Getting dumped is pretty much always an awful experience, but when partners throw decency, communication, or respect out of the window, there's no end to how hurtful the end of a relationship can be. Some of the worst ways to break up with someone that people have shared about on Reddit involve a botched tattoo, awkward hospital stays, and a "Dear John/Jane" birthday card.
Read the harshest breakup stories we could find and vote up the most cringeworthy examples.
He Cheated When They Were Sick With Cancer
From Redditor /u/bird_nerd_:
He started f*cking my roommate while I was in the hospital getting cancer treatments.61212Harsh breakup?
They Were Dumped While In The Hospital
From a Redditor:
Girlfriend came into the room and told me it wasn't working out, and that we were over, before running out [of] the room crying.
I lay there stunned, unable to run after her due to the tubes in my chest. Yep, I was in hospital. My first stay in hospital. She came and dumped me in hospital.51214Harsh breakup?
When Everything Was Gone, They Thought Their Girlfriend Had Been Kidnapped
From a former Redditor:
I was 21, came home from work, and everything was gone. She left a milk crate, the tiny TV, a trash can, and the box spring to the mattress. I didn't actually know that she left me, so I called the cops and told them that someone stole everything, including my girlfriend.
I was pretty hysterical, but the 911 operator was able to calm me down and inform me that my girlfriend most likely left me.47821Harsh breakup?
He Ghosted Her During Surgery
From Redditor /u/justanothersong:
Without a word. No calls, no texts, nothing while I was in the hospital or emergency surgery.
[Got] back to work (we met as co-workers) and he was dating another girl we worked with.39010Harsh breakup?