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Bad Breakup Stories

By April 17, 2012

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We've probably all had our fair share of bad breakup stories, but some stories seem weirder, stranger or more cruel then the norm. One reader today shared with me her story of how her boyfriend of several years dumped her mid-fight by pulling over, telling her to get out of the car, and driving away. Her keys, wallet and phone were still on his dashboard, and she had no way of contacting anyone to pick her up or even to get into her apartment. Luckily she wasn't far from her work, so she walked over and made a few calls from there.

What's your worst breakup story? How did you work through the aftermath? Do you have any suggestions for other singles still struggling with a bad breakup?

Related: Breakup Rules, Are You Over Your Ex?, Feel Better After A Breakup.

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April 21, 2011 at 1:18 pm
(1) tara says:

After the Dr. found out I was handicapped, he dropped me like a hot potato. I had lost part of left leg.

May 20, 2011 at 9:50 pm
(2) steve says:

we had an arguement the night before and the next day my dog died. I was bummed and had to bury her on my lunch break. right as i got out of work, which was 3 hours after my dog died i got a text askin if i wanted my ring back. this was a 5 year relationship mind you.

April 17, 2012 at 7:18 am
(3) Somebody says:

I was broken up with after dating for 3 years because she wanted to be a guy (sex change) and ended up dating a co-worker from her work and suddenly didnt need the “sex change”. Yet another time I was stabbed with a steak knife on Christmas by someone I was seeing from an escalated argument.

April 19, 2012 at 12:40 pm
(4) Veronica says:

I’m a bit embarrassed about this, but cut me a little slack, this happened 20+ years ago, and I was an emotional, young college girl at the time (an English Lit/Drama major no less). I had been romantically involved with this guy for about six months and it seemed to me that we just couldn’t take things to the next level and it would be in both of our interests to move on. So one day, I decided to have a heart to heart chat with him, going to great lengths to be sensitive to his feelings, and getting a little emotional in the process of saying it was time to end things. His response? Well, very casual, dry (he was an engineering major, go figure;) and hmmm, maybe even a little cheerful. He said with a smile, “yeah, you’re right, it’s probably the best thing.” Well, I was stunned by his lack of disappointment and asked if that was all he had to say. He again replied casually, “yeah, I think that’s about it.” I had invested the past six months of my life with this guy and he didnt seem to be the least bit upset that I was breaking up with him?! That was more than I could take. I stood up from the bench we were sitting on in the heart of the campus quad (imagine a diminutive Asian gal hovering over a large, strapping male), gently lifted his chin (by the look on his face, he may have been expecting a good bye kiss) and then SMACK — he got a hearty slap, right across the face. Of course I walked away in a huff, a complete, emotional wreck. Later on, I talked about it with a few of my sorority sisters and of course got hugged, consoled, etc. Then one of my sisters said something like “so wait a minute….you broke up with him and then slapped him?”. It then occurred to me how ridiculous the scenario was! Laughter ensued along with lots of good-natured teasing from my friends. The story doesn’t end there. A few days later, he sent me flowers and an apology card. I’m not sure if the poor guy even knew what he was apologizing for! ;-)

May 4, 2012 at 10:41 pm
(5) donnamarie says:

I am going through the same BS at this moment. From the start of this relationship he told me my actions speak louder than my words, i was like ok no big deal, so your not a talker. well I AM I have learn to express my inner most feelings isnt this the concept of dating, your partner is suppose to be there for you in times of confusion, troubles, and reassurances.
Now I’ve told him, I have a strong sense of feeling that there’s someone else or he’s in the early stages of getting to know this woman or who ever.

