15 People Weigh in on the Worst Way to Break up with Someone


This should be interesting…

Have you ever broken up with someone or been dumped in a very unceremonious fashion? It really sucks.

AskReddit users went on the record to share what they think are the worst ways to break up with someone.

1. Oh, that’s nice!

“Dude sent me a screen shot of him with my girl laying on his chest on Valentine’s Day while I was overnight in a hotel for work many hours away.”

2. I want a divorce

“27 years or so ago, my ex wife made love to me, then right after while still lying in bed together in the afterglow she took off her ring and gave it to me and said she wanted a divorce. I couldn’t believe she had done it that way, although I was ready for it to be over. She said she thought it would be the nicest way to do it…I thought it was pretty ruthless…whatever. heh”

3. That’s classy

“She started making out with another dude while we were at a party, all sitting on the same couch. That deflates the romance pretty quickly.”

4. Uh oh

“Tell them that they can spend Christmas in your guest room when they visit because someone else will be staying in their room with them.”

5. Brutal

“In a group text.”

6. Joke’s on you

“I found out my ex and I weren’t together after he posted an Instagram picture with his best friend of 3 years saying “It only took me 3 years to ask her out”.

7. Man, that’s rough!

“My college roommate spent an entire weekend with his girlfriend from another state knowing he was going to break up with her. When he took her to drop off at the train station on Sunday, he waited until she was leaning in with the car door open to kiss him goodbye.

Broke the news instead of kissing her, didn’t even unbuckle and get out. She stood there stunned with bags on the curb and he closed the door and drove off.”

8. Major ghosted

“Leave and never return, don’t send any messages, block them from all social media, never tell them the reason. Losing someone who you thought was fine with you so suddenly in such a quiet and confusing way will really fuck with someone’s anxiety and self esteem.”

9. Very official

“By notarized letter.”

10. Whoops

“By marrying their sister.”

11. Great guy

“Back in high school (20ish years ago) I remember hearing about a couple having the following phone converation:

Guy: Hey, guess who broke up today?
Girl: Who?!
Guy: Us!”

12. Not bitter

“Probably either on the second day of a 7-day trip, or on the second hour of a 9-hour fucking bus ride where you still have to be within 10 feet of each other for the rest of the damn trip.

Not that I’m bitter or anything.”

13. Nice and simple


14. Listen, slugger…

“By telling their kid first.”

15. It usually all works out!

“Was working away in another country for a year and would come back for a week every 3-4 months. To make up for being away I’d spoil her with gifts, getting flowers delivered to her house, buying her massage/fuel/food vouchers she could use whenever etc, this was on top of messenging her and video calling whenever I could despite the unfriendly time zones. Basically I was doing what I could in the position I was in, the plan was to buy us a house when I got back, it was a whole reason for me taking the job in the first place.

The year is up, and I give her my flight details for my last trip home, she wanted to pick me up from the airport. Messages me an hour before I get on the plane to tell me she had been cheating with her ex pretty much the entire time I was away, and that were over because ‘she needs some time to herself’

I was bitter and heartbroken but fell on my feet and met the best girl ever a month later. Ended up taking new girlfriend on a year long world trip with some of the money I’d saved, the ex finds out about this and completely flips her shit and damn it still feels good even today.”