Advice The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone  

Samantha Dillinger
29.8k votes 2.3k voters 55.7k views 41 items

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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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
1,206 378
At Your Wedding is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
At Your Wedding
3
324 91
Posting a Picture With New Sig... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Static823 added Posting a Picture With New Significant Other
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957 412
After Sex is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
After Sex
5
832 353
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
776 339
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
796 372
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
736 355
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
671 322
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
572 272
On Their Birthday is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
On Their Birthday
11
666 327
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
837 437
Via Text Message is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Via Text Message
13
554 273
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
513 269
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
504 276
Giving Them False Hope is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Giving Them False Hope
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124 39
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
416 252
During a Vacation is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
During a Vacation
18
519 327
Asking for Breakup Sex is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Asking for Breakup Sex
19
551 353
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
385 242
By Lying is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Lying
21
462 307
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
414 275
By Destroying Their Stuff is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Destroying Their Stuff
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392 270
Avoidance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Avoidance
24
363 259
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
375 277
By Leaving a Note is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Leaving a Note