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I Wanna Know What's the Worst Way to Break Up

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    The worst way to break up is knowing you are in

    love with this person but that you can't give them everything that they need. So you end it because they deserve to be happy and you feel an over powering duty to protect them even if that means hurting yourself. This is the worst because their pain becomes anger towards you and...
    GreenEyedFox GreenEyedFox 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8, 2014

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    How It Happened To Me

    It was the Summer of '11 and I landed a job for summer employment. I worked on fields and did landscaping. Shoveling, Raking, and Wheelbarrowing dirt. It was good decent pay. A good start to my dreams, to leave home and make something for myself and my girl. I was in love with a...
    Orchards Orchards 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 3, 2012

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    Worst Breakups Ever

    Okay, so I have two stories to share with you! One happened a few years ago. He was actually my first kiss. We had been dating for 2 weeks, when suddenly, i was texting him on Easter, and he sent me a text that was something like: "Well, we don't see each other often so I'm...
    Echoshadows13 Echoshadows13 22-25, F Sep 29, 2013

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    "would It Make You Feel Better If..."

    So I was about 21, dating this hot shot (in his opinion anyway) businessman a few years older than me. I figured he had a few extra years to be mature. Not so much.We dated for about a year, and then one night when we went to dinner he told me it wasn't working out, he couldn't...
    jewelie1981 jewelie1981 26-30 5 Responses Jun 8, 2011

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    Text Message Break-up

    His ring tone goes off, so you pull your phone out of your pocket happily. You open the message expecting some happy "I love you" text. But your hopes are crushed when you read the small, but hurtful four words. "We are over." You read the message over and over, and you wonder...
    beaniebaby13 beaniebaby13 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 18, 2011

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    This Did Not Happen To Me

    The worst way to break up is finding your boyfriend making out with your mom on your birthday. At first your 😳. Give it a second to settle in 😨. Lastly O HELL NO 😡.
    KrissAych KrissAych 16-17, F Nov 11, 2013

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    I don't think it's the worst

    but it's pretty much a ****** way to break up. This is how my ex broke with me: She: i think we should stop seeing each other... Me: why? She: because i don't feel the same way I kept writing her asking this and that,but she just stopped replying. It was a long distance...
    miserableamy miserableamy 18-21, F Mar 23, 2014

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    I Know a Bad Way..

    It was a Wednesday. I had originally planned to go jogging at my favorite park, which happens to be located to my ex's apartment. I told him about how I wanted to work out, and he invited me to join him at the gym. I agreed, and met with him. We talked for a while, and started...
    daydr3am daydr3am 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 19, 2007

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    Never Told Me We Broke Up.

    I was dating a girl for a few months and it was going really great till the end of our relationship. She stopped talking to me all together or said she was busy. When we did "Break up" which we never really did she never said anything or said we broke up... She just moved on to...
    Somethingstrangetentacle Somethingstrangetentacle 26-30, M May 6, 2013

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    The Worst Way...

    Email. The cheapest, most detached, most impersonal, and hurtful way to break up with someone you were once close to. Happened to me once. Worse than a slap in the face, the email implied "It's easier to do it this way than to treat you like a human being and give you...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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    Worst For Who? Sweet Revenge When Breaking Up

    Hi everyone, Got a message pointing me to this group after posting my story to the Like Revenge group. Thought you might like to read it, so I'll post it here. The worst way to break up? That depends for who - sometimes the worst for the person you dump can be the best for...
    Helenfreespirit Helenfreespirit 22-25, F 3 Responses May 15, 2010

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    Number One Worse Way To Break Up

    By far the worse break up I have gone through was a couple years ago. I had been dating this guy for five or six months and everything seemed to be OK. But just one random day he shoot me a text saying "We should break up". Later that day I found out the night before he had gone...
    LostLotus LostLotus 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 19, 2011

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    This Has Got To Be The Worst Way......

    I was pretty young at the time. About 14 or so, and she was the same age. We'd been going out for a while and it was pretty serious. (Well, as serious as it gets at 14....) All of a sudden, one day she starts to kind of distance herself from me. Not talking to me as much. I...
    LilyOfTheCity LilyOfTheCity 18-21, T 2 Responses Apr 27, 2010

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    Childhood Sweetheart NOT!

