Wednesday, August 08, 2007


We haven't given any "big ups" in about a year, so we deemed it time to googlebate* ourselves and see what people are saying.

* It's like masturbating, but through google. Get it? Neither do we. We just love combining words. Any words. Any words will do. posts anonymous breakup letters (or email threads/chat archives) that have actually been sent to someone to end a relationship. Some are funny, some are sad, and all are interesting.

Unlike Post Secret, e-closure is only about breakup letters that have actually been sent to someone. You get a little background on the relationship too. It's an interesting look into the lives of others and I hope more people submit their letters.


Perhaps i should dig out the letter I got 35 years ago that said "our visions don't mesh" ... I have no idea where to look for it.
Anyway - Your site has won a Blog of the Day Award (BOTDA)

Blog Awards Winner

(Nominating yourself for things is hip. Right?)

"My Second Favorite Website"

Todd E.

(You may think that being someone's "Second Favorite Website" is no big deal until you see that one of this awesome Yelpster's favorite movies is 'Harold and Maude' and hot damn that's a great film. Maybe it's even his second favorite.)

If you've got baggage, you might like the voyeur in you)

dump your baggage

e-closure is so fascinating in its graphic descriptions of break-ups and the consequences of our quintessential need for being loved. I spent a large chunk of time today reading all sorts of fun break up emails/letters.


For all you people who like to rub salt in old wounds every once in awhile, this website is a great place to let perfect strangers share in your saddest, and possibly most embarrassing, moments.

Salvation for circumstance

Breaking up is hard to do

Neil Sedaka put it to music a long time ago: "They say that breaking up is hard to do ..." but times have changed since teary-eyed Neil took that song to number one in 1962. In today's world of blogs, email, online communities, cell phones and buddy lists, you have to go through a digital breakup.

A friend of mine recently broke up with his girlfriend. The aftermath of such a tough emotional decision was not a round of drinks, self-justification and guilt - it was the process of removing her from his digital life. MySpace, FaceBook, profiles, blog entries ... our lives are now more than face to face (for better or worse), they've become digital. We now actually have textual relationships with people.

Instead of sitting back, exhaling and telling yourself (and friends), "Wow, I'm single again", you have to alter STATUS references in online profiles and watch what you write about her/him in your blog in the event you say something rude, offensive or hurtful. The old Dear John Letter has now become a series of pixels and picas.

Interestingly enough, this said friend and I both handle their phone number entries in our cell phones the same way. You have to leave them in there in the event they call at some future point (you don't want to blindly answer your phone only to find an intoxicated or irritated ex on the other end of the line telling you exactly what they think of you). So we both put X's in front of their names. I don't think we're alone; the next time you're using a friend's cell phone, I bet if you check, you'd find a few 'X' entries, too.

But whatever you do, for your own good, don't go and document the whole breakup at e-closure, where they document breakup letters online anonymously. If you do, the letters in front of your name on your ex's cell phone might be R.I.P instead of XXX.

Don't take your love away from me.
Don't you leave my heart in misery.
If you go then I'll be blue'
Cause breaking up his hard to do

a Taylor made life


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