Karina (Yu JiMin) and Winter (Kim MinJeong) had been dating for almost three years. They met in their freshman year in college. They became roommates then best friends. On their second year, they started dating each other. Then life after college happened. Every relationship has its ups and downs, and they bravely weathered them together as lovers should, but life after college is nothing like they imagined. As it turns out, they are unprepared for a lot of things. When the truth is ugly and harsh-such as realizing that sacrifices must be made in order to outgrow a chapter in your life-it can be hard to swallow. Unfortunately, sometimes making sacrifices means letting go of the person you love. Perhaps, there are certain people in your life who will appear at a specific time and for a specific cause. People come and go. So when it's time for them to leave, you must let them out of your life. "death by a thousand cuts" follows two women in their early twenties as they navigate life after breaking-up.