culture Very Public Embarrassing Breakups That You Should Probably Learn From  

Mel Judson
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List Rules Vote up ONLY the breakups that make you audibly cringe

It's a harsh fact of life that people break up. Relationships end all of the time, really. Right before the holidays seems to be a popular time to pull the rip cord. You’re saving yourself some Christmas shopping, an uncomfortable New Year’s Eve kiss. . . it’s pragmatic really. But even if it’s summer, people are always getting broken up with. It happens year round and you should know that Facebook is not the place to do it (even if you caught them cheating). It's really one of the worst ways to break up with someone. Go ahead and tell your friends or change your relationship status, but actively telling the person who was nice to you for at least a small amount of time that you no longer want to be with them via Facebook is pretty brutal. Really giving someone this news in any kind of public way is pretty sh*tty.

Here are a some people who are setting a great example for exactly what not to do when breaking up in public in front of the whole world or publicly on Facebook in front of the whole Internet. Families, hearts, and probably a bunch of teddy bears were torn apart in the events listed here. Some of these pictures you may have seen before, but you have haven’t seen ALL of them, so vote the best ones up to the top. Also, please take a moment to look at all these very public/Facebook breakups and note everything you really shouldn’t be doing. Pick these people apart. Dissect their misery and let it be your science. Learn from this. 

NOTE: Oh and don’t do the “repetition” part of science where you test if this is really a bad idea. Just do the part where you learn. You know what? It’s not science. These people who broke up with each other over Facebook aren’t your new science. They are your new gospel. DO NOT BREAK UP WITH ANYONE OVER FACEBOOK. Or really in any public way. Be nice. 

ONE MORE NOTE: LEARN FROM THIS. 

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Poor Natalie, Who Also Happens to Take Zero Sh*t from Anyone


Poor Natalie, Who Also Happens... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Very Public Embarrassing Breakups That You Should Probably Learn From
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Also, If a Catherine Breaks Up with You, She Will Let LOOSE


Also, If a Catherine Breaks Up... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Very Public Embarrassing Breakups That You Should Probably Learn From
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These Two People Who Maybe Neglected to Tell Someone Something Important


These Two People Who Maybe Neg... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Very Public Embarrassing Breakups That You Should Probably Learn From
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Bonus Lesson: Maybe No Public Proposals Either


From reddit, "I work at a fine dining restaurant and we always have proposals. One night, the guy at my table sneaks away to tell me he’s planning on proposing during dessert. He was really nice and super excited, so I decided to throw in some celebratory drinks and a framed picture free of charge to make the moment memorable for the couple.

So I’m standing around the corner from the table holding two champagne flutes, chocolate covered strawberries on a plate covered in rose petals, and a digital camera to take the picture for the frame. As I come around the corner with all my gifts, I realize they are both bawling. I’m still thinking they are tears of joy, so I start snapping some pictures, completely oblivious. It wasn’t until I asked if I could see her ring and she DECLINED (which never happens) that I recognized how mortified both of their faces were. I walked away super fast after I realized I just made a failed marriage proposal 10 times more awkward by forcing them to celebrate it."