The Weekend - Breaking Up(0109)

A:  Honey, do you have a second?
B:  Sure! Are you okay? You seem a bit worried. What's on your mind?
A:  We need to talk.
B:  Okay...
A:  I've been thinking, and well, I think we need to start seeing other people.
B:  What? Why? I mean, we've had our ups and downs, and we have the occasional disagreement, but we're happy together, aren't we?
A:  That's just it, I'm not happy anymore, Tim. It's not you, it's me. I know that I can be hard to deal with, and you are a great guy! You are the type of guy that any woman would kill for!
B:  So, what are you saying? You're breaking up with me because I'm perfect?
A:  Tim, you are too good for me. You deserve someone who can make you smile and make you happy the way that you made me happy. Oh, I could say that I'll be all you need, but that would be a lie. I know I'd only hurt you, I know I'd only make you cry.
B:  Baby, come on. Don't do this to me! Whatever it is, we can work it out. Just give me another chance! I know that we can get through this, but we gotta stick together! Don't leave me.
A:  I can't, Tim. I hope someday you can find some way to understand I'm only doing this for you. I don't really wanna go but, deep in my heart I know this is the kindest thing to do.
B:  Laura...
A:  Here are your keys. I'll send my sister to pick up the rest of my things next week. I'm sorry, Tim. I wish you all the best, and I hope that one day we can meet again. I'll always love you. Goodbye.

Key Vocabulary

ups and downsphrasegood times and bad times
break upverbend the romantic relationship
work outphrasesolve, overcome
get throughphrasesolve, overcome
stick togetherphrasestay together and help each other

Supplementary Vocabulary

call offverbto cancel or postpone
settle downverbto begin living a stable and orderly life
cohabitprinciple verb, present simpleto live together in a sexual relationship, especially when not legally married.
proposeprinciple verb, present simpleTo form or make a proposal, especially of marriage.
cheat onphrasebe sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage