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Beccaann (Beccaann)
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He broke something. By fixing it, he broke something else.
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The first thing... is it physical? tangible? Metaphorical? Mechanical?
Ditto for the second.

Is he human? Adult? Male?

Did he intend to break the first thing? Did he know that he did? Did he intend to fix it? Did he know that fixing it would break the second? Did he intend to break the second?
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The first thing... is it physical?yope tangible?yope Metaphorical?yope Mechanical? no
Ditto for the second. physical, no...tangible, no...metaphorical, not really...mechanical, no

Is he human? Adult? Male? yes to all

Did he intend to break the first thing?no Did he know that he did?yesish Did he intend to fix it?yope Did he know that fixing it would break the second?yes Did he intend to break the second?yope
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Sounds like he works for Microsoft™ or something...

Software relevant?
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Sounds like he works for Microsoft™ or something... doesn't it though?

Software relevant?no
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were the two "somethings" directly related / components of one thing?

Was the second thing part of himself?

Was the second breakage more serious than the first?
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was the second thing and the first thing both used for the same purpose.

Was wind or water involved?
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were the two "somethings" directly relatedyope / components of one thing no

Was the second thing part of himself?no

Was the second breakage more serious than the first?no

was the second thing and the first thing both used for the same purpose. no, FA

Was wind or water involved?no
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The second thing is an emotion? Love? Friendship?
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The second thing is an emotion?no Love?no Friendship?no

closer though
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Did he break a record?
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Did he break a record?no, but otrt
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Did he break a promise?
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Did he break a promise?no
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broken heart?
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broken heart?YES
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hmmm i suspected so!
lets see....
something along the lines of...someones spouse was going to leave them for someone else, thus breaking their heart. they later left the subject of their affair, fixing the jilted spouses broken heart and braking the lovers heart?
or am i terribly wrong?
if so...
is the second broken 'thing' also a heart?
is the first broken 'thing' a heart?
both?
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hmmm i suspected so!
lets see....
something along the lines of...someones spousenot quite was going to leave themyes for someone elsebut no, thus breaking their heartyes. they later left the subject of their affair, fixing the jilted spouses broken heart and braking the lovers heart? no to rest
or am i terribly wrong? not terribly
if so...
is the second broken 'thing' also a heart?no
is the first broken 'thing' a heart?yes
both?no
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The second thing that he broke:

Did he break some kind of agreement/deal? Break an engagement/marriage? (Well, you've said he didn't "break a promise", so I guess not.)

Did he percieve the fact that he broke the second thing to be something negative (for him)?

Did somebody find the breakage of the second thing negative/bad?

There are more people than him involved here, right?
If so, one other person? two other persons? three? more than three?

If so, how many of them are males, and how many are females, and how many are of some indefinite sex?

Are there some relevant non-persons that we have yet to discover? Som animals? non-animate objects? other?

Was the broken heart his own?
If not, did it belong to a woman? or a man? or something else?

Was the heart inside a living person?
or on an obduction table?
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(Pondering the relevance of the title)

Could it be said that he broke the second thing into something? like into tiny little pieces, metaphorically speaking? or abstractly speaking?
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Did he break a limit, of some sort? (since breaking a record was said to be OTRT)
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The second thing that he broke:

Did he break some kind of agreement/deal?no Break an engagement/marriage?no (Well, you've said he didn't "break a promise", so I guess not.)

Did he percieve the fact that he broke the second thing to be something negative (for him)? no

Did somebody find the breakage of the second thing negative/bad? no

There are more people than him involved here, right? yes
If so, one other person?this two other persons? three? more than three?

If so, how many of them are males, and how many are females, and how many are of some indefinite sex? the other person is female. Me, in fact

Are there some relevant non-persons that we have yet to discover?no Som animals? non-animate objects? other?

Was the broken heart his own?no
If not, did it belong to a woman?this or a man? or something else?

Was the heart inside a living person? well, yes in a literal sense, but he did not literally break the heart.
or on an obduction table?no

(Pondering the relevance of the title)

Could it be said that he broke the second thing into something?no like into tiny little pieces, metaphorically speaking?no, the title isn't really relevant or abstractly speaking?

