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[update] Thanks for the amazing support guys! you make me feel like I have a huge internet family. :iconlovelyheartsplz: I truly appreciate all your comments, notes and well wishes. ♥ You're the best.
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Thanks everyone who's been supporting us for all those years. Seven years is a lot of history, and I am very grateful for the time we had.
Even though this is a very personal thing and happened a while ago, I decided to draw this to work through the situation for myself, but also because I regularly get messages from people asking about us as a couple.
Answering them was difficult, and keeping it quietly to myself felt heavy.

I will not answer any personal questions about the matter, I hope you understand. 
I'd also like to ask those who know him not to contact him about this. Thanks, it means a lot.

To all those who are/have gone through breakups: hang in there. Have a big hug from me. :iconsweethugplz:



You may share from my official sites (Facebook Tumblr) and as long as credit or a link back is given! Please do not repost on sites that make money off my work (9gag etc) When in doubt, just ask me! Thank you.

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Aelex Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Still love this piece though these days it feels painful to look at it. I and my boyfriend decided to take a break. We still love each other, but being together doesn't work out that well... All the work is up to me and I have a lot of stress in university too and we don't really spend time together together. It's more living next to each other. I miss him much and I'm still fighting tears and am in mood that it won't get better... friends and family aren't really helpful either.
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Lea007 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Filmographer
I love this piece. I remember when I first found your comics, I thought you two were adorable and much like me and my boyfriend. I broke up with my boyfriend recently (after 2 years, 1 year living together), we both agreed that we were changing and wanted different things in a relationship. A lot of people have been asking why because we seemed so happy all the time, but there are things that happen between two people that can be oblivious to others.
This comic described exactly what I am going through at the moment. You have times where you feel sad, but your friends and family are there to support you and knowing that they all care about you is the best feeling.
Although I am commenting on this a bit late haha I feel like this resonates with me a lot now :)
You are not alone :heart:
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TheWriterWuck Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Nice drawing
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KittySib Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:tighthug: My internet family is also a huge support to me no matter what's going on. I'm so glad you have such a good one! :D
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ahri-ana1022 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016
thank you for always putting a smile on my face when I read your comics(: this one hits me on a personal level also and it made me feel so much better<3 you are an amazing person!! Aloha au ia 'oe 
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Wagusad Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
*hugs u*
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kayemma Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This may be a few or more years ago but I'm happy you moved on im still kind of trying to get over Ben an my break up even though it was a month ago...
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haleyexe Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Student Photographer
I broke up with my boyfreind cause he cheated on me....the best way to handle it is to Punch Dumped Love 
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DancingSamurai1031 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I know this is a year old and all but I thought I'd let you know that I'm glad you got through it~
I had a pretty crappy breakup with someone a while back and we'd been together for 3 years ( which is pretty good for a couple of highschoolers, whos normal relationship span is about a week to 5 months...) 
We're still friends and all, but every time I talk to him, I can't help but feel hurt.

But your art always makes me feel better, with you're silly expressions and adorable kitties~!

You keep on keepin on~!

Ich Liebe Dich
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storminparadise Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
It's like so cute that you wrote 'I love you' because you'd never say that in Germany unless it's real love, like reeeeeaaaaaaal love. For Mikiko's case rather say 'Ich habe dich lieb' (means something like: You are important to me and I care for you). Yet, 'Ich liebe dich' is so nice in the way you meant it :)
I don't even know why I'm writing this. Maybe I am just very very bored... And I wish you loads of strength for all the future-meetings with this someone.
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emilee1401 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
YOU ARE AMAZING EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY! We all love your work!

Anyone who breaks up with you is missing out on the amazingness that is Mikiko!
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Professional
Haha, your comment made me smile. thank you! This is now over a year old, so I have had time to get back on my feet. Been living happily and getting better every day. ♥
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JaiyaPapaya Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Student General Artist
I feel that way a lot but I don't have support via internet or real life.
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GhostHead-Nebula Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015
Eww... After comenintg an old pic of you I found this.


Now I feel like a fool :V
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:iconhaleyexe:
haleyexe Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Student Photographer
We are always here....even if you have the app
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meyers99 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im not sure what happened, and i dont wanna ask but if your feeling better now im happy for you ;) hope you feel better...
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J-ko Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
I remember reading about your relationship back then, and I only just saw this strip. 
I'm sorry to hear what happened :(
But it's good to see that you had supportive family and friends to see you through it. I didn't have the same luxury with my ex, and it made me quite bitter and angry towards my friends/family for a few years. I've gotten better over time, thankfully.
Hope you're still okay, and will continue to be.

