Breakups are rarely easy, but a few are downright ridiculous. Breaking up via text message is generally considered a faux-pas if you’re trying to be considerate about the breakup, but that didn’t stop these people. From brutally honest texts to misunderstandings of disastrous proportions, these text messages highlight the full awkward (and often hurtful) potential of breaking up over Messenger.
Here are some of the worst conceivable breakup situations, all conducted over text messages.
Let’s be real here…that is PRETTY MUCH why break-ups happen.At least they can both still agree on one thing...
via: PinterestAnd then there are times when magic tricks don't quite work the way they're supposed to.
This person devolved from regular texts to nothing but emojis.You know what they say about pictures being worth a thousand words. Or, in this case, they're worth roughly one sentence.
This one is for Batman fans.This person copied a breakup speech from Batman, almost word for word. Well, at least it's articulate.
Self-esteem is a beautiful thing.Break-ups may be tough, but maintaining self-love can go a long way towards easing the pain.
Why would someone ask this?
How awkward…It's never fun when everyone else knows about something major before you do.
This person went about their breakup in all the wrong ways.Maybe don’t ask for your soon-to-be ex’s help in breaking up with them.
Wrong breakup?All in all, it's a pretty terrible way to find out your husband is cheating.
This person's ex wasn't quite getting the message.Sometimes the message doesn’t always sink in right away.
And now for the ultimate breakup… between middle schoolers.
HAHAHAHAH oh my god 😂😂😭 my sisters "official break up" with her bf http://t.co/IGyglQQA6m— Madi Nickens (@Madi Nickens)1435633116.0
This text-breakup came in the form of an ultimatum:
via: ImgurReally, kid?
As long as the Xbox is okay...Someone had their priorities in order (same, though).
via: ImgurNot technically a breakup (probably); this text exchange is just smooth.
via: ImgurHuh, never heard of this town before…
via: ImgurWe're guessing this wasn't the acronym and phrase they were expecting.
via: ImgurText-dumpings aren't great, but semi-ghosting someone isn't any better.
via: ImgurSure, definitely the hair.
via: AlwaysWritesThis text is a really elaborate attempt to disguise something insulting as something courteous.
The entitlement is physically painful with this guy.
via: SmoshWhat a 'save.'
Use your words!
via: PinterestThose texts officially have too many individual letters removed or substituted to be considered proper 'words.'
via: PinterestWorst case of mistaken identity, ever.
Through disappointment, two friends found each other.
via: PinterestThis is the start of a beautiful friendship!
via: PinterestHuh. Looks like this one actually went okay?
via: PinterestMay they rest in peace.
via: PinterestNow THAT is a rough way to hear about impending divorce.
via: TumblrWell, maintaining your health is of the utmost importance...
via: PinterestBlunt, yet clever enough that you can't help but chuckle.
via: PinterestThis person is extremely unwilling to admit defeat.
via: PinterestWow, to give someone false hope and then snatch it away...that's cold.
The ultimate insult.
via: TwitterThe evidence is overwheming. People, don't leave your significant others in Walmart.
This isn't a text, per se, just funny.
via: ImgurAt least you could say that sending your ex a hot pizza pie is better than giving some "cold comfort" instead!
Andy messed up.
via: ImgurThis is why they always say that honesty is the better policy, Andy!
This is a really weird thing to send your ex.
via: ImgurOkay, I can't say that I know ANYONE who tries to get romantic attention by sending Sims screenshots.
Less breakup, more post-breakup antagonism.
via: ImgurSome people just can't resist slipping back into the DMs to give their exes a hard time.
This is hardly poetic.
via: ImgurHaving the person you're about to break up with type out part of the rhyme just seems unnecessarily rude!
Jokes and breakups just don't mix.
via: ImgurYou feel like breaking up with someone and all of a sudden you're a comedian? Nah.
More exes exchanging jibes.
via: ImgurTexting your ex to remind them how much you don't like them? Huh, what's the opposite of 'romantic'?
Sometimes you learn more than you meant to.
via: ImgurEverything is out in the open, now...even if it happened in a pretty unpleasant way.
Congrats on the engagement!
via: ImgurHonestly, though...that's a pretty great gift to get from an annoying ex.
Do me a favor...
Don't get your exes mixed up!
via: Imgur...The relationship can't have been that memorable if they're accidentally texting someone else they dated instead!