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December 23, 2008

Looks like Christmas came a few days early to the JustBeenDumped Headquarters — click here and see for yourselves!

Happy Holidays! And if any of you find a break-up email under your tree (or menorah…), you know what to do!

xoxo,

Mer and Jules

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Top 5 of 2008

December 23, 2008

So we totally ripped this idea off of Jezebel but we thought it would be perfect for Just Been Dumped.  Without further ado, here are the top 5 Just Been Dumped guys and girls of 2008:

#5 The Love-Starved Artist

He proved his love by tattooing my designed drawing on his arm, which included a picture of my face and also he gave me his house keys. However, things went sour after that.

He broke up with me because I was becoming like his ex-wife…

#4 The Potty Mouth

the difference between us is that my shit fucks up MY LIFE, whereas your shit completely fucks up the lives of other people. i’m jealous, i wish that i wasn’t the sole victim of my own insanity; i think it would be a lot easier to just fuck up other people’s lives and keep on plugging, thinking it’s all justified. good for you. bad for me. and your next g/f (victim).

#3 The Proselytizer

I do not tout myself as the perfect Christian, but I went to church yesterday and was filled with a tranquility and confidence that I can only get at one place.  This works for me, you might have a different path

#2 The Procrastinator

Okay I know this isnt that fantastic. I will talk to you later… maybe we should break up? Please don’t drive down

#1 The Sentimental Narcissist

JulCap13 (10:10:26 PM): Well most guys are soo attracted to me that they are willing to at least to meet me first before they make that decision unless I have told them otherwise

JulCap13 (10:10:35 PM): but you

JulCap13 (10:10:49 PM): you don’t care wht I look like and that’s different to me

Fate

December 22, 2008

Backstory: When “Brad” and “Angie” met, they had instant chemistry. Things got serious only after a few days, and Angie thought she found a true connection. Yet shortly thereafter, Brad told Angie that he had a live-in girlfriend of five years. In an attempt to end whatever they had at the time, Angie sent Brad this email:

brad,

the last two weeks of knowing you was great. i dnt regret knowing you, sharing and doing all the stuff. i was surprised how great our friendship turned out to be despite all our differences and limited time. i used to think that maybe when we are given a chance to be together you can realize that maybe we have a chance and that we really were brought together by fate to meet. i like you and all the possible things that we can be. but all my life i learned to think with my mind and not with my heart and i know the reality is. you love her too much and i cnt match that. i dnt think i can ever match what you and she have… and i respect that.

i wanted not to be friends with you because its hard being friends with someone you know you’ll have other feelings for. i just want to shield myself from the hurt that you can give me unintentionally. iv tried so long and hard to protect myself from this kind of hurt. i could have tried fighting for u, for us but we both know that is a worthless cause. so please understand. this is very hard for me too.. it is.

thank you for opening yourself up to me. for letting me know u and share things with u. for making me laugh and think that i am still capable of loving and be loved. i learned a lot from this.

i wish for you to be happy. maybe someday if fate is still at our side we can meet and be friends for real. ill miss you always.

– angie

Hey Dirk,

This is Jessica from Friday…I just wanted to apologize for acting so crazy to you. It is really unusual for me to be so indecisive. I was very very drunk. And I think I mentioned to you at the time that I just got out of a long relationship, and when things started happening with us I started to get freaked out just because it had been so long since I had been with anyone else. And in combination with the alcohol, I was just really freaking out. It’s also sort of unusual for me to kiss someone I don’t know really well.

I was going to call you and apologize but I wasnt sure you would want to hear from me (because youre probably understandably irritated). An email you can at least just click “delete” without responding. But I wanted to clear things up because I didn’t want you to think that it was you or anything you did, you seem like a great person, I was just a little crazy that night. Also, if you saw Laura’s pictures and are thinking “wtf and who is that guy,” its just a friend of mine who is really touchy with anyone, so please don’t think that I ditched you for some other guy or something.

