The next step
If you have ever received a text message that says, “We need to talk,” then you’ll know that it’s enough to make you feel like Eminem. You know, with sweaty palms, weak knees – and a weird desire to have your mother’s homemade spaghetti.
While some people take this “talking” moment as a way to venture into the next step of their relationship, there are others who use it as a way to take a step back in their relationship. Just like this person. We bet that was pretty awkward.
Makes it special
We live in a world full of abbreviations, and these normally make life so much easier. After all, who has time to write out exactly what they say? We have people to see and things to do. Although these abbreviations are normally pretty helpful, they can get a little complicated if the people you’re talking to want you to go the extra mile.
This person probably thought that they could send “ily” and completely ghost their other half when they sent this, but then they had to go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like “spell it out.”
No longer in service
Let’s be honest; people break up for all kinds of reasons. It may be that the love fizzles out in the relationship, it may be that one person begins to have feelings for someone else, or it may be because it’s moving a little too fast.
Of course, if there are potential children involved, things can get pretty messy. When this person discovered that their girlfriend was pregnant, they needed to pump the brake on the relationship. It’s just a pity they didn’t spell-check their message before sending it…
Nah, you’re good
Although it takes just one person to break up with their significant other, in the end, it really does have to be a mutual decision. The dumper has to make their feelings known, and the dumpee has to accept those feelings – no matter how hard that may be.
While most dumpees do accept the breakup and get over the other person by burning their belongings, there are others who aren’t so eager to accept what’s going on. It’s a “Nah” from this person, who is totally still in a relationship and not single.
The big question
If you’ve been with someone for a little while and you suddenly feel like they’re being distant or strange with you, there are two potential reasons for that.
Either they’re gearing themselves up to ask you one of the biggest questions of your life, or they’re trying to figure out how they can break up with you in the best way. It’s impossible to know which reason it is until it happens, and we have a feeling that Jennifer went on a whirlwind adventure with this one.
Really hard to do it
New relationships are pretty exciting, right? They give you the chance to learn so much about another person, and they give you the chance to celebrate small little milestones, like your first month-versary.
We have a feeling that Krystal was probably looking forward to celebrating her first month of love with Delandren, but it seems as though he had other ideas. Although he knew that he wanted to break up with Krystal, he at least decided to admit that it was hard to break up with her on such a special day.
Just so you know
Being dumped can be a tough blow to take, especially when there is cheating involved. Nobody likes being cheated on, and it can make you feel like absolute trash. You normally go through a few stages of grief during this period. You’re sad, then you’re confused, and then you’re angry.
During the angry stage, things like this can happen. When this husband cheated on their wife, she didn’t want to keep the news to herself. If her pride was going to take a hit, then his needed to be punched in the gut too. This sign does it perfectly.
Straight to the point
Finding the right words to say when you’re dumping someone can be hard. How do you make it sound as though you really are sorry? What if it sounds too cheesy? How can you stop them from crying their eyes out?
Well, while some people spend days working out the best words to say, this person decided to take inspiration from a Band-Aid. When you need to take a Band-Aid off, you don’t pull it off bit-by-bit over the course of a few days, do you? No, you rip it off and get straight to the point.
Man of a few words
Of course, if you don’t have it in you to be straight to the point, then you might want to employ another tactic instead. Struggling to find the right words can be hard, but what if we told you that you didn’t have to find any words at all?
Living in the 21st century has allowed us to be equipped with all kinds of communication options, and this man decided that he could say it best if he said nothing at all. While emojis aren’t exactly the most sincere way of breaking up with someone, at least his girlfriend got the message…
Do I have your attention?
Some people just don’t like to keep their breakup to themselves, and that’s totally fine with us – mostly because you just love it when people spill the tea. When Emily discovered that her husband was cheating on her, she knew that she couldn’t just keep their breakup between her and her soon-to-be ex-husband.
In fact, she wanted the whole world to know about her sneaky and immoral partner, so she didn’t even tell him that they were breaking up. She let the billboard do the talking for her instead.
