Breaking up is never pleasant, but the whole process can be made easier when the person ending the relationship treats their significant other with respect and takes their feelings into account. Every couple is different, though, so it’s practically impossible to give directions that are any more specific than these. However, while we can’t show anybody what to do, we can definitely demonstrate what *not* to do – because the people on this list have given us the perfect examples of how hilariously badly a breakup can be handled. From the person who created a playlist with song titles that spell out “I am kinda loving someone else but we can still be friends,” to another who simply messaged their partner “welcome to Dumpsville…. population YOU,” these men and women might have been the ones to end their relationship, but if anyone asks us, we think that the dumpees actually dodged a bullet here.
A spelling error
Sometimes a new change in your life can cause you to rethink your relationship and wonder whether it’s the right move for you, and it seems as though this new baby daddy decided to do just that.
In fact, they weren’t willing to accept that their girlfriend was pregnant at all, and opted to simply ignore them instead. However, their plan to ignore them was thwarted when they made a slight spelling error. Remember to proofread before you do anything like this, people.
I love you a latte
There are so many ways to show that you love someone. It might involve giving telling them that you love them randomly, it might involve goodnight kisses, and it might involve even smaller things like giving them a Starbucks.
It seems as though most people believe that a latte is one of the best ways to showcase your adoration for someone, but it might surprise you to know that this notion has made its way into middle schools across the globe. However, that doesn’t stop breakup texts from inevitably making the rounds…
Okay, we’re a bit torn with this one. On the one hand, the person moving to Australia without their partner probably could have broken up with them in another way. On the other hand, this cake does look pretty delicious.
If you’re trying to sweeten up a bad situation, then you might as well do it with actually sweet stuff, right? At least the person getting dumped can eat their feelings once the heartbreak well and truly sets in.
Rehearsing the lines
If you’re the kind of person that struggles to commit to people, there’s a high chance that you’re constantly dumping people. It’s a blessing and a curse, to be honest.
While it’s never easy to hurt someone else’s feelings, it might be a good idea to remember a few lines to ensure that you’re saying the right things when you do the deed. After all, we all know that it’s easy to say things we don’t really mean in the heat of the moment. Just make sure that whoever you break up with hasn’t watched Batman before…
Making it more special
It’s always hard to say “I love you” for the first time because there’s no doubt about the fact that it’s a big deal. To make things easier, some people abbreviate the phrase to show their partner that they’re committed, but that maybe it’s a little too soon to be saying the three little words.
However, this person obviously thought that the time had come to finally blurt out the three little words – but they weren’t quite the words their partner was expecting. That’s definitely a text exchange to remember.
Do I have your attention?
While you can break up with someone to their face, you could also pay for a personalized billboard to do the dirty work for you – especially if your husband has actually been doing the dirty work behind your back.
Emily knew that she needed to get back at Steve when his illicit trysts were caught on tape, so she decided to hit him right where it hurts. She insulted his manhood, and she even used his money to buy the billboard. Now that’s what you call revenge.
By the way…
If your other half has hurt you more than you could ever put into words, sometimes you just can’t face them again. So, you need to come up with a way to get your point across without running the risk of practicing your wrestling moves on them.
Paul’s ex-partner decided to do that with a personalized store front that really told him where to go. We bet this breakup hurt, but we have a feeling Paul will be even more upset about the dog. Say goodbye to your pooch, Paul.
Changing the tone
You know what they say; you should always cushion the bad news with some good news. While this does work in various other circumstances, we have to say that we don’t think it works when breakups are concerned.
After all, we bet Erin had a smile on her face when she learned that she was like sunshine in the rain and better than 100,000,000 sparkly trampolines. Yet, her smile probably faded pretty quickly when she read the last line. It’s not the best poem we’ve ever heard…
Crying for days
If you have ever had someone break up with you, you may have seen some warning signs in the run-up to this event. You may have noticed they were being distant, and you may have even heard a few rumors through the grapevine.
Will’s girlfriend obviously decided to confront these rumors, and we have a feeling that she was waiting to be reassured. She didn’t want to lose him, after all. Unfortunately, her tears didn’t dry up in an instant, because Will just caused her to cry even more with his savage response.
