Responsibilities Still Exist After A Breakup
Breaking up with someone you’re dating is a hard, and very difficult to handle. As I’ve recently discussed, there’s never a good time for a breakup, and it’s not something you can typically plan. The end of a relationship always requires some emotional mending and recuperation time, however the rest of the world continues to go about their daily lives. One thing I’ve recently learned is, outside of friends and family, the rest of the world couldn’t care less about your breakup with another person. Even if you’re a popular superstar. Anytime Kim Kardashian broke up with her boyfriend, it didn’t become national Kim Kardashian Break-Up Day. I still had work to do, bills to pay, responsibilities to maintain.
While sympathy can be garnered from a breakup, it doesn’t mean that your responsibilities should be dropped. My recent breakup with Rule Breaker occurred at a horrible time for me, I was nearing the end of several courses. While the breakup was emotionally exhausting, it also became a distraction, I lost my focus and about a week worth of course time. I allowed my breakup to halt on the work I needed to complete in finishing my course work. Time still passed, days continued to fly by, and coursework maintained it’s due date. My responsibilities to these courses required me to finish the work, regardless of the situation I going thru. Lets be honest, a breakup or divorce isn’t the worst thing that can happen to you, usually both parties are alive and in good health.
This is not to ignore the nature of a breakup, they are emotional draining and distracting, but Hallmark doesn’t make it’s money on “I’m sorry you broke up” cards. While your boss may care about your well-being after a breakup, he still wants the report on his desk by 2. Maybe 2:30 because you may need some extra time.
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