HIs signs are: 1. he says he’d come by after work, well he never shows not even a quick phone call to say he’s not coming.
2. everytime i call his phone he either shuts it off or never answers, and when he does, he tells me he’s busy and would call me back…he never does.
3. i ask just for a little affection and everytime i do it seems the end of the world for him. 4. he rather watch porn and relieve himself than to take care of my needs! 5. he’s just down right rude when ever i call him just to see how things are. he snaps as if i’ve disrupted his world. i’ve asked him many times to let me know what’s going on and just to be honest. i would love to move on with my life, be single and free, flirt, and who knows maybe have a few casual flings here and there. but i dont because when you’ve given yourself and you’ve fall madly in love with him, you would wait an eternity, you see no wrong no flaws, when his words cuts you, the love you have for him over comes the hurt. but you bravely hide it. so now you wonder why we snoop…DONT GIVE US WOMEN A REASON TOO!

May 4, 2012 at 10:44 pm
(6) DonnaMarie says:

I am going through the same BS at this moment. From the start of this relationship he told me my actions speak louder than my words, i was like ok no big deal, so your not a talker. well I AM I have learn to express my inner most feelings isnt this the concept of dating, your partner is suppose to be there for you in times of confusion, troubles, and reassurances. Now I’ve told him, I have a strong sense of feeling that there’s someone else or he’s in the early stages of getting to know this woman or who everHIs signs are: 1. he says he’d come by after work, well he never shows not even a quick phone call to say he’s not coming.2. everytime i call his phone he either shuts it off or never answers, and when he does, he tells me he’s busy and would call me back…he never does.3. i ask just for a little affection and every time i do it seems the end of the world for him. 4. he rather watch porn and relieve himself than to take care of my needs! 5. he’s just down right rude when ever i call him just to see how things are. he snaps as if i’ve disrupted his world. i’ve asked him many times to let me know what’s going on and just to be honest. i would love to move on with my life, be single and free, flirt, and who knows maybe have a few casual flings here and there. but i dont because when you’ve given yourself and you’ve fall madly in love with him, you would wait an eternity, you see no wrong no flaws, when his words cuts you, the love you have for him over comes the hurt. but you bravely hide it. so now you wonder why we snoop…DONT GIVE US WOMEN A REASON TOO!

June 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm
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December 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm
(8) gwen says:

My very first boyfriend dated me for seven months and I liked him alot. He told me on new years that he loved me and wanted to be with me for a long time. I didn’t really believe him. Good thing because a week later he stopped talking to me and avoided me. On friday the 13, he txt me saying that he wanted to end it and that he still wanted to be friends. He said it wasn’t me it was him . After we broke up i gave him space then tried to becone friends again and he ignored me. I asked him to explain to me why he broke up with me. He never gave me an answer. Then about a few months later, my “friend” told me that he only dated me because he couldn’t get another girl and basically did it to make her jealous. I’m so mad at him.

February 6, 2013 at 5:49 pm
(9) Danielle says:

Me and my ex had been dating for 8 months and we would both be 16 soon.
Stupidly I thought things were going great we went on trips with each others family, messed around, and were always with or talking with each other.
Well one night we went out dirt biking and I though we both had a good time but I guess he didn’t. After he dropped me off at home he gave me a kiss, which at the time I didn’t know would be our last.
The next day I texted him and he was like really short with one word replys. I brushed it off because it was summer and his job had him extremely busy. Well after about a week he just completely stopped replying to me and ignoring my calls. After two weeks I have up because I wasn’t going to embarrass myself anymore.
It just bothered me that after almost dating for a year he not only didn’t have the decency to break up with me face to face, but he couldn’t even do it at all.
For all you girls who think that getting a text is absolutely dreadful, not even getting any word of a breakup is definitely worse.
I went months pretending I didn’t care and then one day when school starts he comes up to me and just says “I’m sorry, wanna be friends”. I still liking him said yeah and hoped maybe we would rekindle.
Now he is dating one of my really good friends and I am just left really pissed off to the side.
So of your ever thinking of dumping someone, do it. Text, call, email, whatever you choose but actually break up with them. Don’t leave them without a word, when your dating that long you deserve something. Not just silence.

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