't really want to break up, in which case you deserve it for initiating the breakup or b) you wanted to watch them suffer, in which case you're a vindictive asshat.
Or he could "act" like he couldn't care less to get the "rise out of her"? (Ex: you hurt me? I'm going to make damn sure I hurt you more by pretending to not give a damn!) However, I understand what everyone is saying. There's more to this FML than is written. I just think the OP is getting the short end of the stick since it's only her side we're hearing. (: FML sure is a tough crowd!
@139 So you're implying that the OP told her BF that she wanted to break up with him, when really, she just wanted to gauge his reaction and make him... what? Get down on his hands and knees and plead with her not to leave? No matter how you spin it, it seems like a dick move on her part simply because there's that expectation attached to the fml.
What were you hoping for exactly? To see him break down in tears for your satisfaction? The poor guy was probably devastated and trying to hold it together.
He cruised through a potentially brutal break-up fight like atrue maverick.