A time and place
There’s a time and place for everything, and we can’t help but wonder if Laura could have been a little more tactful in terms of this breakup. Instead of speaking to Dan face to face, she decided to put it up on a screen for the whole world to see – and she didn’t exactly scrimp on the details.
Letting the whole town know that she was leaving Dan for Gary would have been bad enough without the added timing of the whole thing. Valentine’s Day, Laura? Really? Could you not have waited a day?
A real rollercoaster
If someone has wronged you, it can be easy to let your feelings get the better of you, and we have a feeling that the person behind these signs certainly let their feelings control their actions.
While they could have just told Jennifer that they wanted to break up, they instead took her on a real rollercoaster of emotions. Poor Jennifer was just driving along the road, thinking her partner wanted to marry her and was then hit with the fact that she had just 6 days to move out. That had to hurt.
Airing his dirty laundry
Breaking up is never easy, but sometimes it can make the dumped party feel better to air their ex’s dirty laundry for the whole world to hear. This person decided to do just that when they realized that their husband was cheating on them.
Sure, they could have just moved out without kicking up a fuss, but where’s the fun in that? Instead of just letting their husband get away with their infidelities, she decided to let all of the neighbors know so they could tut whenever he made his way out of the door from then on…
That’s pretty cheesy
Have you ever had to break up with someone but just didn’t know how to do it? If you’re not confident enough in your ability to break up with them without confessing your (fake) love in the process, then you might want to take the coward’s way out.
While we don’t really condone this, sometimes it’s the best way to rip off the band-aid without making things worse in the process. If you want our advice, then you should always make sure that there is a pizza involved in this.
Providing the option
Although there’s no doubt about the fact that breaking up is hardest on the person being dumped, that doesn’t mean that the person doing the dumping has lost all feeling. This person obviously wanted to give their other half the option for their dumping session – and we’re not sure if that’s cute or just downright offensive.
We’re also not too keen on their dumping ideas, because we can’t imagine many people would want to be dumped through their friend. This note would probably do the trick on its own.
Ah, young love. We bet Delandren and Krystal had the most perfect month together, but it seems as though it just wasn’t meant to be for them. Because of this, Delandren knew that he had to break up with his girlfriend.
They had had a wonderful month together, and he did want to celebrate their one month anniversary. However, the way that he wanted to celebrate their anniversary was to break up. It was really hard to do, but we really hope that Krystal understood that he just had to do it.
It seems as though people are coming up with more and more creative ideas to dump their other halves, and this is perhaps one of the most creative we have ever seen.
Instead of writing a letter or waiting to see the other person break down in front of them, why not make use of some lipstick instead? You’ll need the ability to draw a circle in the place where their head would be, but if you’ve got that down, your dumping skills should jump up a notch.
Trying but failing
You have to feel for Keenen, don’t you? All they were trying to do was make their other half laugh, and it seems as though it just wasn’t enough for them. So, the other person decided to write them a note and shut down their comedy skills in the process.
Talk about kicking a person while they’re down. Not only did they lose a partner this day, but Keenen also lost a little glimmer of hope that they could one day be a comedian. What a day to never remember.
Making a statement
It’s always tough to break up with someone who just doesn’t grasp the fact that you’re breaking up with them, so have you ever thought about making it a bit more public?
Sure, it’s going to hurt the other person, but sometimes getting other people involved is the only way to make the decision stick. It seems as though Kevin decided to do just that when he wrote this personal item in their local newspaper. If his neighbors saw it too, his former partner had to get the message, right?
Breaking the rules
Well, we hate to be the fun sponge here, but this person definitely brought their breakup on themselves. After all, everyone knows that you should never share any wishes you make because that immediately means that they won’t be coming true.
This person made a rookie mistake when they told their significant error what they wished for, and they made things even worse when they went into commitment zone way too soon. Yes, they kinda got what was coming to them anyway.
At the same time
Ouch, this one had to hurt. It’s always an awkward situation when your partner says that they need to tell you something because there are only really two possibilities – and they are both on the opposite ends of the spectrum.
This breakup sees those two ends of the spectrum come to blows, and there’s no doubt about the fact that the awkwardness would have been off the scale. In fact, we can’t even imagine they had to have a proper breakup chat after this.
