Falling in love can be one of the best feelings in the world. However, when people are in a relationship, that love may not last for many different reasons. Breaking up can be terrible, especially when you are the person who still wants to continue the relationship.
Being dumped is an awful feeling. Someone will always have their feelings hurt in a break up. It can feel even more awkward if you see the person who dumped you after it has happened. But most people can move on after being heartbroken and find another relationship.
Sara tells Brian about running into her ex and how it made her feel. Find out more in today’s English lesson about breaking up.
Sara_R: Hey, Brian. How’s it going?
Brian: Good. How’re you doing?
Sara_R: I’m doing OK. I just ran into an ex. And it brought up all kinds of memories about breaking up.
Brian: That is the worst. I’ve had that happen before too. It’s so awkward.
Sara_R: Especially because he dumped me. It was really painful.
Brian: At least you’ve had some time to move on. I’m sure it’s still painful to see him. But, you can only stay down in the dumps for so long.
Sara_R: Yeah, I was really heartbroken. And when I saw him I kind of felt heartbroken all over again. I thought I had healed. But maybe I still need more time to heal.
Brian: I feel like time is always the factor. Even me, I’ve ran into some ex-girlfriends. When I see them, I get a rush and I remember all of the great times we had. It’s hard not to let your heart get the better of you.
Sara_R: That’s true. It is good to remember all the good times and love and great feelings.
Brian: It’s part of life and we have to deal with it.
Sara_R: It is. Thanks for talking. This has really helped.
Brian: Yeah. No problem.
重点解析 Key Phrases/Words
1. in a relationship 恋爱中，一段感情中
2. being dumped 被甩，被抛弃
3. ran into 遇到，撞到
4. in the dumps 心情沮丧
5. get the better of 占上风，胜过…