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Break Up and the MCAT

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by zanzounita, May 6, 2007.

  1. zanzounita

    zanzounita Int'l Woman of Mystery 5+ Year Member

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    Has anyone had to deal with a relationship break up a week prior to MCAT?

    My boyfriend was kind enough to do this to me..jerk.:mad:
     
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  3. sehnsucht

    sehnsucht 2+ Year Member

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    dang. sorry to hear that:( focus. recollect your thoughts and put all your energy into the exam.
     
  4. anumama

    anumama 10+ Year Member

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    My gf broke up with me the day before my spring break--during which I was on a medical mission trip to Central America. And to top that off my mcat was a week after my spring break... but yeah, the biggest thing that I did was just focus on the test and didnt try to talk to her until after I took it. Its hard but you can do it!:luck:

    unfortunately things didnt work out.. oh welllllllllll plenty more fish in the sea!
     
  5. phospho

    phospho SDN Lifetime Donor Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    how long was the relationship?
     
  6. badasshairday

    badasshairday Vascular and Interventional Radiology 10+ Year Member

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    FOCUS NOW! DO NOT LOSE FOCUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Don't throw away all that studying and reschedule. This is what you want to do so do it!
     
  7. NervousNed

    NervousNed 2+ Year Member

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    well my gf broke up with me 2 weeks before my MCAT, the 8 hour paper written exam...it sucks big time so i understand where you are coming from....i kept taking practice tests to get my mind off it...i was at a point where i had worked and studied way too hard to have any person ruin my MCAT...i strongly suggest hanging around positive friends that will be with you and give you that last push...you can resolve things after the MCAT is over, like thinking about whats next, your mcat is a week away you must take it study for it, and then release all of your emotions together....

    i'm sure everyone here feels for you...don't let that jerk get the best of you...do your best on the MCAT...
     
  8. MSTPbound

    MSTPbound student Moderator Emeritus 2+ Year Member

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    Focus zanzounita... and I'm not one to gossip, but I hear that the fish in med school are MUCH better catches. ;)

    Just consider the time you don't have to spend with your ex- more time to devote to something that *really* matters in the big scheme.

    Now... pretend the MCAT is your ex-, and SHOW HIM WHAT YOUR MADE OF!!! :smuggrin:
     
  9. ILPsychDoc

    ILPsychDoc 5+ Year Member

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    My GF broke up with me two weeks before the MCAT and instead of moping around, I used all my frustration and anger to fuel my SUPER STUDYING!!

    Remember the best form of revenge is success!!
     
  10. NervousNed

    NervousNed 2+ Year Member

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    i gotta admit, these guys above posting got it right, use all your pent up emotion to drive you to show the world whats up...he is gonna be sorry he broke up with you when your a doc...:D
     
  11. stoic

    stoic "Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted" Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    yo -

    keep your head held high and your eye on the prize. this is the kind of double whammy that can really send you for a loop and screw ya if you're not careful. honestly, your long term future probably depends more on your MCAT score than this relationship. you'll be ok :). i had a big huge breakup during finals last semester (MS2) and it took me most of THIS semester to get back on my feet. i spent a little too much time sulking and not focusing and my grades suffered. don't make my mistake!

    if you're totally out of whack about the breakup, it probably wouldn't be a horrible idea to postpone the test. it's been awhile since i took it so i'm no longer familiar with the testing dates, but if you need to postpone the test, you are much better off taking it in august (can you stil do that?) than taking it now and performing below your potential.

    pm me if you want some more encouragement or to talk bad about our ex's or to flirt... or any combination of the three ;)

    stoic
     
  12. olemissbabydoc

    olemissbabydoc Baby Doctor Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Yep. Been there, done that. So sorry. It sucks so bad. Cry when you need to, yell when you need to, but the rest of the time get your head in the game (MCAT game that is). It's a lesson in redirecting and being able to stay focused.. you can do it! This is your dream, and one thing he can't take away from you!
     
  13. olemissbabydoc

    olemissbabydoc Baby Doctor Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    haha.. my dingus ex did this to me and then decided to become pre-med (he's never been focused about anything, and never really wanted this, so I tend to use my republican conspiracy theory brain to say he's doing this to be around me), so now we have a year of classes together before I leave for med school. What did I do? Started studying. For A&P II. That begins in almost a month. I'm going in prepared, staying focused, and being sure I make better grades on every quiz and every test. haha. (I'm such a b****).
     
  14. GZA

    GZA Marcel who? 2+ Year Member

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    At least your dog didn't die :(
     
  15. scotties123

    scotties123 GrandMacDaddy 10+ Year Member

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    i want to break up with my girlfriend, but im not doing it until im done with mcats. last thing i need is one more thing on my mind. i guess i gotta deal with her till august lol. upside...good stress reliever on the weekends:laugh:
     
  16. DrGoofy

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    he's not worth it. not one bit. i know you're hurting... it's ok to feel sad and cry... but you should remember that your future is SO much more important than this jerk. therefore, MAKE yourself focus on what's important right now (mcats). also, if you just bury yourself in the books, you don't have time to cry or time to think about him. that's how i handle a breakup... study superhard hahaha :laugh:

    best of luck to you! kick ass on the mcat!!! and i'm sorry you have to go through this.... it'll only make you stronger though!!!
     
  17. saintsfan

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    My ex husband filed for divorce 2 days before finals 3 years ago. i was taking ochem, physics, calculus, genetics, micro and research. you just do whatcha gotta do. screw em.
     
  18. phospho

    phospho SDN Lifetime Donor Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    haha, you're such an a-hole... but on the other hand, you're right... I would probably do the same if I had wanted to break up with my bf... ;)
     
  19. NervousNed

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    ex-huband, but current-loser
     
  20. zanzounita

    zanzounita Int'l Woman of Mystery 5+ Year Member

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    Wow,

    I did not expect so many supportive responses..thank you all so much for this.

    I am going to channel my anger into my studies.

    To all of you out there that have been screwed over:

    The best thing you can do for YOURSELF is to become a success and be happy & content because there are people out there who feel that your success is reflective on their failures.

    Thank you guys..now back to studying!!!!!:D :D :D
     
  21. olemissbabydoc

    olemissbabydoc Baby Doctor Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    No prob! Kick butt :) The best thing I learned during the process was to rely on myself more, and worry about everyone else less. Build your dream and hold to it. We're all in this together!
     
  22. olemissbabydoc

    olemissbabydoc Baby Doctor Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Congrats for making it out alive!:thumbup: :thumbup:
     
  23. GophurIt

    GophurIt 2+ Year Member

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    I think studying for the MCAT by itself can be hell on relationships,
    making studying for the MCAT hell, making.....etc.
     
  24. Institute

    Institute 2+ Year Member

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    Lol, my gf broke up with me the night before my final checkride to get my pilot's license.
     
  25. supernareg

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    atleast u didnt crash lol
     

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