Post # 1
So my daughter, who is 22, has been dating someone for over 9 months, and this person broke up with her via text message. I feel so badly for her and I think it’s such a crappy way to end things.
The worst way someone broke up with me was via e-mail. I felt really badly at the time, but now feel I dodged a bullet with that one.
What is *your* worst break-up? Was it a blessing in disguise?
Post # 3
@Kimberley25: I have a good one…
I was flying back from Europe to see my then Boyfriend or Best Friend. I got stranded in Detroit due to a snow storm. When I called him to let him know I’d be a day or 2 later than expected, he replied… Yeah, well it’s okay because I met someone else. Nice. And YES it was a blessing in disguise.
I’m sorry to hear about what your daughter went through. I’m sure it too is a blessing in disguise.
Post # 4
@MrsWishyWashy: Oh, wow, what an utter a-hole!!
Thank you! I truly hope my daughter dodged a bullet…but she is really heartbroken right now; this was her first “real” relationship and now she is just so miserable. The thing I hate most about being a parent of an older child is not being able to kiss away the boo-boos. *sigh*
Post # 5
I was at work when the father of my daughter texted me to say it wasn’t working out and when I got home he would be leaving.
It crushed me for a long time.
Buuuuut, its the best thing that ever happened to me! I’m with the man of my dreams and we are getting married next June 🙂
I’m only a year older than your daughter so you let her know it isn’t the end of the world and someone fantastic is out there. And you tell her I said so! Lol.
Post # 6
I was dating a guy who travelled for work pretty often. I was getting fed up with the fact that when he was back in town he would barely make time to see me – he’s be gone for two weeks and come back for a weekend before leaving for another week. And he wouldn’t see me that weekend, saying he had to unpack, do laundry, re-pack, was too tired, etc. I told him that I needed him to make a bit more of an effort if this was going to work out, and his exact response was, “Well, I’d like to say that I’ll try and whatever, but I know I’m not going to.” Um, wow. Thanks for the honestly, I guess?
My friend wins this one though…or loses, depending on how you looked at it. After three years, her guy called her while she was driving to work one day to cancel their date that night and tell her that he never really loved her and didn’t want to lead her on any more than he already had.
Post # 7
@Kimberley25: I was dating my high school sweetheart and we decided to take a break. That part wasn’t too bad because it was in person. So we took a break for a (miserable) week and then he asked me out to dinner. We talked over dinner (avoiding the subject of our break) and just had a good conversation. I thought we were going to be fine, but we got back to my house and he told me it wasn’t working. He took me out to a nice dinner then dumped me… I asked him why later and he said he was just trying to be nice and I told him that it definitely sent the wrong message.
Worst part is that 2.5 years later (after I was engaged) he sent me a long text message about how he wanted to talk about what went wrong in our relationship and that he missed me. Nuh-uh buddy, you lost me over 2 years ago and I’m happy now 🙂
Post # 8
@sunshine_kar: Awww, thank you for your kind words!
Post # 9
@Wonderstruck: Wow, that’s terrible! I hope your friend is doing better!
Post # 10
I had a friend who got a text message from her husband, telling her he’d filed for divorce. Probably the worst breakup I’ve experienced was in high school, when my first boyfriend dumped me days after I slept with him for the first time…and then started dating my best friend. Of course, over the long run it was obviously for the best- I wouldn’t trade my fiance for anything.
Post # 11
@MrsBeck: Wow, 2 years later??? I’m glad you moved on and it looks like your big day is happening soon! Congrats!
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
I was engaged to a guy and we were in an LDR. I saw him THAT DAY, went home, and got a phone call saying he wanted to break up.
Post # 14
When I was in high school, I was in a LDR, and at one point we went almost 2 months without talking at all. If this had been a short term thing, I would have just said forget it, but we had been together for a year and a half so I kept trying (not obsessively) to get in contact with him. When I finally did, he said “I meant to send you an e-mail but my computer crashed. Sorry, this isn’t working for me.”
Totally a blessing, and I wouldn’t even say in disguise. It let me finally break free from the hold and pursue something more tangible.
Post # 15
Believe it or not, but nobody ever broke up with me. I always did it. I guess when I did it via voicemail that was considered pretty rude?!?! The scumbag didn’t deserve a different way!
Post # 16
Worst breakup ever? No, probably not even the worst breakup of her life. It was only nine months. To even compete in the Ever category, he’d have had to at least:
leave her at the altar;
steal her car;
run over her dog;
burn down her house;
and marry his new girlfriend using the rings she’d bought for them.