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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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899 356
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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736 345
After Sex is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
After Sex

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622 317
By Finding Out You're Dati... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Finding Out You're Dating Someone Else

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600 309
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

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568 303
Falling for Their Sibling is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Falling for Their Sibling

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661 367
Via Text Message is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Via Text Message

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511 292
As You Get Caught Cheating is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
As You Get Caught Cheating

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548 320
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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507 294
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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147 58
Posting a Picture With New Sig... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Static823 added Posting a Picture With New Significant Other

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400 246
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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400 248
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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379 242
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

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368 249
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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412 284
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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450 319
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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369 280
Let Them Find Out from a Frien... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Let Them Find Out from a Friend

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305 228
During a Vacation is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
During a Vacation

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300 228
Avoidance is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Avoidance

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325 252
By Destroying Their Stuff is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Destroying Their Stuff

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306 239
By Leaving a Note is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Leaving a Note

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283 219
By Lying is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Lying

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284 231
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

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296 268
Via Email is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Via Email

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234 209
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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258 234
By Telling Their Parents is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
By Telling Their Parents

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224 202
Finally stop playing their I t... is listed (or ranked) 28 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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218 199
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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23 9
While You're Sick in Hospital is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Charlei Hall added While You're Sick in Hospital

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214 198
When You're Drunk is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
When You're Drunk

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234 221
"It's Not You, It'... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
"It's Not You, It's Me"

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235 224
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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206 199
Via Voicemail is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Via Voicemail

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174 183
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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206 223
Being Brutally Honest is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
Being Brutally Honest

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181 214
During a Date is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
During a Date

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171 213
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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137 233
While Stuck in Traffic is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Ways to Break Up with Someone
While Stuck in Traffic