Did he break a limit, of some sort?no, but still otrt (since breaking a record was said to be OTRT)
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Did he break the law?
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Or perhaps he broke a habit? (But I'm guessing no to this one as well as the above about the law)

Since nobody appears to have felt bad about his breaking of the second thing -- was the second thing something that was considered hard to break?

Or at least considered by someone to be hard to break?
Or at least it took some kind of non-insignificant effort in order to break it?

Silence is another thing that can be broken...
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Did he break the law?no

Or perhaps he broke a habit?no, but getting warmer (But I'm guessing no to this one as well as the above about the law)

Since nobody appears to have felt bad about his breaking of the second thing -- was the second thing something that was considered hard to break? yope

Or at least considered by someone to be hard to break? yesish
Or at least it took some kind of non-insignificant effort in order to break it? not really

Silence is another thing that can be broken...indeed it is, but not relevant to the puzzle. sorry.
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Was he the one who thought it would be hard to break?
Or was it you who thought so?

But it wasn't actually that hard?
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a schedule?
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Was he the one who thought it would be hard to break? no
Or was it you who thought so? yes

But it wasn't actually that hard?yes...ish.

a schedule?nope
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Hint: Think about how one might fix a broken heart
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by bestowing a bounty of riches upon the breakee?
revenge?
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by bestowing a bounty of riches upon the breakee?
revenge?neither of these
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Did he fix his broken heart by meeting and falling for someone else?
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Did he fix his broken heart by meeting and falling for someone else?no, FA
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Clearly there is little interest in this puzzle...should I give a huge hint?? or self-spoil?
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Another way to fix a broken heart is surgery, is this it?
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Another way to fix a broken heart is surgery, is this it?nope, it was only figuratively broken
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Is the False Assumption that his heart was broken?
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Is the False Assumption that his heart was broken?yes...it's already established that HE broke MY heart (and that I am a she...)
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So He broke your heart, but then he fixed your heart, and in doing so broke something else. Is this correct?
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So He broke your heart, but then he fixed your heart, and in doing so broke something else. Is this correct?yes
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Did he leave you and so broke your heart?
Did he then get back together with you thus "fixing" your broken heart?
Did he break the other thing:
Because he got back together with you?
in order to get back together with you?
Before he got back together with you?
After he got back together with you?
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Did he leave you and so broke your heart? yes
Did he then get back together with you thus "fixing" your broken heart? YES
Did he break the other thing:
Because he got back together with you? yes
in order to get back together with you? yope
Before he got back together with you? no
After he got back together with you? no
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Did he finish with you in order to do something else?
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Did he finish with you in order to do something else?no, if I understand your question correctly
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Did he finish with you in order to do something else? - By this I mean like become a priest or join the Army or emigrate, something that would mean he could not see you.
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Did he finish with you in order to do something else? - By this I mean like become a priest or join the Army or emigrate, something that would mean he could not see you.in that case, no
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Did he think he had a good reason to finish with you?
Did you agree?
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Did he think he had a good reason to finish with you? yope
Did you agree?no
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hi beccaann

