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Is this odd? Or is it just me?

(26 Posts)
HessianWeave Tue 10-Sep-13 22:49:05

NC for this. would like other's perspective on this.

Ended my 8 month relationship yesterday evening. This morning I received an email from him that said "I'm not bothered because I saw it coming. I'm honestly not upset". confused
He didn't say much else but isn't it odd to write an email like that? I hadn't written one to him, it just came out of nowhere.
Is he trying to have a go at me or is he just acting cocky or something?

MissManaged Wed 11-Sep-13 09:16:51

He pressed a wind up button
And its working.

Step back mentally. See it for what it is (an immature last shot) and realise that having the last word does not equal winning.
It is far more mature and sensible to simply ignore.

And massively more irritating for the person trying to provoke you.

Lovingfreedom Wed 11-Sep-13 09:13:13

The guy's feelings and pride are hurt at being dumped...ignore him and he'll get over it.

themonsteratemyspacebar Wed 11-Sep-13 09:11:40

To me it can be taken 2 ways, as a 'yeah well, i didn't care anyways' kinda childish deal.
Or he genuinely saw it coming, therefore wasn't shocked and was already prepared for it.
Can't tell you which one as only you know the guy, but whatever your instincts lie towards, is probably the answer!

flipchart Wed 11-Sep-13 09:05:54

Nothing bad about it.
Maybe he is just trying to save face a bit but it doesn't sound like an @up your's' tbh

SlangKing Wed 11-Sep-13 09:02:42

If he'd said the contents of e-mail 1 during your dumping convo' it might've been genuine. That it took him 12 hours to think it up and send it is "last word/face saving". If it really didn't bother him, where was the pre-emptive strike? Being the dumper is better for the ego. If the jury was still out, it ain't now that "did you mean it?" has arrived. What,, he knew you were gonna end it but not really mean it? No wonder he wasn't really bothered, the guy's a visionary! Right now it's a tad amusing but it'll be educational for you to see how far he's gonna push it. It's gone from flesh wound to hurt with the potential to escalate to,,, what? They say you don't know somebody till you live with them. Some people you don't know till you dump them. Suggest you DON'T block him and DON'T reply. If it does escalate towards abuse or emotional blackmail, forewarned is forearmed. He can't make a case for provocation if you don't reply.

HessianWeave Wed 11-Sep-13 08:19:22

Thanks everyone. I think my gut feelings about this yesterday were right.

Is there an app to block texts/calls on iPhone ? I can block his email easily enough but but would prefer not to have to change my mobile number. Although I will if I have to.

AnyFucker Wed 11-Sep-13 08:17:11


TheOrchardKeeper Wed 11-Sep-13 08:13:08


Every interaction you have is delaying any personal progress & giving him hope.

SissySpacekAteMyHamster Wed 11-Sep-13 08:09:29

I would just send back "Everything that needed to be said was said last night. Please do not contact me again."

After that I would ignore anything else coming from him or block him.

HessianWeave Wed 11-Sep-13 08:07:03

New email received first thing this morning. "Did you mean it?" That's all it said.
Should I block him or should I just engage him with to ask WTF he's playing at?

AndTheBandPlayedOn Wed 11-Sep-13 02:03:08

Yes to the last word, and agree with "so what" attiude.

Perhaps, he is baiting you to respond to nullify your NC boundary. This would prove you can be manipulated and he would continue to play you.

Ignore, and block. That is the only "you are done" that will be understood.

FrancescaBell Wed 11-Sep-13 00:38:04

Having been a dumper much more than a dumpee, when I was young and dating if I'd received this, I'd have probably had the same reaction as you.

With a few more years on the clock though, I'd have been very relieved, even if I suspected it wasn't true.

Used to keep new relationships secret to save hurt feelings a lot.

Best thing to do is take it at face value, don't reply and therefore don't tread on eggshells if you meet someone else and you think he might get to hear about it. After all, he's said he's so over you, hasn't he?

Walkacrossthesand Tue 10-Sep-13 23:18:56

Next best thing to being the dumper rather than the dumpee, I suspect, is to claim he doesnt care and knew it was on the cards implying that if you hadn't done it, he was going to , nar nee nah nar nar . Onwards and upwards.

HessianWeave Tue 10-Sep-13 23:17:58

arf at "last word" Uterus
Yes, onward and upward. I actually do feel like a huge weight has been lifted off me, all 12st of it grin and ready for a fresh start.

UterusUterusGhali Tue 10-Sep-13 23:14:00

Maybe he was a bit upset?
Wanted the last word god knows I would

Anyhoo. Onward and upward! smile

AnyFucker Tue 10-Sep-13 23:12:35

Yeah, let the daft bloke have the last word. Who cares ?

HessianWeave Tue 10-Sep-13 23:09:13

AF yes, I think I will ignore it because it wasn't even conversational, I don't think he even expected a response from me, just him having the last word I think.

running, I think it's not so much what he wrote that was twunty, more the fact that he just shoots off a random email after we'd both said we had to go NC as we know for both of us its best for now. Maybe to contact one another in a few months but we agreed NC for now.

runningonwillpower Tue 10-Sep-13 23:04:44

You dumped him.

He wasn't nasty. What's twunty about that?

I don't see the problem.

AnyFucker Tue 10-Sep-13 23:04:43

Just ignore it then if you think it is calculated to get a reaction. A bit pathetic, innit smile

HessianWeave Tue 10-Sep-13 23:01:59

Well that's just it, AF. I wasn't expecting anything. The conversation had taken in place in person at 6pm last night. It was over.
There was no need for it to be rehashed with some email again this morning.
I don't know, I feel as if it's just more PA behaviour from him and I'm glad I've done the right thing. Andno I don't think hed cry or stalk! grin

AnyFucker Tue 10-Sep-13 23:00:09

Am not really sure what you expected, tbh, since you dumped him. It's not a super-duper grown up thing to say but would you rather he was crying on your doorstep or stalking you ?

HessianWeave Tue 10-Sep-13 22:55:04

Thanks Pipkins. No hard feelings comes across much better if that's what he was intending.
I told him we had to go NC so I can't even write back and ask him to clarify grin

HessianWeave Tue 10-Sep-13 22:53:38

I care because I feel as if it's a final 'up yours' from him and if so that will affect whether or not I'm friends with him down the line.
I handled the actual 'it's over' conversation as well as I possibly could. THen 12 hours later he sends that email which was totally unnecessary.
It's definitely made me realise I did the right thing getting rid, but is he a complete twunt or what?

wilkos Tue 10-Sep-13 22:51:32

What do you care? You dumped him grin

PipkinsPal Tue 10-Sep-13 22:51:03

Perhaps he just means no hard feelings.

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