These Awful Breakup Stories Will Definitely Make You Cringe

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Going through a break-up is the worst. There’s almost no way to do it well, and there are a million ways to do it terribly. Certain break-ups are so bad that hearing about them can give someone a pit in their stomach.

Some fictional break-ups are iconic, such as Berger breaking up with Carrie on a Post-It, or Warner dumping Elle because she’s “too blonde.” But, sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction.

On r/AskReddit, people answered the question, “What’s the worst way someone has broken up with you?” The answers were deeply cringe-worthy.

Keep reading to revisit some all-time fictional, and some too real, break-up stories.

One of the most memorable moments in the show was the break-up between Carrie and Berger. He left a break-up Post-It for her with “Don’t hate me,” and then ghosted. What the actual heck is that?

Warner was a complete moron for breaking up with her, but it spurred her to get her law degree and meet dreamboat Emmett. What, like it’s hard?

Getting dumped while fully naked is a new level of humiliating and hilarious. This fictional embarrassment led Peter to write a puppet show and meet Mila Kunis. If you’re going to get dumped, pray it’s in the first act of your movie.

We’d been together for 3 years. She borrowed several hundred dollars from me a week before (knowing the whole time that she was going to do this). When she broke up with me, all she did was tell me that she didn’t love me anymore. No discussion, no explanation, nothing. She then kept the break-up secret, moved to another city, mooched off of my friends, trashed their apartment, and nearly killed their dog. – cyrus_hunter  

Changed their fb status to in a relationship with someone else.wormbreath

Got a text that read. “Hey just found out my cousin’s boyfriend was molesting her daughter. I can’t trust anyone around my son. Sorry, but it’s over.” Wouldn’t return my calls or text after that.benfishin33

She told me she didn’t want to be married anymore while we were gasping and recovering from sex. – Tzaddik_1726


Traveled 5 hours by train to see me only to get my house, say she doesn’t love me and that she wants to break up.
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She leaves, I cry for about 15 minutes then call my best friend and ask if he can come over with some beers so I’m not home alone all weekend. I hear her in the background asking him something.
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Yup, she traveled 5 hours to break up with me so she could fuck my best friend without feeling guilty about it (I no longer talk to him).
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AkariAkaza


Was with her for just shy of 2 years. Holidays, Festivals, discussions of marriage the lot.
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Claimed she lived at home with her Mum, who had terminal cancer, and as a result, her mum didn’t want to bring anyone new into her life as the pain of knowing she would soon leave them was too much. Therefore we spent all our time at mine and I never met her family or mum.
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Received a message from a guy one night asking how I knew her, I explained, turns out her Mum was fine, and she had been engaged to this guy and living with him the entire time…they were due to get married in a fortnight.
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Still blows my mind that she managed to play us both so well the entire time.
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(So technically, I guess he kind of ended it by revealing the truth lol. I just wished him the best of luck and cut all ties immediately, didn’t give her the satisfaction of letting her know she had hurt me)
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b4rn5ey


By not telling me at all. We had been together for 3-4 weeks and one day I was just coming home from work and I saw her walking with another dude. I confronted her in front of him and the conversation went something like this :
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Me: “Hey (her name), who’s this?”
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Her: “Oh, hey, this is (his name), my boyfriend.”
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Me: “Uhmm haven’t we been in a relationship for like a month now?”
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Her: “Ugh I guess, but we clearly broke up yesterday evening.”
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Me : *visible confusion
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We didn’t break up that evening, we just had a minor squabble about how we should spend more time together (I was working 12s that week), we even kissed when I was leaving her place and she told me “I love you”.
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I was so astounded I couldn’t even be mad. Forgot about her in a few weeks and moved on with my life.
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yrugay1

I was 17. He was my first everything, pretty much. 8 months into the relationship, lying naked in my bed, he says, “I don’t love you. I never did. I just wanted to have fun.” I’m almost 30, and I’m over it, but I still wonder what the fuck made him do that. – LumpySpaceDingus


The entire relationship:
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Him:*signs onto MSN Messenger*
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Him: “Hey”
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Me: “Hey”
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Him: “will you go out with me?”
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Me:*internally screaming with joy* Yes!
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Him: “awesome. I love u”
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Me: “ummm cool”
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Him: “Say it back”
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Me: “We just started dating, I don’t love you yet”
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Him: “It’s over”
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12-year-old me was pretty sad.
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uhxohkristina


By making me do the break-up for him.
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He slowly withdrew emotionally and started to become increasingly irritable and inconsiderate. If I brought up any of these issues he would act insulted, at how I could think that of him or say/imply maybe it was my fault for not being considerate enough of him and what he was going through.
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It was so slow and incremental, it took me a long time to figure out we weren’t going through a “rough patch.” Or he wasn’t having a hard time that I needed to support him through.
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With my last remaining crumb of energy and self-esteem, I did what he wanted all along and did the breaking up for him, I broke my own heart. He screamed and insulted me, stole a bunch of my stuff, and later I found out he gave me the kind of HPV that gives you cancer (which I did get, but was treated).
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zazzlekdazzle

Over text, but she texted my best friend and told him to tell me she’s done with me. She was terrible before she did that tho.TacticalWatermellon

He literally ran away. We got back from a gig and I went to put some ice cream in the freezer only to hear footsteps and the door slamming. Ran out and he was legging it down the road.idlewildgirl


