Saturday, May 17, 2008

Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do


How long does a couple have to be broken up for it to be counted as a break up? I would argue that if it is patched up within 24 hours, then it doesn't count. What do you think?

24 comments:

Fanny F said...

24 hours is only a glitch, not a breakup. But it doesn't signal good times ahead ...

logorrheic. said...

eh. i say if it's more than a couple week stint. anything less than that is a breather. everything ok doc?

Casey said...

I think you should start drinking irresponsibly heavy and listening to Hank Williams (Sr.) now, you know, to avoid the rush in a few weeks.

Jake Titus said...
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Jake Titus said...

If she didn't change the locks and throw your shit out on the front lawn.... Then I'd say its just a little decompression time. Hope all is well.

JerseySjov said...

i feel that if they get back together at any point within a year the breakup doesn't count.

Sabina said...

I think a week without changing your mind and getting back together counts as a breakup.

Michael5000 said...

Oh, geez. I figure, if x = the length of the relationship up to the point of breakup initiation, you've got until x/2 until it's really, totally, for sure over.

However, I also feel it is reasonable to begin reviewing applicants for the position of "rebound" after a decent, respectful 24-hour period.

Why do you ask?

Essentially Me said...

I agree!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Fanny: Glitch, yes . . . Thanks for coming by and dropping knowledge.

Log: Breather, yes . . . We all need a breather. Everbody needs a little time away. In fact, even lovers need a holiday. Oh, snap! I love that song.

Casey: Irresponsible drunken country singing may be in my future.

Comment Deleted: Thanks for coming by, typing somethin, and deleting it.

Jake: Shit thrown on the lawn is a sign of something, to be sure.

Jov: Within a year, eh? That's giving quite a bit of slack.

Sabina: I think you may be right on the week thing.

Mike: Thanks for getting albebraic on that ass! Reviewing applicants! Too much.

Me: Glad we agree. I like when people agree with me. It's really in everyone's best interest, since I'm always right about everything, ever.

TOPolk said...

Two weeks. By then both parties have decided that they're not going to talk to the other party and everything starts to go cold.

The Charming Hedonist said...

24 hours can just be cool down. I hope all is well Doc.

Casey said...

Man, just leave the shit behind. There's no such thing as a break, or a cool down, or a stint. Don't wait around to hear the same bullshit words from her.

radioactive girl said...

I hope everything is ok.

Kadonkadonk said...

24 hours does not a break up make. But it's a good excuse for make up sex.

mentalTHREESIXTY said...

I would say that there's a 48 hr buffer. If things are patched up within 48 hrs then it shouldn't count, however, if one partner moves onto someone else within the 48 hr period then the breakup has be solidified

Zen Wizard said...

I am going to say a month.

Zen Wizard said...

(I should add I have absolutely no facts, research, theory, studies, experience, or anything-the-hell-else to base that one month thing on...

If you dumped her, then she will call you in about a month--since it is International Female Law that a woman is never dumped by a man.

In other words, she will call you, go out with you a couple times, and then SHE WILL DUMP YOU, so the "order in the universe" [sic] that "women are in charge" [sic] is restored...)

blackdog said...

Regardless of the time frame, the key is clarity on both sides, or an episode of Friends comes to mind: "We were on a BREAK!"

So@24 said...

I'm illegally downloading that song when I get home.

Such a good one.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Topolk: You are the only guy to say two weeks, but I kind of see where you're going with that.

Charm: Yes. The cool down. Like aerobics.

Casey: Which bullshit words? I usually do most of the bullshitting.

Radio: I'm always OK. Mostly.

Donk: I'm surprised you're the only one to mention the make up sex. You can't go wrong with that stuff.

360: 48 hours. Yes! Like Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte.

Zen: Hahahha. You never fail to drop mad knowledge.

Dog: Clarity. True . . .

SO: Which song, bro?

Allison said...

I think it all depends on whether or not either of you's banged someone else!

pistols at dawn said...

"So much has changed in these past 24 hours. I've grown up a lot, thought about us, you know?"

I say any period of time that sounds ridiculous in that sentence doesn't count.

5 of 9er said...

24 hours ain't shit.