I am sure everyone who has been in a relationship has been dumped at some stage in their lives. I was dumped yesterday. I just cannot work out why. Handling rejection really does not get any easier with age. I think it gets worse - well in my case.
This incident made me think. I do not have a support structure that women tend to have to look after the dumpee. Generally I have seen women have a supportive circle of friends. A woman can cry, talk through her pain over a full fat ice cream. She would be hugged and her feelings listened to. Her friends will be nice to her till she gets over the dumper.
So what about men? I speak for myself. I do not have that support structure. Besides I am bit of a loner. Me crying about being dumped over a massive tub of Haagen Dazs with a group of supportive friends is just not what I (men) do.
To get over being dumped, I get engrossed in work. There are times I feel sorry for myself while working and shed a tear (very rare) when no one is looking. I switch on the telly and think about the woman who dumped me. I think about my life letting TV wash over me. Like everyone else who has been dumped I ask myself where do I go wrong? Even though in my mature age I know that I should not take this personally.
It will be not be easy a few weeks for me. I know I will get over it. It is just a matter of time.