A short list
If you are with someone who makes you incredibly happy, there’s a high chance that you can write a long list of all the things that you love about them – and that’s good. It’s cute, in fact. However, if you’re not sure about whether your partner is the person you want to spend the rest of your life with or not, you might struggle to make that list.
When this person realized that they liked coffee more than their partner, they knew something had to change. Their breakup plan? Just give them the list and hope that the message wouldn’t have to brew for too long.
A fun treasure hunt
Is there anything cooler than a treasure hunt? We think not. Treasure hunts are the best way to have a few laughs and jokes with your significant other, and normally they can put a huge smile on your face. Of course, that’s not always the case.
This girlfriend decided that she wanted to create a rather different treasure hunt for her probably-ex-boyfriend after she discovered the messages from Kelsi. We have a feeling that he probably didn’t do too well on that treasure hunt. We hope he doesn’t want to play videogames anytime soon…
Keeping things sweet
Breaking up with someone is never easy, and it’s often extremely hard to know that you are breaking the heart of someone who still means so much to you. So, why not keep them sweet instead? It’s hard for people to stay upset when they’re faced with something yummy and delicious, which makes it the perfect accompaniment.
Although it was probably hard to hear someone say that they were moving to Australia without you, smelling the sugary scent of a cake probably made things a little better. It certainly looks yummy.
All must go
Sometimes people don’t deserve to be properly broken up with, and that’s definitely the case when it comes to cheating while married. Why should you give them the benefit of the doubt and let them down easy when you could let them down the hard way instead?
Rather than telling his wife that they were over because he found out her secret, this husband decided to let her know that they were broken up by this sign and her belongings that were no longer there. That’s what you get.
I’ll keep the house
We live in a world where most people meet potential mates online rather than in person, and Greg obviously found someone who ticked all of his boxes in the form of Dr. Who girl.
While she seemed like the perfect person, he then was able to look into the future and realize that he really needed to break up with her. After all, he couldn’t go through the heartbreak of a divorce. It was better to strike while the iron was hot, and for him to keep the house in Hawaii.
If you’re looking to break up with someone, then you might want to ignore what Laura has done here. You have to think about your timing when you’re breaking up with someone, and it’s best to avoid any days in the calendar that are special.
This means that you need to avoid any birthdays, anniversaries, festive holidays, and you should definitely avoid Valentine’s Day. You know what you should also avoid? Breaking up with someone on the digital screen in the bus station.
Being able to show your significant other that you love them is an important part of any relationship. Of course, there are no rules and regulations when it comes to this because everyone has their own way of showing that they care.
Some people buy flowers, others send goodnight messages, and there are even those that buy their other halves a Starbucks. However, it seems as though Joey’s ex forgot about the fact that they bought him Starbucks, especially when he was caught hanging with another girl.
I’m not having fun
It’s long been known that if you have news to tell someone, you should always start with the good news first. After all, this puts them in a good mood, and it (hopefully) makes them less annoyed when it comes to the bad news.
When this person broke up with someone they had been seeing, they were kind enough to thank them for everything. That’s cute, right? Well, not for long. After dishing out the good news, they then had a bombshell to drop. They weren’t having fun, and they shouldn’t call them again…
A strong feeling
Many people are able to sense a change in their other half before they break up with them, and some have even suggested that they saw the whole thing coming. It’s hard to deal with this change, and so Will’s girlfriend decided to ask him outright.
She was feeling like he was going to break up with her, and everyone else was saying it was going to happen. So, was it true? Unfortunately, yes. By the end of the message, Will didn’t really care about her feelings. She can cry all she wants. They’re done.
Roses are red
They say that some couples are so close they can literally finish each other’s sentences, and that’s pretty cute. While there are many couples out there who do this and end up being soulmates, there are others that do this and are a little off the mark.
We bet this person loved the fact that they were reciting poetry with their significant other – until their other half decided to finish the poem off with a rather harsh rhyme. Breaking up is rough, but telling them that you never loved them? Yikes.
