Oof. As if parting ways with your significant other wasn’t enough of an adjustment to make, a new poll by happiness support network HealBee.com found that people usually say goodbye to a total of eight friends after a breakup.
Based on the survey of 2,000 U.K. residents, here’s the breakdown of those eight: You’ll likely lose three mutual friends and three friends of your ex’s — plus another two who were friends with you before you met your ex, but they either took his side or got tired of hearing you yap about the breakup.
Further, about 10 percent of respondents said their friends didn’t help them one bit through their breakup; 12 percent said they were incredibly supportive.
Regardless of any support received from friends or family, 48 per cent of heartbroken Brits still admitted there were still times when they felt isolated and alone as they got used to their new relationship status.
[HealBee.com founder] Chad Schofield added: “You really need all the support you can get during and after the break-up of a relationship, yet the experience can easily leave you feeling isolated.”
If we may say so, sorting through the wreckage after a breakup is the perfect time to find out who your real friends are. Stick with buddies who return your text messages and listen to you cry. The people who bail on you at your weakest are people you will be well rid of.
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