How Natives Talk About Breakups and Dating (Mostly Breakups!)

Today you’ll learn some brutally honest phrases for dating and breakups in English.

The blog this week is closely related to today’s lesson. It’s about vocabulary you use when being very honest in English, such as when you might make confessions that lead to today’s situations! Click here to read and learn.

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It’s all about my 3 favorite Christmas movies, and has their best scenes and quotes. These are the movies that natives are talking about this time of year!

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Yep, it’s the holidays. And, let’s face it, this time of year can be both a blessing and a curse.

For those with relationship issues, it can be tricky, and, sometimes, downright depressing.

So, let’s get to the vocabulary! No matter what culture you’re in, you’ve likely experienced a breakup!

Native English Phrases for Breakups and Dating

Splitting up- breaking up

Splitsville- phase of deciding to and then breaking up

“I’m afraid it’s splitsville for me and Mike. I can’t be with someone that lies to me all the time.”

Americans really like adding -ville or -town to words, like “I’m going to funkytown.”

And, yes, this word is actually in the dictionary.

On the rocks- having a difficult time in the relationship

“Their marriage is on the rocks. They don’t even sleep in the same bed anymore.”

Dump- to break up with someone

Ghost someone- to not call/text someone back, and basically ignore them

This happens a lot today with all the dating sites, like when you message with someone for a week, and they you never hear from them again.

A shoulder to cry on- someone you can share your problems with and probably cry

So, in the spirit of being honest, as I promised to do on this channel, I’ll just tell you- I’m divorced!

I understand if that’s not an acceptable status in your culture, but, it sure is common in mine, where there’s about a 50% chance that any marriage will end this way. Click here for an article about U.S. divorce.

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Pop Culture R&R

I just finished the second season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime. It’s gorgeous, hilarious, poignant, all in one marvelous package. The first season aired in 2017.

The story centers on Miriam Maisel, in 1950’s America. Miriam’s husband, Joel, has an affair with his secretary and leaves her. They have two kids.

Miriam, or Midge, however, has dreams of her own, of being a stand-up comedian, and she’s freaking good at it.

I admire how the show deals with feminism in that era, and shows how one strong, stunning, and very intelligent woman deals with her new life and ex-husband. Of course, it’s not that true to reality, as she comes from a super wealthy family and can live at home, and have her maid take care of her kids, but, hey, it’s a story.

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