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It’s an old platitude, but it’s true: Breaking up is hard to do. Breaking up with someone you aren’t even really dating, technically. Particularly if you want to end things–after all, breaking up is, by most people’s definition, the act of ending a relationship.In today’s weird, disjointed, dating/hookup/whatever culture, it’s increasingly common to find yourself in some kind of nebulous non-relationship, whether it’s a friends with benefits situation or a “just hooking up and we don’t want to talk about what’s really happening” kind of deal. How can you break up with someone if you aren’t even officially dating them?
Sure, every relationship has problems, and in an ideal situation, these very conflicts become opportunities for growth — for the guy and the gal, and for them both as a couple.
But sometimes, the problems in a dating relationship mean there shouldn’t be a relationship any more — at least not a romantic one.
Yet, here I sit, judging myself for this lump in my throat, wondering how it is possible that I can feel disappointed after ending something that never really began.
How is it possible to be hurt when I'm the one who chose to walk away?
When I was dating my way through New York as a bright-eyed twentysomething, I was ghosted a lot.