NYE: Took my then-wife of 13 years to get couples massage, then a fancy dinner. Paid good money to get into a club she wanted to go to. I go get us drinks and when I return, she whispers in my ear “Let’s just be friends”
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TLDR: got friend-zoned after two kids and over a decade of marriage
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Tbh, I like being not married to her better so no biggie now
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stellarbeing


Started by showing up while I was in the hospital and saying they would give me a ride home so my foster mom went home.
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Then stormed out after sitting with me for hours and telling my doctor I didn’t need pain meds. Why did he storm out? My exam was “too sexual” for him. He couldn’t handle that my doctor was a man, but also laughed at the idea of a female doctor.
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Came back two hours later after I finally cracked and asked for meds. Right as the doctor came in with the meds.
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Yelled at me for being weak and putting poisons in my body.
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Stormed back out.
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Never came back and the next day texted me to say that my health was too stressful for him.
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Then, he showed up at my house while I was at a doctor’s appointment… and accused me of cheating on him because I wasn’t home.
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He also cheated on me. Probably a lot.
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And assaulted me, which led to some of the health problems I was dealing with that day.
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Overall… I hope you crash the piece of poo motorcycle you planned on using to take me home.
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postitfrustrations


I took my girlfriend of one week to homecoming freshman year, and right after we got there she walked away and had her friend come and say she wanted to break up.
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I had a separated shoulder from football, and I remember chilling there in my sling feeling bummed as hell.
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Later that night, she came over and asked me to slow dance and I told her to f off
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Lead5alad

I had a bf when I was five but I don’t remember if we ever actually broke it off… He’s probably cheating on me right now smhrickartmort

She cheated on me with 5 different women in 10 days. Whilst I was in hospital. Having brain surgery. She dumped me two days after I came out of hospital, whilst at her parents’ house, on Christmas Day.shinyhappycat

She hit me with a car.greyz3n


Fucking some other dude for the last 3 months of our relationship.

Also fucking that dude for the first three months of our relationship.

Turns out I started out as the ‘other man’ and had no idea.


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– thesnakeinthegarden
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We were all hanging out together at the friend’s house, my boyfriend keeps trying to get it on with me despite me politely declining like 100 times bc I’m not feeling that great, plus we’re at the friend’s house and that would be weird/rude.
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My friend even starts joking about how mean I am, telling me I should keep my boyfriend satisfied and making me feel guilty.
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Well as the night goes on we’re all under a blanket on the sofa watching a movie together, when I start hearing my friend quietly moaning. I try to ignore it, in denial I guess, but when the moaning gets louder I look over and yep, there they are mid-fuck right next to me.
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The best part is that the boyfriend was my ride home, so I just fucking sat there waiting for them to finish, waiting for him to decide to leave and then drive me home in complete silence.
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The next time we saw each other, a few days later, he acted as if nothing had happened. He tried to kiss me and put his arm around me. All I could offer was a sad laugh and a final “no.”
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Xandango68


High school. I’m dating a guy who is out of high school.
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I worked at a Dairy Queen. A girl from my school comes through the drive-through. As I’m handing her her order, I see that the very distinct ring I gave my boyfriend is on her finger.
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I have to admit, it took me a minute because I was confused about how she could have this ring. I finally snapped to and asked her “Did Bob give you that ring?”
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She said yes and how did I know? “Because I gave it to him. He’s my boyfriend.”
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She immediately took it off, gave it to me and left.
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A few minutes later my “boyfriend” comes flying in the door and starts yelling at me for “getting him in trouble”. Yeah, I know how to pick ’em.
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As he continues to yell at me, I’m just staring at him with all the anger that’s in me.
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A friend of his (Mike) happened to be sitting in the dining room and Mike comes up the counter and whispers something to Bob. They both go outside.
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Bob comes back in and sheepishly says “Mike said if I didn’t apologize to you he’d beat my ass.”
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I have to admit having Bob’s friend, Mike, who I barely knew, stand up for me was one of the best things that ever happened to me.
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And yes, Mike and I started dating. He was a really nice guy.
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awhq


“I never loved you, I don’t love you and I never will. You’re not worth 10 seconds of my time.”
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This was after a year of telling me I was #1, that he loved me and would always love me, that I was the one person he wanted to talk to every single day. He had never felt this way about anyone before, he’d take a bullet for me, his heart would beat so fast and hands would sweat when he was with me because he was nervous, he promised forever, etc.
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He swore on his mother’s life, he swore to God, etc…..then we had sex, he gave me genital herpes and ghosted me. He was the second partner I’ve ever had and I used condoms with first.
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Anyway, when I cried and begged for an explanation, that was the response. I spent the next year literally crying every single day, multiple times a day.
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Qwert_yu


On my birthday.
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At the party.
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In front of everybody.
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KhaosElement

By fax.Raptonez

Went to his parents’ house for Christmas, three hours away. Obviously took the same vehicle since you know, we lived together. Started acting weird as soon as we got there, broke up with me the night before we were supposed to open presents.adh26


Told me she loved me for the first time, snuck into my place and left me flowers, planned a trip for my birthday together, introduced me to her parents even though I told her I wasn’t ready to meet them yet, was invited to mothers day brunch with her family.
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And then she broke up with me without ever giving me a hint that anything was wrong.
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All of this happened in about 2 weeks.
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GiraffeSmoothie


In a note. That he handed to me. While sitting in his room.
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That was fun.
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