Blunderbuss is proud to present an excerpt from Hilary Campbell’s new book, Breaking Up Hard To Do, But You Could’ve Done Better: Real Life Breakups & the Art They Inspired.
I broke up with a boyfriend of five years on a Tuesday morning before work. We were arguing and it just came out. I went to work in tears, figuring we’d keep talking that evening.
That afternoon, I received a call from the security guard at the front desk of my office building. My boyfriend, in attempt to humiliate me at work, had grabbed everything I owned from our apartment and was dumping it.
I took the elevator down to the lobby and saw my books, toiletries, photos, clothes and mattress in an overwhelming heap. I plainly remember watching my boss step over a pair of my underwear to get to the exit door.
That was definitely the end of us.