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Aug. 25th, 2010

08:55 am - 6 Scientific Reasons Breakups Suck Worse Than You Think

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via cracked.com

"Both men and women were found to be unhappier four years on than people in similar unhappy relationships who didn't break up. An entire presidential term later and women were still two percent poorer. A year after the breakup, only 29 percent of men surveyed said they felt satisfied with their lives.

To be fair, they said it between doing lines of blow.

And 29 percent of men who were still single reported feeling sad and lonely four years after the breakup. Ending a relationship can send shock waves that even years of healing can't fix."

Via Matt Bell

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From:nasu_dengaku
Date:August 25th, 2010 06:17 pm (UTC)
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Heh -- I never actually posted this, but I commented on someone else's post of this:

I think #6 is actually a good thing. Breaking out of a messy relationship (that's a potent mix of good and bad) can take a lot of willpower, so you could be leading by example and pushing your friends to do what they need to do. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=149217115090151&index=1
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