The ultimate scavenger hunt
If you ever find out that your partner is cheating on you, then you might want to put together a little scavenger hunt for them. By hiding all of their things in places that meant something to both of you, you can guarantee that they will probably never see any of it again.
It’s the ultimate scavenger hunt that will really test whether your relationship was just a silly learning curve or a complete waste of your time and existence. It’ll probably be the latter.
If you have ever ventured into the world of online dating, you’ll know that it’s pretty amazing to meet new people and learn more about them as the dates go by. However, it can be difficult to break up with these online romances without completely ghosting them.
Instead of ghosting the girl on the other end of the phone, Greg decided to think ahead and realize that it just wasn’t going to work between them. He had already married and divorced her, after all. At least she got to keep the cat.
It’s always hard to receive a breakup text, but we bet it’s even harder to receive a breakup text from your husband… that isn’t even for you. This husband really should have looked at who he was texting before he pressed “send,” but it seems as though his error put him in the doghouse instead.
After all, if you’re going to expose yourself, then you probably shouldn’t do it by sending a breakup text to your wife that’s actually for your girlfriend. That’s a rookie mistake.
Autocorrect sure makes an appearance in the most awkward moments, right? Although we can get over autocorrect mistakes that occur in everyday life, there’s no doubt about the fact that they make awkward situations even more awkward – and also pretty hilarious.
While this person was trying to break up with their other half, their autocorrect mistake said that they were “octagon.” Despite the fact that the error was funny, that didn’t mean they weren’t breaking up with the other person…
If you really want to break up with someone but just can’t bear to do it, then you might want to take a leaf out of this person’s book. Katlyn knew that she didn’t want to be with Austin anymore, but how could she do it in a way that would get the message across without actually delivering the message herself?
Well, after probably a very short amount of deliberation, she decided to just change her relationship status on social media instead. That was a job well done.
That would be appreciated
There are three kinds of breakups. There are those that are mutual, there are those that are understandable, and there are those that are totally one-sided. It’s safe to say that this particular breakup message shows us that it was the latter.
While we have a feeling that this person won’t take too kindly to their ex calling them when they asked them to leave them alone forever, at least they didn’t leave it on totally awful terms. She left her lipstick mark, at least.
I need some space
Breakups can sometimes be a little ambiguous, but it’s fair to say that other people deliberately make them ambiguous for their own gain. Sarah obviously wanted to make sure that her partner was feeling alright and wasn’t annoyed with her, but what she probably didn’t expect was for them to come up with a sort-of-breakup.
Instead of allowing that to happen, Sarah gave them exactly what they wanted. They wanted space, so she gave them space. They’re actually pretty awesome pictures of space, too, so they should have counted themselves lucky.
He hates you
Breaking up is one of the most awkward things you could ever go through, and it’s even worse when you are living with the person. Who gets the apartment? Who gets the apartment? Well, it seemed as though Mark knew exactly what was going on.
To avoid any disputes, he moved out without telling her face-to-face and instead left a few sticky notes on the door. However, if he wasn’t going to get the apartment, then he was totally taking the dog. Especially because he hated Brenda.
Have you ever been in a situation where you just can’t find the words you want to say? This can be hard when you’re trying to deal with a situation that’s hugely important and emotional, so what do you do? Well, it seems as though the modern world has come to the rescue, because emojis may just be here to save the day.
This person knew that they wanted to break up with their other half, but they just couldn’t put the breakup into words. So, they put it into emojis instead.
Music to my ears
One of the greatest things about music streaming is the fact that you can instantly share your playlists with the people of your choosing. One of the greatest things about modern breakups is that you can utilize these new and improved techniques to get the message across to your soon-to-be-ex.
When this person wanted to break up with Wyatt, they knew that a text message just wouldn’t do. Instead, they created a playlist that said exactly what they wanted to say. It seems like a good playlist to us.
A beautiful poem
There’s nothing better than receiving a love note or poem from your significant other, and it’s amazing to see that they have put thought and creativity into a present for you.
It’s even better when you can get your other half involved, and this couple seemed to be on the right path when they were starting to recite one of the most famous poems of all time together. However, things took a turn when one of them decided to get a little more creative than the other. Is it harsh? Or is it better to tell the truth?
