Welcome to So You’ve Been Dumped
Welcome to SYBD – your new story can start here, right now.
I am Thea and yes, I have been dumped. Since 2000 my site has been here to offer breakup support, along with inspirational stories, tips and advice to the world’s lovelorn.
I am so glad you found us as So You’ve Been Dumped is the longest running breakup site on the web!
Last year, to celebrate our milestone birthday, 4th of July 2020, I started SYBD over from scratch (not unlike many of our site members!)
Sometimes we all need a fresh start…
If you have found yourself unintentionally single, dumped, ghosted, unfriended or unfollowed by someone you thought cared, then you’re in the right place.
While the advice here is generally aimed at the lovelorn, if you’ve been rejected at a job, by a friend or left out of a group chat, then you’ll find some inspiring tips and support too.
I launched SYBD due to my own experience of being unceremoniously dumped – three times, in about as many years.
Honestly, being dumped was the best thing that ever happened to me…eventually.
Want to share your story?
Add your story to the How, When and Where Did Your Relationship End blog post.
Need a laugh? Read/Share breakup lines here.
While pain is generally inevitable, one’s suffering is not.
You can choose a different response, starting right now.
SYBD Featured Posts
Take a look through some of SYBD’s most popular posts over the last twenty years. We are updating posts weekly.
So You Think You're Over Your Ex Part 2 This is a follow on post from So You Think You're Over Your Ex Part 1 here. The original post from many years ago now was over three thousand words. Who has...
So You Think You're Over It? This is an updated archive post: 'So You Think You're Over It' and because it is so long I've decided to cut it in half. Do you think that you’ve made it...
Binaural Beats & Breakups? One of the things that helped me get through the year that was 2020 was listening to Binaural Beats. It got me thinking, can binaural beats help you heal from...
Thea’s 12 Stages of a Breakup – video
You may find the 12 Stages of a Breakup (& How to Survive Them) video both helpful and entertaining. While it is a wee bit long (around 11 mins!) – it will be useful to consider the various stages of the healing process and what it takes to really get over your ex.
The video walks through the universal experiences of hurt, anger, confusion, the seemingly crazy thoughts and behaviours and the whole non-linear process that is getting over it.
Do feel free to add your comments on the video over on SYBD’s YouTube channel.