Dating The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone  

Samantha Dillinger
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List Rules Vote up the worst, most horrible, hurtful ways to end a relationship

When relationships don't work out, things can get ugly. Most people try to end relationships amicably, but what are some of the worst ways to break up with someone? This is a list of the most terrible ways to break up with your significant other. If you're planning a breakup, do your soon to be ex a favor and don't do it one of these ways.

Remember that just because you're ending a relationship doesn't mean that you won't have to see this person again. Chances are you have mutual friends and your future ex probably knows your family members. If you choose to end the relationship, remember that words can cut deep and what you say will be remembered for a long time. In fact, it can ruin your chances of having another successful relationship, and it can also hurt your ex so much that they'll find it hard to move on.

Honesty is often the best policy when you're breaking up with someone, but also remember to choose your words and timing wisely. If you want an end to a relationship, use this list of worst ways to dump someone to learn what not to do. There's no easy way to end a relationship, but these ways are truly the worst.

Cast your votes below for the worst ways to end a relationship.
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1,147 348
When She's Pregnant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
When She's Pregnant

2
1,197 377
At Your Wedding is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
At Your Wedding

3
953 409
After Sex is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
After Sex

4
316 90
Posting a Picture With New Sig... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Static823 added Posting a Picture With New Significant Other

5
824 352
In Front of a Group is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
In Front of a Group

6
767 337
Falling for Their Sibling is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Falling for Their Sibling

7
789 372
By Finding Out You're Dati... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Finding Out You're Dating Someone Else

8
728 353
By Letting Everyone Else Know ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Letting Everyone Else Know First

9
665 321
By Hurting Them On Purpose is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Hurting Them On Purpose

10
567 271
On Their Birthday is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
On Their Birthday

11
658 325
As You Get Caught Cheating is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
As You Get Caught Cheating

12
829 434
Via Text Message is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Via Text Message

13
548 271
At Their Birthday Party is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
At Their Birthday Party

14
507 269
After a Major Life Event is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
After a Major Life Event

15
498 274
Giving Them False Hope is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Giving Them False Hope

16
120 37
While You're Sick in Hospital is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Charlei Hall added While You're Sick in Hospital

17
514 325
Asking for Breakup Sex is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Asking for Breakup Sex

18
411 251
During a Vacation is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
During a Vacation

19
546 352
By Changing Your Facebook Rela... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Changing Your Facebook Relationship Status

20
379 242
By Lying is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Lying

21
458 307
Let Them Find Out from a Frien... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Let Them Find Out from a Friend

22
408 275
By Destroying Their Stuff is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Destroying Their Stuff

23
389 268
Avoidance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Avoidance

24
361 258
By Blocking Them on Facebook is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Blocking Them on Facebook

25
372 276
By Leaving a Note is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Leaving a Note