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The Fallout Story

The Fallout Story
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Hawkgrrrl at http://mormonmatters.org/2008/05/29/the-fallout-story/

on May 29, 2008

in Anti-Mormon, Asides, Culture, Humor, LDS, Mormon, Mormons, christianity, church, faith, inter-faith, mormon, religion, testimony and women
. Tags: etiquette, relationships.
the-fallout-story

The Fallout Story is a rule of etiquette (that I made up) that I hold sacred for discussing breakups. The rule is: the dumpee owns the fallout story. The dumper is prohibited from making any disparaging remarks (henceforth and forever) about the dumpee, as a matter of courtesy. As a friend put it: “She keeps the ring; she tells the story.” This is where we get the phrase: “It’s not you; it’s me.” We all know that’s not true (c’mon, if it wasn’t them, why are you dumping them?), but it is good etiquette. The Fallout Story rule applies for all kinds of breakups: romantic, employment, loaning money or credit, and I would like to suggest, leaving the church (it’s usually called an “e…