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Today, I broke up with my boyfriend of seven years. He stared at me, then said "Yeah, okay then. I'm gonna watch TV now." He then turned on the TV and watched Top Gun. Not quite the response I was hoping for. FML

By Jessica - / Saturday 23 March 2013 19:00 / United States - Brighton
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If you can get past the cheesy 80s-ness of it, I'd recommend Top Gun. I know some people don't like it though because it's pretty cheesy. A Few Good Men, Interview with the Vampire, and Mission Impossible are my favorites of his. You should definitely check them out at some point imo. :)

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If you love movies that are so corny they're great, or are into cult classics, Legend is a great one to watch. If you're into more mainstream movies, not so much. I love it, personally, cause I'm just a corny, cult classic lovin kinda girl :)

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She's only tried to break up with a guy twice in her lifetime. The first time, she crashed and burned. She's still waiting to see how her second attempt goes.

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Agreed, did you wanna see fireworks or something? And be able to tell your friends "oh, we'll when we broke up he said this and broke that" jeez, whatever makes you sleep better at night.

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I think it was more that she felt like he didn't care. Or dismissed it like she was kidding. But I agree with you and he was probably hiding it until she left or something

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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.

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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.

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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!

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I fully agree. I've been in Op's boyfriend's shoes (not nearly as long of a relationship, closer to year) It seemed as if my ex just wanted to see me beg him not to go. I just stood there silently because I wasn't going to beg if he didn't want me.

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She was hoping to see him sad and crying, if she was doing that just to see if it was the right thing to do, that's stupid, there are other ways to get him to show he cares. She should be happy he didn't respond that way, only make the breakup easier for her.

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@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.

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