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Samantha Dillinger
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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

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1,042 363
At Your Wedding is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
At Your Wedding

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828 376
After Sex is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
After Sex

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701 329
In Front of a Group is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
In Front of a Group

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651 320
Falling for Their Sibling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Falling for Their Sibling

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689 351
By Finding Out You're Dati... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Finding Out You're Dating Someone Else

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214 73
Posting a Picture With New Sig... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Static823 added Posting a Picture With New Significant Other

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726 403
Via Text Message is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Via Text Message

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620 337
By Letting Everyone Else Know ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Letting Everyone Else Know First

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568 307
By Hurting Them On Purpose is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Hurting Them On Purpose

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561 312
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

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465 259
On Their Birthday is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
On Their Birthday

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462 261
At Their Birthday Party is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
At Their Birthday Party

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439 255
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

39 Ways to Repel a Potential Girlfriend

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422 262
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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448 307
Asking for Breakup Sex is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Asking for Breakup Sex

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483 339
By Changing Your Facebook Rela... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Changing Your Facebook Relationship Status

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344 243
During a Vacation is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
During a Vacation

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403 296
Let Them Find Out from a Frien... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Let Them Find Out from a Friend

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320 231
By Lying is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Lying

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337 249
Avoidance is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Avoidance

The Best Excuses to Leave a Bad Date

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352 265
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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60 20
While You're Sick in Hospital is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Charlei Hall added While You're Sick in Hospital

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332 256
By Leaving a Note is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Leaving a Note

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314 245
By Blocking Them on Facebook is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Blocking Them on Facebook

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263 225
During the Holidays is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
During the Holidays

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320 284
Via Email is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Via Email

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284 250
By Telling Their Parents is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Telling Their Parents

The Best Places to Meet Women

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243 215
Dragging It On is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Dragging It On

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231 214
When You're Drunk is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
When You're Drunk

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255 238
"It's Not You, It'... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
"It's Not You, It's Me"

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230 214
Via Voicemail is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Via Voicemail

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254 240
Making Sure Everyone Knows is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Making Sure Everyone Knows

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238 227
Finally stop playing their I t... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
ripleysales added Finally stop playing their I think we should break up game once a week and agree for real.

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198 197
Happy Valentine's Day 2015 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
VanessaAlly added Happy Valentine's Day 2015

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When they didn't know that you... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
BeastMaster1 added When they didn't know that you were even dating?

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217 245
Being Brutally Honest is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Being Brutally Honest

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193 225
At Your Special Place is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
At Your Special Place

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192 231
During a Date is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
During a Date

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149 249
While Stuck in Traffic is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
While Stuck in Traffic