RK Bagatsing learns lessons from a breakup: 'Give yourself time to grieve' | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

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RK Bagatsing. Image: Instagram/@bagatsingrk

Breaking up with a girlfriend during a holiday season made RK Bagatsing realize that pushing back realities can take its toll on one’s body.

Bagatsing recalled how he broke up with the girl and how he consequently got emotional a month after the break-up.

“Nu’ng nag-break, parang ang daming distractions. A lot of things are happening – parties, may nag-birthday and my sister from the States umuwi, siyempre, may get-together. Sobrang daming nangyari for like a month. I was trying to push back everything, ‘yung thoughts. Ayaw mong i-dissect what happened,” he said during the online press conference for the miniseries “The Goodbye Girl” last Jan. 31.

(When we broke up, it seemed as if there were too many distractions… someone had a birthday and my sister from the States went back home, there were get-togethers. So many things happened for what seemed like a month… You wouldn’t want to dissect what happened.)

When the holidays were over, that’s when the actor suddenly felt the rush of emotions.

“I remember I was just driving and then nag-park sa gilid kasi biglang bumuhos lahat sa akin ng emosyon. Parang ang tagal mong pinush back, hindi na pala kaya ng katawan mo,” he said.

(I remember I was just driving and then I needed to park at the side because all of the emotions just flowed in me. It’s as if I held them back for so long, it turned out that my body could not take it anymore.)

“I guess, the lesson there is you just have to face it. Give yourself time to grieve about it, to be sad kasi tao ka lang (because you’re only human),” he said.

The journey, he said, makes you learn something.

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RK Bagatsing. Image: Instagram/@bagatsingrk

“It’s a good lesson for you to be better. Sabi nga nila (As they say), someday you’ll find your better half but you have to do a better version of yourself muna (first). Keep rocking those experiences,” he advised.

Bagatsing plays husband to Angelica Panganiban’s Ynna character in “The Goodbye Girl.” He said he realized something when he initially read the script.

“Kapag iniwan ka kasi ay parang nawawalan ka ng identity kasi parang matagal nang nakakabit ang identity sa kasama mo. Kapag nawala ‘yung taong ‘yun, hindi mo alam kung sino ka, kung saan ka magsisimula uli,” he said.

(When you are broken up with, it’s like you lose your identity because your identity appears to be attached to your partner for the longest time. When you lose that person, you don’t know who you are and where you will start all over again.)

“The Goodbye Girl” streams on Feb. 14, with a new episode dropping daily on the iWantTFC app (iOs and Android) and website (iwanttfc.com). JB


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