The ultimate magic trick
Of course, most of these breakup poems aren’t exactly the nicest things in the world – and this breakup text is a true testament to that. Next time you decide to make up a poem for your other half, you might want to really think about what you’re writing and how the other person will take it.
After all, we have a feeling that most people won’t take too kindly to being told that their face belongs in a zoo. Because of this, we don’t blame this girlfriend for showing off her magic trick.
Breaking up with someone via text is often considered to be the coward’s way out, and it seems as though this person thought the exact same. In fact, they were in complete denial over the fact that their boyfriend or girlfriend was trying to break up with them, and they just wouldn’t let it happen.
While it must have been annoying for the dumper not to be able to do the dumping, maybe next time they should try and break it off with their other half in person. That’s just a thought.
Just not working out
Breaking up with someone can be hard, which is why some people try to add some humor into the mix to lighten the mood. In fact, we just can’t get enough of people using simile within their breakup texts, and this is perhaps one of the best ones we have seen.
You might want to look away if you’re the kind of person who does push-ups on their knees – good job for trying, guys – because this person’s relationship was just not working out. Because of this, they knew that they had to end it.
Sometimes you just have to keep things short and sweet, but other times you just have to keep things short and sour – because it’s the only way to get your message across.
When the person who wrote this note realized that they didn’t want to be with their other half anymore, they knew that they had to end things in one way or another. The end result? A note stuck to their noticeboard. While we appreciate the fact that this note is straight to the point, are the capital letters really necessary?
Not worth it
While breaking up with someone is one of the best ways to show someone that your relationship is over, sometimes an official breakup just isn’t needed. Instead, you can deface their car and get the message across that way.
Of course, we would never be ones to condone violence or encourage criminal behavior, but if you have solid proof that your partner has been cheating on you right under your nose, then you might want to consider it as an option. You didn’t hear it from us, though.
I love coffee
When you start to question your relationship and whether you want to break up with someone, you can often find yourself comparing the other person with something else you love in this world. You know, like coffee.
When this person realized that they loved coffee more than their partner, they realized that they had to get the message across. So, they decided to write a list of all of the things they loved about coffee and their partner. The coffee list was pretty extensive in comparison…
Spelling it out
Breakups can be difficult when one person in the relationship isn’t willing to accept what’s going on, which is why some people have chosen to spell it out over the years. This woman did exactly that.
When she realized that her marriage was no longer working and that she hated her partner’s guts, she knew that she needed to get out. So, she left her key behind, she took off her wedding ring, and she had a little play around on her ex’s keyboard. This is actually pretty creative.
All must go
If you’ve ever discovered that your partner is cheating on you, you’ll know that it can cause a whirlwind of emotions. There are some people who scream at the top of their lungs when they find out, there are others who stay weirdly calm, and there are even others who decide to sell all of their cheating partners’ things.
This person decided to do just that and decided that the only way to get over their cheating wife was to sell all of her things and for them all to go – just like her.
Although there are many people in this world who struggle when they go through a breakup, there are others who find ways to cope with it. After all, cake makes everything better, doesn’t it?
While we hope that this person just drowned their sorrows when they were going through a tough time, we have a feeling that they may have also sent a similar cake to the person they were breaking up with. We guess that’s one way to sweeten the deal.
If you’ve got a hunch that your partner is not being faithful, then you might want to do something about that. Sure, you could sit at home and ponder all of the things that they might be getting up to, but you could also spend a little cash to make sure that your hunch is correct.
It cost Jennifer a small fortune to buy all of the gadgets she needed to catch her husband in the act, but the result was absolutely priceless. After all, you just can’t go wrong with a dramatic billboard.
One of the best and biggest ways to get over an ex is to delete all the evidence that they were once in your life. This includes anything they may have given you, anything of theirs in your closet, and all of the pictures you have together.
However, that doesn’t mean that you have to get rid of the picture entirely – especially if you look good. This guy decided that the best way to show off his #TransformationTuesday was to cut his ex out of the picture entirely. Well, that definitely told her.
Only just found out
It’s always hard to know what to say when you’re breaking up with someone, and it can often be difficult to come up with the right words to write when you’re hurting their heart. This person obviously thought that by shifting the blame and focusing on some good things, that it would soften the blow.
