Created By: Quag15 on January 21, 2013 Last Edited By: SteakAddictsAnonymous on March 8, 2013
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Heartbreaking In Hindsight

X loves Y. Y rejects/dumps X. Later, X gets better, and Y feels regret.

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Let's say Bob is in love with Alice, but she rejects or dumps Bob. Later, Bob moves on and gets better, in personal (i.e. a new girlfriend), professional (i.e. a awesome new job or promotion) and/or social and economical status terms.

Possible alternative title: Why Didn't I Grabbed X?

Do not confuse this with Harsher in Hindsight. This is related to the characters themselves, not to the viewers/readers.

Compare Unrequited Love Switcheroo, Green-Eyed Epiphany.

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  • March 8, 2013
    SteakAddictsAnonymous
    • I think the title should be changed- Heartbreaking in Hindsight doesn't describe it properly. When I hear of heartbreaking in hindsight, I think of Harsher in Hindsight but described more commonly. And it's really not that heartbreaking- I feel likethe title Heartbreaking in Hindsight should redirect to Harsher in Hindsight. (though the context of both words are different- heartbreaking in hindsight is more of the thing that bob has a new friend alice, and alice is a very good friend- alice dies and its not till later bob finds out that they were married and bob had lost his memories sort of thing.) (more "ehartbreaking", less "harsher".) Anywho, I digress. Why Didn't I Grabbed X? starts sounding like a general sort of thing with objects rather than a person. So, perhaps something referencing one of the popular songs that describe this, such as Sk8r Boi? or Rejected then became Awesome?

    Examples under Music:

    Sk8r Boi by Avril Lavigne Fuck You by Cee Lo Green

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