    I met this guy when I was 7 we stayed together til 10th grade. I was always a tomboy but it never seemed to bother him til one day we were out walking with a few of his friends and got jumped I took care of it nobody else fought but me. At first it was ok but later on I guess his...
    Taumilynn Taumilynn 36-40 5 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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    Wow For Me It Would Have To Be......

    this relationship that I was in for 3 years, we lived together I knew her family she knew mine, I was like a step dad to her kids, we had a great thing and talked about marrage even. Then there came that time when we had a rough patch like most couples do and instead dealing with...
    thahandsomefella thahandsomefella 41-45, M Apr 28, 2013

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    Two Things

    They're not the worst ways to break up but they were pretty devastating to me. First time this guy who flirted with me openly, who repeatedly proclaimed his feelings for me and who walked me to the bus everyday had a girlfriend. Not only that I found out on Valentine's day. Not...
    thebookaholic thebookaholic 22-25, F Sep 14, 2013

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    He Let His Bride To Be Daughter Do The Dirty Work

    We had been together 7 years. I loved both of his children, his son still in high school and his adult daughter who was planning her wedding. With the big day several weeks away I still had not received a formal invitation so I sent a message asking why. Her reply caught me...
    dlane714 dlane714 56-60 1 Response Aug 20, 2013

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    princeofglow princeofglow 26-30, M Aug 12, 2014

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    Breakup? What Breakup?!?

    Here's my own story about a ridiculous breakup. I don't know that it's the worst EVER, but it's certainly infuriating. I had been dating this guy for about a year. He had some serious issues, but he was really sweet and considerate, always surprising me with little presents, etc...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 666 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 12, 2014

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    Stop talking to them

    that horrible
    cheeringforlife20 cheeringforlife20 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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    Having breakup sex right after.

    Staying the night. Waking up in the morning to him cuddling you. You think you guys are back together in this moment and tears of happiness come to your eyes and you fall back asleep. You wake up again go over to cuddle him back and he doesn't move. He tells you to remember you...
    sweetbee33 sweetbee33 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    How to Break Up Without Breaking Up

     I had been seeing someone exclusively for over a year.  We didn't have any long-range plans together but he constantly dropped little hints about a future together.  I didn't think we were engaged or anything but I felt pretty confident that we were, in fact, a...
    noexcuses noexcuses 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 8, 2008

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    1:Facebook 2:letter 3: text 4: call 5: couple

    days before anniversary 6: in public 7: one of his or her friends tell you 8: a email 9: a video
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    Guys Have Two Heads

    I loved him. A lot. But I respected myself too. I wasn't willing to give him my virginity because I knew I would lose that self-respect. We talked about it often, and he often tried to seduce me, and every time he tried, he failed. He would get mad at me and make me leave. He...
    Breizh Breizh 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 25, 2013

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    Facebook And Online Breakups

    I hate guys whom can not breakup face to face or at least call me to tell me it's over , instead I have gotten text messages and even a Facebook post! How awful one of my exes ways of telling me it was over was to change his status on facebook to single ! Then he proceeded to...
    Babygurlishere Babygurlishere 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12, 2013

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    *raising Hand*

    I know I know It's when they just walk away... no good reason, no explaination, no nothing. I think that's the one that hurts the most. I'd rather you beat me and yell at me and give me a reason to hate you rather than just drop me and break my heart leaving me wondering what...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 20 Responses Feb 11, 2009

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    My Ex Boyfriend

    A few weeks ago my boyfriend texted me and told me that God had told him to brake up with me. And that we should never talk to each other again.
    Katybelle10897 Katybelle10897 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 16, 2013

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    Coming Out

    I think the worst way of breaking up not only embarrassing but inconsidering to your mate,if you had a good relation is coming out which is what iam thinking about.Its just i have not been able to cope with the straight life style.
    keerg keerg 66-70, M 2 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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    livewhilewereeyoung livewhilewereeyoung 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    Theres A Reason Behind It

