Breakup; does my friend not care?

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
2581 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

It may be that he doesn’t feel comfortable discussing emotional things like this, or doesn’t know how to deal well with people who are emotional, and it may also be that he doesn’t feel like wallowing in it will help and he is trying to keep things as normal as possible for you and distract you from feeling bad. Clearly he is concerned if he sent people over to check on you.

That’s what I’d do anyway.

Post # 4
1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@rosetea:  Maybe he feels like it’s a personal situation and doesn’t want to get involved. 

Post # 5
6446 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@rosetea:  perhaps he is one of those people who doesn’t know what to say when something bad happens. I personally go all awkward when someone dies and I never know what to say so I tend to avoid it.

Post # 6
15011 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@chronicwhimsy:  that’s exactly what I was thinking.

OP, I wouldn’t read much into into it. People handle situations differently, especially men. Lean on your girlfriends for now. I’m so sorry you are feeling this way, but I’m sure there are bluer skies ahead.

Post # 7
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@solidarity:  +1. I don’t get involved in people’s personal business and ask them questions about painful issues. I also never trust the first breakup. All I need is to say, “finally, you left that loser!” and then you make up. 

Post # 8
7282 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Some peopel don’t like to get involved especially if they think there is a slight chance of you getting back together.

There is nothing worse than commiserating with someone then a week later they get back together and you feel like an idiot for ever getting involved and listening to all the bad stuff.

Post # 9
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m sure he does care. But like lots of people he may wish to be cautious about jumping in with both feet and getting involved right now this minute. I’d rely on the people who want to offer support right now. But don’t think too badly of him either because other people’s relationships can be a bit of a minefield which is why not everyone wants to be drawn into them.

Post # 10
2302 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

a drunken night out with other people is NOT when i would make any effort to figure out what happened with my best friend. i’d wait for a much less volatile situation and when no one else was around. it doesn’t mean i don’t care, i do – but it’s awkward to talk about personal things in that context. 


also – my mother’s advice was always never to get involved in a breakup, because say he says, ‘that guy was a total loser who treated you like crap’ and then you get back together….awkward. so maybe he’s trying to stay above the fray

Post # 11
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@rosetea:  Was he at all friendly with your fiance?  Breakups can definitely put mutual friends in hard positions where they try to be friends with everyone and not bad mouth the other partner.

Post # 12
4634 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsPanda99:  haha! I’ve made that mistake once in my life. Never again.

Personally, I find it hard to say the right thing when someone is going through a breakup and tend to stay out of it. I’ll ask a friend if they’re ok or if they need anything but I’m not good with hashing out the details with them. Especially in public.

Could it be possible he just didn’t think it was the time or place to have a heart-to-heart? Not to mention, you yelled at him in a public place. I’d stay far away from drama like that.

Post # 13
1287 posts
Bumble bee

Sounds to me like he doesn’t want to listen to your personal problems or is annoyed hearing about it. Maybe you aren’t aware that you are talking about it entirely too much and he doesn’t want to hear about the drama in your life? Most guys don’t want to deal with drama.  

And let’s face it….guys aren’t sympatheic over situations like this.  Honestly, they could care less, especially when they are out drinking with friends and alcohol is involved. 

Post # 15
1929 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have to agree with others… I tend to not know what to say in these situations, so I avoid it.  He might have been wanting to respect your privacy on it, assuming that everyone else had brought it up.  

Post # 16
1287 posts
Bumble bee

@rosetea:  Men aren’t typically sympathetic with a group of friends, in a bar/drinking atmosphere.  Period.  

I’m sure he didn’t want to be annoyed about it in a public place.  Men don’t take well to situations like this in front of friends, peers, coworkers…etc.  Sometimes they don’t want to be bothered with it, only in private.  


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