Ok, hopefully this isn’t making you more irritated than before, I just wanted to clear the air. Maybe I’ll see you out tomorrow (if you don’t hate me).

have a great hump day,
Jessica

A relationship rant from one of our readers:

Could it be us as female generation; are so naïve that we believe in every little things that guys promise? It was about 3 months ago where “B” asked me out on a date after promising my hand in marriage. We have been friends for good 3 years and the attraction was always there, however he was still married so I strictly stayed friends with him. He got divorced 4 months ago and right after that started dating me and leading me on into getting married and having children with him, however I am not ready for that type of commitments since I still got two more years to get my Bachelor of Arts degree, and also not to mention the career that is going to be ahead of me. I am only 20 years old and B is 38 years old. Despite the age difference that we both had to deal with, he was divorced twice and had a daughter (my age). Call it twisted relationship, I already knew that my family wouldn’t accept him so therefore I never introduced him to my family till things were finalized. Days went by and we grew stronger feelings for each other. I made sacrifices such as avoiding what people had to say behind my back (she is a gold digger, or calling me attention whore). He proved his love by tattooing my designed drawing on his arm, which included a picture of my face and also he gave me his house keys. However, things went sour after that.

Tattoos don’t solve everything, we’re afraid. Find out what happened after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Roadtrip

December 11, 2008

Backstory: “Ross” and “Rachel” were coworkers who began an intensely romantic relationship, despite the fact that Ross was planning to move away that winter. When the move came, they said a tearful goodbye and Rachel promised to visit him in the spring. After he moved, Ross and Rachel called each other every day and talked for hours on end. The night before she planned to visit him, Ross repeatedly told Rachel over the phone that he loved her, and that he would call her for the entirety of her 16 hour drive. After packing up her car, she checked her email one last time before she left and found this in her inbox:

I am writing you as fast as I can. I just got the call tonight that I am to start working my new position tomorrow. I am scheduled for the rest of the week. I hope this doesn’t screw you up too much.

Okay I know this isnt that fantastic. I will talk to you later… maybe we should break up? Please don’t drive down.

Oh, instant messaging. It’s got all of the permanence of email, but with the added bonus of being completely off the cuff. The result: your stream-of-consciousness IM that refers to your new Ex as a slut-face-douche-nozzle gets recorded onto his or her computer for all time. For example, here’s one tense (and really long) instant message transcript between “RoMont01” and “JulCap13,” who had met on an online dating service, after they had their first and last phone conversation. Read a highlight below; get their full conversation, from start to finish, after the jump.

JulCap13: well then I guess it sucks to be you…plus I like guys that dig me more than you did
JulCap13: that’s ehat i was going to tell you
RoMont01: Then maybe it’s best that nothing more transpired, anyways. And thus, it doesn’t suck to be either of us.
JulCap13: nope it still sucks to be you

Read the rest of this entry »

Bon Voyage

December 8, 2008

Sorry it’s been so long since our last post. Apparently, November was a very happy time for all of you couples out there. But it seems that holiday stress has reared its ugly head and resulted in some new break-up emails. Enjoy. And remember, if you have any of your own emails from the morning after, send them to justbeendumped@gmail.com.

Backstory: “Lauren” and “Brody” had been dating on and off for about 6 months. During that time, Brody had committed the mortal sin of being “sketchy.” Lauren finally got up the courage to send him this email, not long before they were planning on going on vacation together:

Brody,

This is awkward but I’m over the evasive antics that you’ve been pulling lately. I think it’s pretty clear that this isn’t working out.

Frankly, your behavior has been hurtful and confusing; it seems that your attitude is pretty “hot and cold”. I don’t want to deal with it anymore. You’ve pulled this disappearing act on me in the past, and I can’t keep hoping that you will change. At this point, I think we are simply in different places of our lives.

Just to be clear, I cancelled your trip to whistler and am taking someone else.

Good luck with everything,

Lauren