My boyfriend and I broke up. Word seems to have spread like wildfire. I subscribe to the notion that, if I wanted you to know, I would have told you; and It's our business. The way of the world today is so electronic that people can harass you about these things much easier. I thought about hiring a publicist (much like Jen and Brad's) who can take these calls and emails and respond thusly: "Minnie and Chet have decided after ten years to part ways, they would like it if you would respect their privacy in this difficult time."
For those of you who want the gory details, or somehow revel in the drama that is other people's pain, I'm sorry, you are getting no dirt from me. This whole situation hurts, for both of us, and I don't want to continually rehash every minute detail for everyone else's benefit. We both need time and space, and if you can't be constructive, don't say anything.
I just cannot fathom why people feed off of others' misery. It's a form of sickness as far as I'm concerned. So if you are reading this, and you know someone in my situation--don't be pushy, if they want to tell you about it, they'll tell you about it.