I just got off the phone with my gay cousin who broke up with his boyfriend after they've been dating for 5 years ! He's taking it really hard and I couldn't imagine how it must feel to break up with someone after dating them for years. My personal opinion is if you've been dating someone for a number of years than why break up. I mean I understand if they cheat or do something terrible then that's a different story. But that whole spark running out is B.S if you've been dating for so long. What do you guys think? Have you guys broken up after being in a relationship for years? How did you coupe? How did you start living your new life? Did you guys go straight into another relationship ? Did you guys hookup rapidly after it ended?