The news the America’s favorite funny couple Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are separating took the nation by storm, sending people into fits of despair and wondering if love could possibly exist. But while this is devastating news, love DOES exist, Amy and Will are going to LOOOOVE AGAIN stronger than before, even if it takes a life time to get over it, heaven only knows, and we are all going to be okay. We can get over this together. Let’s do this.
1. First, let’s have a good cry.
It’s okay. Get it all out. You’ll feel better in 4:06. You need this. Bye-bye, goodbye, they tried.
2. Look at this picture of the couple in happier days.
Listen, I’m not trying to torture you. It wasn’t all bad. They had happy, wonderful days. And they will both have more happy days. Separately. Or together! You NEVER know. Also, this picture is a reminder that they were a very good thing. It is a good thing that they happened, even if it has to stop.
3. But seriously: you can see how it’d be rough.
As we’ve discussed, being in a relationship with a comedian isn’t easy. And two comedians? That’s double the ego, double the jokes — it couldn’t have been easy. Especially in the spotlight.
4. It’s all happened before and it will all happened again.
Remember when it was Seal and Heidi? Or Arnold and Maria? Or your two best friends who you thought would be together forever? This stuff happens. And as Chiara asks,
Are we focused too much on happily ever after? Should we content ourselves with “Happily for a long, long time”? Is a relationship only an inspiration if it’s unending? Does it have to be til death-do-them-part, or can we we look up to and admire relationships that, for the better part of multiple decades, really did seem to work? As you continue your search for a relationship, what sort of longevity are you looking for? Obviously “forever” is an ideal answer. But if it came between having someone for the better half of my life and then breaking up, or being perpetually single, I’d probably choose the former option.
5. Let’s be mad for a sec.
It’s okay — these are healthy feelings. Let it out.
6. Don’t give up on everlasting love.
It exists. We have proof.
7. We must stay strong for Archie.
8. Read some funny tweets about it.
Amy and Will would want us to laugh.
Will Arnett and Amy Poehler are breaking up due to a series of escalating dares
— hell_homer (@hell_homer) September 6, 2012
Amy Poehler and Will Arnett Split.I want to punch this day in the face. — TheBloggess (@TheBloggess) September 6, 2012
How long is it acceptable for me to cry over the Amy Poehler/Will Arnett split? Is 4 weeks okay? — Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) September 7, 2012
Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are divorcing. If those two crazies can’t make it work, who can?
— Sarah (@SarahSJE) September 7, 2012
The breakup of Amy Poehler and Will Arnett has actually hit me harder than the breakup of any of my real-life friends or family.
— erikmissio (@erikmissio) September 7, 2012
But let’s remember not to be too dramatic about it.
Will Arnett and Amy Poehler over…..THIS MEANS THAT MY LIFE IS OVER. I’m dead to the world.
— Britannia Storm (@bgilland) September 7, 2012
9. Here is your coping material.
10. Let’s get happy for them.
I don’t mean to be flippant about this because I’m sure this will take some time, but… they can date again! There can be new love. And that is exciting. Guys, when you’re ready:
Plus, here are 15 perks to being single and dating. (There are way, way more.)
11. Time for one more song.
This one is more uplifting.