Did he give something to you? And it was very big?
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Did he give something to you?no And it was very big?n/a
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broken trust?
broken his budget?
broken spirit?
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broken trust?
broken his budget?
broken spirit?none of these
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The second thing:
Is he upset that he broke it?
Happy about it?
Is it one action that breaks it?
Did he break some sort of streak he had?
By fixing the first would any regular person have broken the second?
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broken HIS heart:'(
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The second thing:
Is he upset that he broke it? no
Happy about it? yesish
Is it one action that breaks it? yes
Did he break some sort of streakyes he had?but no
By fixing the first would any regular person have broken the second?no
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broken HIS heart:'( what?
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Did the streak he broke regard previous relationships?
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Did the streak he broke regard previous relationships?YES
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So, your boyfriend? was going to leave, thus breaking your heart, decided to stay instead (or came back), which broke his streak of girls he has left?
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So, your boyfriend?yes was going to leave, thus breaking your heart,yes decided to stay instead yes (or came back), which broke his streak of girls he has left?but no. the streak was not his
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Did he break the streak of guys who broke your heart?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Thursday, November 09, 2006 - 7:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he break the streak of guys who broke your heart?yesish...but there is a pattern to this streak of guys. Find the pattern and we've got a $po!ler...!
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Posted on Thursday, November 09, 2006 - 7:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they guys who moved/went away for a reason?
Were they guys who weren't what you expected?
Did they lie about themselves?
Do they have similar occupations?
Did they leave for the same reason?
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Were they guys who moved/went away for a reason?
Were they guys who weren't what you expected?
Did they lie about themselves?
Do they have similar occupations?
Did they leave for the same reason?none of these...when I say "pattern" I don't mean "something in common" or a "repeating pattern"...
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Did you know they would leave?
So the guys don't have any connection?
Does the pattern involve something you did?
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Did you know they would leave? yope
So the guys don't have any connection? noish
Does the pattern involve something you did? no
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If he never left, would the streak still have been broken?
So there is nothing really in common with the guys, aside from that they broke your heart?
But there is a pattern? Does it have to do with time? Location?
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If he never left, would the streak still have been broken? yes
So there is nothing really in common with the guys, aside from that they broke your heart? yes
But there is a pattern?yes Does it have to do with time? YES Location?no
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Was it the first year in many (5, this decade, etc) that your heart was left unbroken?
First birthday in many? First new years in many?
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Was it the first year in many (5, this decade, etc) that your heart was left unbroken? no, but on the right track
First birthday in many?no First new years in many?no
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Does it have to do with times in your life (teens, while in school, etc)?
Or calendar times (certain year, decade, etc)?
Could the streak have been broken even if he came back years later than he did?
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Does it have to do with times in your life (teens, while in school, etc)? no
Or calendar times (certain year, decade, etc)?noish
Could the streak have been broken even if he came back years later than he did?no
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Does the streak regard the length of time you've dated these guys?
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Does the streak regard the length of time you've dated these guys?YES!! Almost there!!
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Posted on Friday, November 10, 2006 - 11:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

First time you dated a guy for a 6 months? 1 year? Longer?
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First time you dated a guy for a 6 months? 1 year? Longer?longer
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First time you dated a guy for a 6 months? 1 year? Longer? SORRY....BLOOPER!!!! Misunderstood your question big time. Answer should be No.
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Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 12:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I meant, first time you had relationship that lasted 6 months? 1 year? longer?

Did you misunderstand this to mean something else? If so, does the answer change?
If not is the longer 2years? 5years?
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Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 1:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I meant, first time you had relationship that lasted 6 months? 1 year? longer? the answer to this is NO

Did you misunderstand this to mean something else?yes, I read it as something else, namely, I thought you were asking how long my first ever relationship lasted the answer to which would be 3 years. This could be regarded as a hint, as it is relevant. The relationship in question is not, however, my first ever relationship.
If so, does the answer change?yes...see previous answer
If not is the longer 2years? 5years?
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Did each relationship you had last less time than the previous, until this one?
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Did each relationship you had last less time than the previous, until this one? YES!!!...but there's one more detail about the streak to find out...
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So this broke the streak of "descending relationship times", and this broke the streak of relationships ended badly?
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Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 5:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So this broke the streak of "descending relationship times", and this broke the streak of relationships ended badly?not what I was going for, but I think we have enough for a....

************SPOILER*****************

Somehow, I developed a quite ominous pattern in my love life...From the very first boyfriend I ever had, each relationship lasted almost exactly half as long as the previous one...My first was 3 years, the next a year and a half, the next nine months, the next 4 and a half months....
I had been dating my current boyfriend for 2 months and a week when he told me he wanted to break up to focus on other things in his life--breaking my heart, and potentially continuing my streak. But, we talked a for a few days and decided to keep seeing each other, if not as often--fixing my broken heart and ending my horrible pattern (We've been together 2 and a half years now). And a good thing too, or eventually it would have gotten to the point of a guy changing his mind halfway through asking me on a first date!

Thanks revitalizing this puzzle, Puzzlicious! I thought it was a goner there for a while! Congrats on figuring it out!
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Thanks for the puzzle! And glad to hear it worked out.
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That reminds me of a letter to The Times which said that the writer's father was celebrating 25 years of marriage - after celebrating 50 years with his first wife. :-)

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