    I dated a guy for almost a year, we were incredibly close. I told him things, I wouldnt even tell my bestfriend. Oneday he just completely ignored me, like i was a ghost or something, so I backed off and just assumed it was over. Three days later he called me and told me how...
    becca18 becca18 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2011

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    Obviously you plebeians don't know a thing

    about "worst" A classic murder suicide would be the worst way to break up
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M Oct 21, 2014

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    I think over a text,my ex did that

    and i walked to his house to cuss him out.He was a d***
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12, 2014

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    I think the worst way to break up is face to

    face because people get emotional and you fall into old habits . I'm all for otp breakups and emails
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    Out In the Cold

    I've gotta say that the cold shoulder is the worst way. You have no idea what happened, if it's really the end (for a time at least), you have no idea why or how or what went wrong....it's terrible.
    starslugger09 starslugger09 18-21, M 6 Responses Oct 19, 2007

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    Spill The Beans To The Fiancee.

    A long time ago I fell head over heals in love with a man. I didn't know at the time we started seeing each other that he was engaged but yes I did find within the first few months. I confronted him. He told me all the standard things about how he loved me and how he was going...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Should Have Seen It Coming

    breaking up can still be a shock even when you should have seen it coming. all of the signs are there but, for whatever reason, you choose to ignore them. this is what happened to a friend of mine, the same friend i have written about before who gave up our friendship because of...
    jerrica jerrica 41-45, F 12 Responses Dec 9, 2008

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    You Wanna Know The Worst Way To Break Up With Someone?

    Okay so this is my story on how to break up with someone the worst way... (note I didn't break up with someone they broke up with me) Make them believe that you love them truly and that no one else in the world exists. Make them not want to leave after kissing goodbye and then...
    ymazz ymazz 16-17, M Sep 3, 2013

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    Email To Me In The Hospital

    She and I'd been married 20 years and had 4 kids. She is 20 years younger than I am. I was on an out of town business trip, and we exchanged emails and texts freely. We were at a rough spot in our relationship, and both knew it, but before I left we agreed to work hard in it...
    consultnt1 consultnt1 70+, M Sep 14, 2013

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    Invisible Man

    i think the worst way, to me anyway, is for the person to just up and disappear on you. no explaination, no contact whatsoever. they could be dead for all you know and the person who did this to me, i couldn't care less if he is dead! you'd think after knowing someone for 6 yrs...
    jerrica jerrica 41-45, F 28 Responses Nov 12, 2008

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    The Worst Way?

    when you just stop calling someone and when they still try to talk to you you send them a ******* message on myyearbook telling them "i thought if i didnt talk to you for a while you would forget about me"   WTH WHO WOULD FORGET ABOUT THEIR BF?!?!?!?! EVEN...
    MorbidxMalice MorbidxMalice 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2008

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    Devalued And Discarded

    For about a year and a half I was convinced that I had met the most wonderful man in the world. Alastair was a real gentleman and very sociable. He told me that whatever problems there were, we could always solve them. I knew he was a 'traditional' guy but he sort of always...
    lise123 lise123 31-35 6 Responses Dec 8, 2010

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    Lost Of Dignity

    my worst breakup happen 5 months ago. well she moved on with my best friend, while I was still crying in my bed apparently. They kept it a secret until they were caught. Well actually **** loads of stuff happen during our relationship too.
    Gdbye Gdbye 31-35, M Oct 4, 2013

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    I Did It

    last year i was dating a girl i liked enough not to hurt her but i didn't want to date her anymore so i told her i was gay but she believed me so i don't know which one is worst
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 28, 2013

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    Breakup By Sms

    Been very closely involved with a guy (a divorcee of several years) and his two teenage children.  We'd been introduced by one of my neighbours, who thought we'd be compaitible even though she and I didn't get on too well. Well, for the first seven months my bloke and I got...
    sexydragon sexydragon 51-55, F Dec 11, 2010

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    Trying to Take My Life

    i was in a very bad and abusive relationship, where i felt my only way out was to take my life, i was so lucky that something made my mum come home that night, and was rushed to the hospital, everyone finerly realising how bad things were for me, two of my friends worked together...
    jossiemarie jossiemarie