Cleaning out the bank
You could tell your cheating husband that you no longer want to be married to his face, but where’s the fun in that? Nikki and her children could have packed up their bags and left in a rather dramatic fashion when he got home from work, but that just wasn’t their style.
Instead, they wanted to let the whole world know what a cheater he had been, and that they weren’t going to stick around for his cheating ways to continue. Oh, and she also cleared out the bank, because why not?
Most people will know that breaking up isn’t the best thing in the world, but that doesn’t stop some people from trying to put a smile on their exes face.
While we have a feeling that the person who was dumped was probably feeling a little down in the dumps themselves, this cake gave them the chance to cheer up a little bit. After all, it’s virtually impossible to be sad when there’s delicious cake around. Who needs another half when there’s some serious cake eating to be done?
Stealing the words
If you’re the kind of person that can just never find the right words to say, there’s no harm in stealing some words from other people. If someone else has said it better before, then why not utilize their communication skills to help yourself up?
Of course, it’s probably a good idea to choose someone who isn’t quite as well known as Batman. If your soon-to-be-ex realizes that you’re using Bruce Wayne to get out of dumping you properly, then you might be dumped before you can become the dumper…
Need some space
Have you ever felt trapped in a relationship? Have you ever felt as though you just needed some space? Well, it seems as though Sarah’s partner could sense that something wasn’t quite right with her, so she decided to ask outright whether everything is okay.
Thankfully, Sarah was okay, but she just wanted some space from their relationship. She wanted some stars and some planets, right? Didn’t she? We thought that’s what space is all about? Perhaps her partner got this one a little wrong.
Game is over
If you try to break up with someone and they just don’t get the message, it might be a good idea to get the rest of the world. After all, it’s hard for someone to ignore your breakup when everyone is consoling them and feeling sorry for them being single again.
When Kevin’s ex just couldn’t seem to get the idea of their breakup into his head, they knew that there was only one way to get past it. That way, he definitely wouldn’t knock on their door or ring their phone ever again. Hopefully, anyway.
A little cheesy
There are many different ways to break up with people, but it’s fair to say that certain phrases are considered pretty cheesy in the breakup world. Things like “It’s not you, it’s me,” and “I’m just not in a place to date right now” have been used so often, many people hate it when their exes use these lines.
Because of this, this person decided to use a different tactic to break up with their other half. While it was definitely still cheesy, it was cheesy in a good way. Although it is a little burnt…
Totally worth it
If you really want to get the message across that you’re no longer romantically involved with someone because they broke your trust and humiliated you in the process, you have to really hit it where it hurts.
One of the best ways to do that is to vandalize their car and humiliate them as well. Of course, you really do have to be committed to this breakup, because it’s not a plan for those who are going to get back out there with a bucket and soapy water after it’s done.
You are like sunshine
Like we’ve already said, you have to buffer the bad news with some good news, and this person did just that. When they decided that they wanted to break up with Erin, they didn’t want to be too mean about it. So, they decided to send a few compliments her way.
The biggest compliment of them all came when they told Erin that her smile was better than 100,000,000 sparkly trampolines, and we bet she was bouncing off the ceilings when she heard that. However, she came crashing back down to Earth when she realized it was a breakup letter.
Lovin’ someone else
Finding out that your partner has feelings for someone else is often worse than someone cheating on you during a one-night fling. Rather than a physical affair, this is an emotional affair which makes you feel as though you didn’t matter to them at all.
However, when this person decided to break up with their other half because they had the hots for someone else, they wanted to make them feel special. So, they made them a special mix on a music streaming platform. We guess it’s better than nothing.
Sorry, wrong number
Well, this husband really messed up. When they realized that their relationship with their girlfriend just wasn’t really working, they decided to break up with them. However, they probably should have checked who they were texting before they sent the message because they ended up texting their wife instead.
