Yes, I am and I couldn’t be happier!

Yes, I recently broke up. I ended a 2 year old relationship. I threw out all the teddy bears and rings and necklaces. I deleted all the cheesy romantic love songs from my playlist. I changed my relationship status on social media. I deleted his presence from everywhere on my social accounts. I did it all and I’ve never felt better!
Now wait a second before you call me a slut and a heart-breaker and whatnot! Let me explain. It’s not like I never loved him. We cared for each other and in a perfect world, we may have even ended up together. But the world is not a wish-granting factory!

I am supposed to cry myself to sleep every night, right? Let me tell you why I am not going to!

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Two people who were the ‘couple’ of the group, the OTP (again, not one-time- password) at every gathering, the couple of whom even the neighboring aunty was jealous, broke up. But it’s really not the end of time. I am supposed to cry myself to sleep every night, right? Let me tell you why I am not going to!

It was a brutal break up. He said things, I said things. There was a lot of screaming involved. Somehow, the compatibility levels were almost below sea-level. And tears were just forming in my eyes when he said it. He said, “Are you breaking up with me? Even after all the money I spent on you?” And that was it for me! I instantly did not regret the break up.

I can very much afford those things on my own thank you very much.

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Now it’s not like I never acknowledged everything he did for me. He could be really sweet at times. But you know that one annoying habit that misogynists have? They never ever let you pay. Every time you go out, they insist (and by insist, I mean put up a fight) that they should pay. They playfully call it chivalry but I can smell the sexism.

And then the endless gifts! They say they’re ‘spoiling’ you but how about you don’t. I can very much afford those things on my own thank you very much. A gift in a while is understood but when you start celebrating every minute-anniversary, something’s wrong.

So, yes! I am breaking up with you and I don’t regret it one bit because if you see this relationship as a stock market that you invested in but got nothing in return, we would never work!

Love,
Someone who is financially enough!



Author: Zainab Haji

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