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A friendship break-up is a radical loss. Why don’t we talk about it more?

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In early November 2019 I was boarding a plane in Paris on my way home from a memoir workshop I teach. I felt relieved to have finished work and ready to go home. Suddenly, ahead of me on the air bridge, I saw a woman ...

The person who got me through 2021: Ami Faku sang the break-up track I listened to on a loop

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I was born on a farm in northern South Africa. My parents moved nearer to Johannesburg when I was still a baby. They have a photograph of me at maybe six months old, asleep inside my dad’s guitar case. Just picturing ...

How can I get over a breakup that I brought upon myself?

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I’m 26 years old, and have been having a really hard time in the past few months due to a breakup I brought upon myself. Last year I started a long-distance relationship with a girl. I loved her, but felt I was consta...

SSE to invest billions more in green power as it rejects break-up call

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SSE has rebuffed calls to break itself up, and announced a multi-billion pound plan to boost investment across its renewable energy and electricity networks businesses. The FTSE 100 energy supplier will expand its inv...

‘Victimised for leaving a rich man’: star fund manager’s bitter break-up

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He is one of the City of London’s most successful investors, with a fortune estimated at £300m, a luxury yacht and a collection of beautiful homes. But the star fund manager Terry Smith has hit heavy weather in the tr...

Getting over a breakup? Critics pick music, books, games and more to help

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The best method for getting through a breakup is watching Marc Webb’s movie (500) Days of Summer, in which Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets dumped by the original Manic Pixie Dream Girl Zooey Deschanel. For all its faults, t...

‘I never saw my guitar again’: readers on belongings they lost in a breakup

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Even though my breakup was amicable, I felt a lot of guilt – so when I moved out I said: “Keep it all.” But, in the years since, there have been a few items of kitchenware that I wish I’d held on to: a Le Creuset cass...

Olivia Rodrigo: Sour review – the perfect soundtrack to a first breakup

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Keen not to be defined by January’s record-breaking ballad Drivers License, 18-year-old Disney-actor-turned-singer Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album opens with a surprise. “I want it to be, like, messy,” she blurts at the ...