Breaking up is hard to do. Make a date. Play a part.
I haven't been through the process of 'breaking up' with anybody for a really long time. It seems like forever. To me breaking up means something was probably pretty good for some amount of time and then one of the couple finds somebody else. I guess it's a rule of substitution. Then there's the breaking up of a marriage. Never done that. But that's got to be terrible, even when it's good. And if kids are involved -blech! Last year I found myself in the position of breaking up....my folks. I say my folks because I now consider my step-mom a 'folk'. It wasn't that way for a really long time. Like a jealous woman, I rather resented my dad taking a new wife so quickly after my mom passed on. #2 is a very nice lady and the marriage between her and my dad was perfect. It was at least when it took place. Debbie, my step-sister (who is an awesome person and a wonderful side-benefit of our parent's union), and I have become quite cl