Have you ever had a break-up where you’ve both decided to stay friends?
It might have been that you’re both on different pages and want to start a different chapter in your lives.
Well whatever it is, Jana Hocking, a radio producer from Australia, doesn’t seem to think that’s possible.
The 36-year-old penned an honest piece about the common break-up lie everyone tells in a relationship.
She spoke to news.com.au and pegged it on her own experiences in the dating world.
And she doesn’t seem to think it’s possible for people to say their break-up was “amicable”.
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Jana said: “There’s nothing more fabulously scandalous than a relationship break-up.
“Don’t pretend when you hear on the grapevine that someone you know had broken up with their partner, you don’t want to know all the details.
“It’s shameless but true. Why did they break-up? Was there cheating involved? Who broke up with who?
“So, as you can imagine, there’s nothing more annoying than finding out that it was ‘amicable’. To which I say ‘pfffft!’ And when a friend tells me their relationship break-up was amicable. I call BS.”
It’s not to say that you can’t have a healthy break-up.
But Jana seems to think there’s something missing about the tale.
She continued: “Sure, you can break-up and still be friendly towards each other. It doesn’t always have to be as dramatic as it looks on Grey’s Anatomy, but honestly, how do two people decide at the exact same time that they no longer want to be together?
“Whenever someone says it was amicable I either assume a) they got dumped and are too horrified to tell you about it, or b) they were the dumpee and are trying to soften the blow by saying it was amicable.”
Jana questioned whether people say it’s amicable because they’re not 100% committed to the break-up.
And claimed that one day the truth will come out.
She added: “Now don’t get me wrong, there are those relationships where you have just well and truly worn each other out.
“So next time someone tells you the relationship ended amicably, just prod around a bit. I promise you – the truth will come out eventually. Why? Because there is no such thing as an amicable break-up.”