Advice The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone  

Samantha Dillinger
29.7k votes 2.3k voters 55.5k views 41 items

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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
1,202 378
At Your Wedding is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
At Your Wedding
3
955 411
After Sex is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
After Sex
4
320 91
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
827 353
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
772 338
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
793 372
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
732 355
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
669 321
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
569 272
On Their Birthday is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
On Their Birthday
11
662 327
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
835 436
Via Text Message is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Via Text Message
13
551 273
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
510 269
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
500 276
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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122 38
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
518 326
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
413 252
During a Vacation is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
During a Vacation
19
548 352
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
381 242
By Lying is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Lying
21
459 307
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
411 275
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
390 269
Avoidance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Avoidance
24
362 258
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
374 276
By Leaving a Note is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Leaving a Note