Are there different types of breakups? Unless you are one of the very few lucky ones who finds your life long soul mate at the very first opportunity, you will more than likely have to go through a number of romantic breakups in your life before you find ‘the one’.
What’s really interesting when it comes to breakups is that, although they all end in the same way, with you being single, the ways that you can get to that final point of singledom can be totally different in tone and feel. Here are just a few of the most common types of breakups that you might experience in your life.
1. Mutual Breakup
One of the types of breakups is the mutual one. This is an ideal kind of breakup, a breakup that takes place when both you and your partner know that you have come to the end of the road and make the mature decision to call it off. It might hurt, because no breakup is truly fun, but this one definitely hurts the least and it allows both parties to remain civil and mature along the way.
2. Circumstantial Breakup
This is the kind of breakup you have to go through if, for example, you are going off to college and even though you still have feelings for your high school boyfriend, you know that this chapter in your life needs to end and a new fresh one needs to begin elsewhere. It will hurt because there is still love there, but deep down you know it’s the right thing to do.
3. First Love Breakup
This will feel like the worst thing in the world, because up to this point it’s the only thing you’ve ever known! First love is overpowering and all encompassing, and it can be very difficult when you start to see that love coming to an end. Just remember that you are both still super young and there are plenty more fish in the sea.
4. Ultimatum Breakup
You will most likely, at some point in your life, have to choose between a partner and another element of your life, maybe a job, maybe a move, maybe even something like religion. It’s tough, but sometimes it has to be done.
5. Rebound Breakup
If you jumped in to a relationship right after another bad breakup, then you know that it is only going to end one way, and that is with a messy, regretful rebound breakup that tops off the entire chapter that you would much rather forget!
6. Blindside Breakup
These are really, really painful. This is when your partner breaks up with you completely out of nowhere, when you thought the relationship was going perfectly. Obviously, they didn’t feel the same way, and you are left in the aftermath to try and pick up the pieces. This kind of breakup makes it hard to give yourself up to someone again in the future.
7. Abusive Relationship Breakup
This can be the hardest type of breakup to go through, but its absolutely the most necessary. If you are suffering any kind of abuse from your partner, emotional or physical, the thought of trying to leave him is terrifying. The best way to get through this is by enlisting the help of family and friends. Build your own personal army to win this horrible battle.
8. Death Breakup
This is another absolutely terrible situation. Not even a breakup when you think about it, but a blindsiding end to a relationship that might have had years and years of happiness left. You are left with things unsaid and things undone, and it can feel helpless, but know that you will get through it by remembering the good times.