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Breaking up

We have all been dumped before, and every once in a while, it's our turn to do the dumping. Here, three real women of varying ages and circumstances tell us how they dumped their losers.

Terrie (44 years old)

Breaking upThe backstory

Terrie and Malcolm had been dating on and off for a couple years when they decided to get serious and move in together. Terrie was a little reluctant. She had been married once before and it didn't work out. But she loved Malcolm, and the two of them decided to make a go of it.

"We had a great time for the first few months. Then, things got a little crazy. Malcolm told me that he was interested in swinging and wanted me to come with him to a party. Though I was hesitant, I went along to check it out," Terrie says.

"Malcolm had explained to me that he was new to the scene, but when we got to the party, everyone knew him. That was the first sign that something just wasn't right.

"I was a little naive about the whole thing. I thought swinging died off in the 70s, but it's still going strong in some areas. The people at the party seemed nice enough -- they were just regular folks. But as the night worn on, everyone got a little friendlier. And before I knew it, there was a lot of swapping going on; however, it wasn't what you'd imagine."

The turning point

"Instead of men hooking up with other women, they were hooking up with other men. And women were getting together with women. It really wasn't my cup of tea, so I started looking around for Malcolm so we could leave.

"I walked into one of the bedrooms, and there was Malcolm. Naked. With another man.

"I left immediately, walked down the street, and caught a cab home. Needless to say, I dumped Malcolm the next day. I'm not knocking anyone's preferences. But when it comes to stuff like this, please have the courtesy to let your partner know what you are into."

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