Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

How to handle a break-up like a man


Jessica Knappett on how to handle a break-up like a man

The writer and star of Drifters (out on DVD now) offers her handy tips on dealing with a brutal dumping

Rename her

I was dumped via text explaining he couldn’t do it in person because he’d ‘lost his bus pass’ so ‘Bus Pass’ he was named and forever he shall be. Needless to say I don’t speak to ‘Forehead’, ‘Scooter’ or ‘Candles’ any more.

Abandon all hope

She has. Even if you get back together, things will never be the same again. It’s true.

Milk it

You can get away with some pretty questionable behaviour when you’re going

through a break up. Anecdotes are born in these days and nights. Do not stop until you wake up in Amsterdam wearing a dress.

Take action

Think about what you’re going to tell her the next time you see her and make it good. Why not get your pilot’s licence and watch her squirm as you tell her you can fly? These are the prohibited hobbies: acoustic guitar, rollerblading, DJing. But failing this, I prescribe a course of Tinder. Miserable? You will be.

(Photography: Ray Burmiston)



Lily Allen Returns


Lily Allen's guilty pleasures


How To Be More Creative


How to be happy


How to be a man, by women


London's 20 Best Date Spots

Valentine's Day isn't too far away...

31 Jan 2017

Chart reveals the exact time supermarkets reduce their items

16 Dec 2016

Six reasons you should run an ultramarathon

Our writer on why you should take on this superhuman challenge

by Howard Calvert
13 Sep 2016

How to negotiate a life-changing salary rise

Baby we got your money

by Nick Pope
13 Jun 2016

How to make your cat more affectionate

Fiercely independent or just fierce, this is how you make them love you

by Emily Badiozzaman
19 Feb 2016

TFL Could Push Uber To Extinction With New 'Unfair' Regulations

30 Sep 2015

These Chat-Up Lines Will (Apparently) Make You Great At Online Dating

28 Sep 2015