As friends, you're required to be there for the dumpee, no matter how much their personality changes in the process. It's tough but it's good karma so stay strong and remember, it's only a phase... Hopefully.
The Drama Queen/King
Things like "we were soooo good together", when they clearly were not as well as remembering thing not quite the way the happened are key to your mate becoming 'The Drama King/Queen'.
The Bitter One
They can no longer see anything good in the world and the relationship itself has become the reason why everything is just so sh!t. They will belittle everything and anything they can on the way to becoming the grinch mark 2. Pull them back and show them that there is hope, in the form of tequila.
The Drunken Mess
Okay, so many of us head straight to the bar when a relationship breaks but this person takes it a step further with stained clothes, lack of showering, constant drinking, Adele on repeat, lots of crying...just think of JGL after having a knife stuck in his heart in 500 days of summer. I don't get it though, but probably because I don't really get the whole Zooey Deschanel thing... Like yeah she's hot, but is she not annoying as f*ck?
Their girlfriend/boyfriend has dumped them, therefore all women/men are absolute bitches/bastards.
The Hopeless One
Nothing makes sense, the world is a dire place. While it may feel like the worst, the breakup doesn’t mean that they’re condemned to being forever alone. It’s just hard for them to see that they’re going to be fine when their heart has recently been broken. It will fade away though, but you'll probably have to motivate them to go looking for someone new.
Your friend has become a self declared man in the iron mask. Hiding behind curtains and not keeping any form of respectable hours. Respect is something they will probably lose for themselves for a while. Trying to feel something, anything, by any means necessary. Keep an eye on them now that you have identified the symptoms.
The Black Sheep
Hello friends, I'm baaahhhck. So all through the relationship you rarely saw them yet now it's over they are full time in your face 24/7. You wouldn't mind generally because true friends put up with each other struggles but when they begin to whine 24/7 about the break up...things can get a little..how to say this....IRRITATING.
The Cray Cray
This person loses their sh!t. Stalking exes, getting drunk and a general mix of all the other points in this article. If this is what your mate has become take a firm right hand, extend it over your left shoulder and release a giant back handed wake up call to them. They need to get a grip and move on. It's easier said than done but the thing is that 6 months down the road they could be happy in another relationship having gone through this phase yet gotten awake with the destructive side of it. While they are down they need to be told that its just life and they need to focus on the positives.
Eat, Sleep, Break Up, Repeat
This person has the ability to move on at almost record speed and will probably have had more relationships than you've had orgasms. Be cautious as loyalty may be non existent especially to friends...but that's a whole 'nother story.
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