Contrary to common belief, not every break-up happens on bad terms.
Sometimes a couple ends things as friends, no hard feelings involved.
Whether it’s because you’ve grown apart or are at different stages of your life, the decision to terminate the relationship was mutually agreed by the pair.
Well apparently not, as Australian radio producer Jana Hocking says there’s no such thing as an “amicable” break-up.
The 37-year-old based her controversial opinion on her own experiences, telling news.com.au it’s a common lie we all tell at the end of a relationship.
Jana said: “There’s nothing more fabulously scandalous than a relationship break-up.
“Don’t pretend when you hear on the grapevine that someone you know had broken up with their partner, you don’t want to know all the details.
“It’s shameless but true. Why did they break-up? Was there cheating involved? Who broke up with who?
“So, as you can imagine, there’s nothing more annoying than finding out that it was ‘amicable’. To which I say ‘pfffft!’ And when a friend tells me their relationship break-up was amicable. I call BS.”
Although according to Jana this doesn’t mean you can’t have a healthy relationship with an ex partner.
She continued: “Sure, you can break-up and still be friendly towards each other. It doesn’t always have to be as dramatic as it looks on Grey’s Anatomy, but honestly, how do two people decide at the exact same time that they no longer want to be together?
“Whenever someone says it was amicable I either assume a) they got dumped and are too horrified to tell you about it, or b) they were the dumpee and are trying to soften the blow by saying it was amicable.”
Jana says the reason that people often say the end of relationship is amicable is because: “They’re not 100 per cent committed to the break-up.”
She added: “Now don’t get me wrong, there are those relationships where you have just well and truly worn each other out.
“So next time someone tells you the relationship ended amicably, just prod around a bit. I promise you – the truth will come out eventually. Why? Because there is no such thing as an amicable break-up.”