I know many of you out there are still feeling upset and unsettled about the Fall Out Boy breakup that happened a little while back, and believe me - as a once obsessed fan - I understand your hurt.
Let's recap a little bit here.
So Fall Out Boy broke up around 2010 or so if I'm not mistaken. Since then, let's look at the positives that have come out of it.
1) Patrick Stump went solo - and has made a good album and an EP so far and done a good share of tour shows.
2) Pete Wentz helped make and is actively a part of BlackCards and has had some success and some disagreements amongst the group members causing some to split and some to stay - but either way, it paved a new beginning for his group to experiment more.
3) Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley became active in a group comprised of also Keith Buckley, Josh Newton, Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano called The Damned Things but is now on hiatus after an album - Trohman formed up with With Knives - Hurley plays drums in another band called Enabler.
Whether or not you think the band's breakup was a good thing or not, you can still see, they're all doing well for the most part. Sure, I miss them, I miss them together, writing songs and having a good time with the four of them like they used to in all the backstage videos and live shows that they did. Times change, and so do many people's ideas of what they want to do with themselves be it deciding what to eat or what to write. Deep down, we all know that Pete, Patrick, Andy & Joe all enjoyed their time as "Fall Out Boy" and probably will never forget the good that came of it, and as you sit and think about how sad you are about their breakup, just think of how well they are doing right now. It's unknown whether or not there will ever be another Fall Out Boy record in the future, but don't give up hope. People change, as well as ideas, and maybe their split was what they needed at the time, we all need a break from things we love from time to time. To get our lives straight, to fix things around us, to tend to people around us.
I guess what I'm trying to say is, as bitter as it seems, don't give up hope, and don't give up your love for Fall Out Boy. Enjoy what has been made and treasure it. They made a connection with us, the fans, that no other band can replace.
I hope this eases some of your thoughts, and helps you feel a little bit better about the situation.