To make matters worse, he then confessed to accidentally sending the message to her instead of someone else, confirming his infidelities in the process. We guess that’s what you get for cheating on your wife and trying to keep too many secrets.
There are two kinds of people in this world. There are those who are brave enough to break up with someone face-to-face, and then there are those who just seem to chicken out of it entirely.
We have a feeling that the person who wrote this was part of the latter category because they decided to make use of their lipstick instead. While they probably knew the person well enough to know where they normally stood in front of the mirror, there’s no doubt about the fact that this is creative.
Choice in the matter
If you had a choice, would you tailor your breakup? Would you like the person breaking up with you to ask you how you would like to break up? In theory, it could be a good idea. However, when you really think about it, it just doesn’t work.
As soon as the person received this, we can assume that they flew off the handle pretty quickly. Receiving this note is essentially taking away that option because this is basically a breakup note in itself. We wouldn’t like this.
Although there are many people in this world who take a huge amount of time to make sure the person they are dumping is okay and understands the breakup, there are others who like to nip it in the bud. Don’t believe us?
Just check out this message. When this person wanted to break up with their other half, they didn’t want to spend hours scurrying back and forth and making sure that they weren’t crying too much. Breakups are hard, so why make it any harder?
Not the class clown
In some ways, it’s better not to know why someone is breaking up with you. Nobody wants to be told why they aren’t someone’s type, and nobody wants to be called out for their bad habits and their negative traits.
It can often be better just to be dumped and be done with it – but Keenan’s ex didn’t want to do that. Instead, they wanted to explain why they were breaking up with him, and they noted that it was because he tried to be funny, but he just missed the mark. Ouch. That had to hurt.
This isn’t working
Breakups can be extremely messy, and they can be even messier when there are apartments and animals involved. When Mark realized that his relationship with Brenda just wasn’t working out, he knew that it was best for him to go back to their apartment while she was at work and move himself out without any awkward encounters.
After all, they both knew that it wasn’t working between them. Mark also took the dog, because why would he leave him with Brenda when he absolutely hates her?
Making a statement
We don’t know whether this is the name of a restaurant or whether someone actually commissioned these letters to be put up outside the restaurant, but either way, it’s pretty brilliant.
If you want a clear and concise way of breaking up with someone, then you might want to take a leaf out of this person’s book. It says everything that they want to say, it makes their decision pretty plain and simple, and it gives them all of the information they need. They’re divorcing Paul and taking the dog. It’s easy.
Going in other directions
One of the main reasons why people break up with each other is because they simply grow apart. It’s a natural progression in life, and while couples hope to stay on the same path, sometimes it just doesn’t happen.
This was obviously the case for Alexa and her ex, but instead of breaking up with her in person, they decided to write her a note instead. It’s full of sad faces to showcase just how much emotion has gone into the letter, but she can’t show it to her mom, okay?
Autocorrect is pretty awesome, right? It’s the kind of thing that doesn’t recognize your word when you just can’t figure out how to spell it, and it’s the kind of thing that messes up your words when you really need to get them right.
Yes, autocorrect knows when to make things awkward, and it also knows when to make things octagon. The person doing the dumping in this relationship couldn’t get over the fact that their autocorrect chose that time to make a joke, but it definitely made them laugh. They’re still over, though.
Seeing other people
Casually dropping a breakup into the conversation is a risky move, but it’s one that some people seem to take every so often. Yes, just look at this person.
While their idea of seeing other people probably would have caused their partner to flip their lid pretty early on in the conversation, they were able to keep this at bay for a little while. Of course, it was only a few seconds, but it was a risk that the other person just doesn’t seem to regret. It did the job.
Making a wish
Everyone knows that you need to make a wish at 11:11, right? When this couple decided to make their wishes together, and at the same time, they also decided to share their wishes.
Unfortunately, things got pretty awkward pretty quickly when this happened. Not only did they wish for very different things, but one of them also wished for a breakup – and we have a feeling that it came true. The same thing can’t be said for the person who wanted marriage and a long-lasting relationship.