 Huggle! 
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PicassoEnigma Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Um....what happened?
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0Sharkness0 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Student Filmographer
I need to follow you T-T <3
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Sozo-ryuku Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Well, this is really confirming my fears of dating in the future
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Skinny-Stick Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really glad you're okay- I'm sure it was a really hard time for you. Just remember that you'll always have someone else by your side when things get tough.
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Iceygirl123 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Student Interface Designer
my ship is broken ;^;
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Cloudelfish Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Chat Icon - Gross sobbing Chat Icon - Gross sobbing Chat Icon - Gross sobbing cried Pinkie Pie icon :blushes: SPN FREE HUGZ Taiga and Minori (I miss you hug) [V1] 
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Usagi-Haise Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is what i need, forget and move on.....cuz i know i'll be ok...and like seasons...people change...amazing story btw
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KristyApril Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Huggle! Heart 
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moussur Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
It's so cute. That's nearly making me cry, even if I didn't know you before today.
Your creations are awesome. Thanks a lot for sharing your work, you really made my day.
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BellaSylph Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that's so sad!! I enjoyed your happy comics together. I hope things ended amicably. Lots of love.
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Snowvoice Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist
If nothing else, one day you can look someone straight in the eyes and say 'But I lived through it. And it made me who I am today.'

Egal, wie sehr man sich dagegen wehrt, jeder Mensch fällt irgendwann einmal. Und das ist eine schreckliche Erfahrung. Aber wenn es etwas Gutes am Fallen gibt, dann ist es die Chance, die man seinen Freunden gibt, einen aufzufangen.

Bleib du selbst ;)
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:iconzombiesmile:
Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional
thank you. 

Da hast du hast Recht. Ich habe auch gemerkt wer meine echten Freunde sind, auf wen ich mich verlassen kann und vor allem, wie stark ich allein sein kann.
gottseidank bin ich relativ schnell wieder auf beiden beinen gewesen und heute geht es mir besser denn je. ´v `

Danke für die schönen Worte.
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kisapuppy92 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
I know this comic was made awhile ago but I just want to say it's really inspiring. My 5 year engament ended Not to long ago and it was a huge shock for me. I'm still not sure for his reasons why and its been extremely tough to get through. However, when I'm at my worst I look at this comic and know I will be ok someday too and I'll be able to smile and laugh like I use to . Thank you so much for your work. <3
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional
I hope you feel better soon. My recovery was relatively fast thanks to many people by my side... I hiope you also get loads of love and support! 
When things even out you will come out of it as a stronger or wiser (or both?) person.
I've learned a lot from this too, even at this age.
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SpikeyMacksy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
This is why I replace people with dogs.
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xXPainted-PortraitXx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Student General Artist
dogs can be so much better than peopleDog Face dog intensifies :mlgmontage: Foxy Intensifies Chat Icon Walking The Dog Jake Foxy's Puppy Kisses (Chat Icon) Sad Foxy Chat Icon WHO'S A GOOD BOY?!?! (Foxy Chat Icon) Emoticon: DONUT DOG PLEASE. Spot The Pup Emoji - 1 [happy w/ tongue] ARDILLA  see? its amazing (depending on opinion)
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional
it is understandable. I love dogs too, and they are pretty awesome to have by your side when things aren't so peachy.
but people can be awesome too, you just have to find out who is a true friend and who is not, and finding out can be a painful process.
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KawaiiAnett Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don`t worry Miki~ Ene (Smile) [V7] We`re never gonna leave you! Hang in thereRacing Girl Emoji (Ehehe) [V4] and don`t forget that you`re not alone and you`re not the only one <3 Komari Kamikita (Smile) [V1]  
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional
aww, thank you! I never doubted you guys ever. thanks for being awesome!
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Yowanne Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Ahh, :( do not be discouraged babe, we, his fans are here to cheer you and show you how much his art and his creativity is amazing!
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional
hey thanks <333 I am doing very well nowadays, but I am still amazed at the love I receive in comments here. thank you!
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amsa95 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i hope you get back together soon :iconluvluvplz: 

and GET MARRIED! //slapped

soz im weird ; ; 
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional
I know you're young, but you should be careful when writing these things, especially if you don't know the circumstances. I know you don't mean to be hurtful, but there's a lot of hidden, personal history here, and I am sorry to say your suggestion will never happen.
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amsa95 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im so sorry..
i didnt mean to be hurtful really!
i hope you can forgive me.. 
im really sorry , i didnt know..
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional
it's alright, I am not mad at you. I just felt you might need to know. it's very easy to be misunderstood on the internet, and relationships are a touchy subject for many. 
still, thanks for your enthusiasm and such. :) Hope you will enjoy my work even if the relationship is over...
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amsa95 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank youu<33 :iconcraiyuiplz:
of course i will enjoy your works!! :iconcraiplz:
a love your cute comics and your art and everything ~~ :iconasdfghplz:
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electrico22 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
love is difficult but it will one day be your dream
Prince come I promise you
When you choose someone then do it with your heart big hug for you from sweden!!!!!! :hug:
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional
well I don't believe in dream princes, but I am pretty happy right now. c: thanks for your kind words! -hugs back- <333
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electrico22 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
you are so welcome
and hugs back close
love your job, you are awesome
thank you commented back to me

BIG HUG <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<<3<3<<3
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Navijunior Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
:hug:
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Pokespecshipper Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
 i made the same mistake as the guy below me
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Pokespecshipper Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
oops
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