Yes, it’s a good thing that she’s not in love with Sam, right? That probably made Adam feel a bit better about the whole situation, especially as his ex had only just found out that he didn’t love him anymore.
A helping hand
If you’ve always struggled to break up with people, then you might want to look to people who can give you a helping hand. Sometimes, these people can come in the form of singers, rappers, and musicians who have written some pretty heartfelt lyrics over the years.
While we’re not sure that Chris Brown is the most emotional of artists out there, he seems to have helped this person break up with their ex. Well, that’s certainly one way to do it when you don’t have any other options.
Taking care of business
When you own property or high-ticket items with your partner, breaking up can be especially difficult. How do you decide who gets what? Do you sell everything and split the money? Do you mutually agree?
Well, it seems as though this person decided to go against every rule in the book and leave Mary with nothing. Not only had they broken up with her in a rather scribbled note, but they had also taken the car and left her just one dollar for the bus. Yikes. That had to hurt.
Welcome to Dumpsville
There are various ways to break up with someone, but if you want our honest opinion, this is probably one of the worst ways to do it. Not only is it a little insensitive, but it’s also geographically inaccurate.
After all, we’re pretty sure that Dumpsville isn’t a real place, and why would anyone want to go there anyway? With just one member of the population, that would get pretty boring. This is harsh, and it’s definitely a little too far, but is it bad that we’re also laughing our heads off?
A double whammy
There are many people in this world who really do want their cake and to eat as much of it as they can possibly stomach. Those who aren’t in open or polygamous relationships often try and make their way into this realm without their partners’ permission – and this is where things get rough.
Steve Frazer thought that he was dating two women at the same time on the sly, and he was totally loving life. However, when both women discovered that they were being played, they decided to go for the double whammy.
Oooh, this one had to hurt. We bet this woman had just watched Love Actually and felt a little inspired when she broke up with her partner in this way.
After all, there’s something about holding placards and little pieces of paper in front of people that really allows the message to hit home. It’s also kind of poetic, isn’t it? These guys were once in love, but with a few small actions, their love was over. It was as simple as that.
Is it bad?
If you ever decide to break up with someone over text, it’s important to make sure that you are texting the right person and the right number. Not doing so can result in some seriously awkward encounters, especially if you text someone you don’t even know.
However, you can turn this around if you do accidentally message someone else. By asking them how they feel about the breakup text, you can get some practice in before the real deal takes place. What a bonus.
A tasty treat
How would you feel if someone broke up with you in the form of cake? Although we know that we’d be a little sad, we have a feeling that we wouldn’t be too sad for long – considering we have a whole host of delicious cake to eat to drown our sorrows.
Of course, we would prefer it if you didn’t break up with us at all, but if you’re gonna do it, do it with cake. Maybe make your decoration a little better than this person’s shoddy piping work, though…
In another direction
Ahhh, young love. Young love can really shape who you are as a person, and it can also toughen you up for rejection later in life. After all, there’s nothing more heartbreaking than receiving a breakup letter from the boyfriend or girlfriend you only see once a week during recess.
However, some people are just going in different directions in life, and this can be hard on couples. Just make sure you don’t show your mom this letter, okay? It’s best she doesn’t see it.
One of the best ways to get back at your ex and prove that you have well and truly broken up is to throw excitement back in their faces.
While this woman was going to be watching this amazing sports game with her partner by her side, and change in circumstances meant that she would no longer be attending with said person. Instead, her cheating ex-boyfriend would be watching from the couch and watching his ex in front of the camera as well.
I want to see it
It can be hard to say what you have to say sometimes, so skirting around the subject can often be the best option. That’s exactly what this person was doing. While their other half probably thought that they were simply having a conversation about movies, what they didn’t realize was that they were actually being dumped there and then.
It’s a cheeky way to do it, but it seems as though it was very effective. After all, the dumpee understood what was going on in the end.
Cleaning out the bank
There’s nothing worse than learning that your other half has been unfaithful, and this is even harder when there are kids involved. Instead of standing by and feeling humiliated, Dave’s soon-to-be ex-wife decided to take action when she discovered that Dave had a girlfriend on the side.
Instead of facing his cheating face and getting emotional, this woman decided to just clean out their joint bank account and leave him broke with just a sign on his car to his name. We bet this was a shock.