Reasons[change | change source]
Some relationships end because both people are unhappy. The breakup is then "mutual".
People in a relationship may be unhappy because of differences in:
Grief[change | change source]
People may need "time to heal" after a breakup. This time can depend on the length of the relationship.
Statistics[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Dumping". The Online Slang Dictionary. http://onlineslangdictionary.com/thesaurus/words+meaning+to+break+up+with.html. Retrieved 2012-05-28.
- Hill, Charles T.; Rubin Zick; Peplau Letita Anne (1976). "Breakups Before Marriage: The End of 103 Affairs". Journal of Social Issues 32: 147–168. . http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1540-4560.1976.tb02485.x/abstract. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
- Steve Duck et al, The Basics of Communication (2011) p. 151 Table 6.2
- Fetto, John (2003) – Love Stinks: Statistics on Failed Relationships. BNet: Business Network Retrieved January 25, 2008.