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# Breaking Up

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# Breaking Up
'Even the most beautiful marriages end - I don't feel like a traitor or a mercenary'
After his highly unexpected move to AC Milan, Leonardo Bonucci has denied suggestions of bad blood with former club Juventus.
# Call Me
Dumping someone via text is The Worst, here's why
You deserve more.
# way harsh tai
13 break up notes and texts that are too harsh to handle
They’re never ever ever, getting back together.
# casper
Ghosting is the coldest way to dump someone - but what is it?
You’re as cold as ice, you’re willing to sacrifice our love…
# sorry it's over
You can now pay someone to break up with your other half for you
When you just can’t bring yourself to do the deed.
Opinion: Breaking up (around Christmas) is hard to do
Ending a relationship at this time of year can magnify the perception that everyone else is having a great time with their loved ones.
# Breaking Up
Irish people switch car insurance provider more than any other service
“Don’t you ever for a second get to thinking you’re irreplaceable.”
# Breaking Up
Wimbledon winner Andy Murray splits with coach Ivan Lendl
The British tennis player says he will “take some time with the team to consider the next steps”.
# Breaking Up
Scottish Government to reveal 'landmark' independence plan
The 670-page ‘white paper’ on independence is being unveiled today ahead of next September’s historic referendum.
Column: Should you stay friends with your ex?
It is possible to stay friends with your ex – but there are some serious questions you both have to answer before that can happen, writes Lisa O’Hara.
# it's over
New app composes your break-up text for you
Are you the kind of person that sends such a text?
# hard to do
And you thought your break-up was bad...
… check out these admissions from strangers.
# graffiti bridge
Meet the hackers' group tackling the Ha'penny Bridge's 'love' problem...
Ever walked across the Ha’penny Bridge and wondered where all those graffitied locks keep coming from – or who keeps taking them down?
# Heartbreak
Average woman 'spends £500 after being dumped', says British survey
A Superdrug survey found that 2,000 recently-dumped women spent an average of €570 spoiling themselves after a break-up.