• Wed, Jun 15 2011

Poll: If You Saw Your Ex F*$king Someone Else, Would You Take Them Back?

First of all, I’m pleased that I’ve had the opportunity to bleep out words in the headlines of two posts in as many days.

In other news, sometimes, when we break up with people, after some time has gone by we think we might want them back. We waffle, we wonder if they would have us, we wonder if they’ve changed since we split up for the better, for the worse or not at all.

But let’s just say that you were considering getting back together with your ex, and you drove over to their house and when you arrived, you saw them — saw them — fucking someone else on the hood of their car.

I hate to say it, but sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

What would you do? Would that make you want them back overwhelmingly, because it solidified how much you can’t stand for them to be with someone else? Or would it make you do a massive doughnut in the road, scream and curse the heavens that you were ever involved with such a horrible fuckwad, and never, ever want to see them again?

Just curious…

Sorry! This poll is now closed.

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  • Lisa

    Is this poll out there for a reason? Like, for anonymous opinions on an event that recently happened?

    “But let’s just say that you were considering getting back together with your ex, and you drove over to their house and when you arrived, you saw them — saw them — fucking someone else on the hood of their car…I hate to say it, but sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.”

    • Jessica Pauline Ogilvie

      This did indeed happen, out there in the world. Not to me. I would not be sitting here and calmly blogging right now if this had happened to me.

  • Eileen

    Did he ask you to take him back? Is he dating the woman? Basically, is it appropriate for him to be having sex with her? If I accidentally saw my ex fucking his current girlfriend (or, hell, a random one-time woman), I wouldn’t refuse to take him back in the future, but if I saw him cheating on his current girlfriend OR he’d just spent an hour on the phone telling me how losing me was the worst mistake of his life…then that would probably be it. But I don’t think seeing it would be all that different from “knowing it took place.”

  • August S.

    There needs to be another option: “No, and I *would* punch at least one of the offending parties in the genitals.”

  • G

    what about a “relieved” option for the emotion you’d feel instead of constant guilt that led you there in the first place. Obviously, this would pertain to a guy whose heart you ripped from his chest…Er, was that too specific?