15 Of The Worst Break-Up Texts Ever

The 21st Century’s constant development (and obsession) with technology has certainly made many things a lot easier to do. Breaking up with someone happens to be one of them, if you’re not into awkward face to face contact or don’t want to deal with your now ex yelling or crying in your ear on the other line. The idea of breaking up over text is getting more and more popular these days. Some may find it a convenience, while others definitely view it as a cowardice, insensitive, and cold thing to do, especially to anyone who may have had someone break up with them via iMessage in the past.

Is breaking up with someone over text really wrong? While the answer to that question remains controversial, it’s pretty fair to say that it’s viewed as quite taboo. There’s something that seems so impersonal about telling someone such bad news through text. However, some of them aren’t bad at all. Some are actually funny as hell. Sometimes there’s a shocking plot twist involved, and some break up texts even turn out to be majorly epic fails!

Here are 15 of the worst break-up texts ever!

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15 You're Not Breaking Up With Me

First of all, can we talk about how hilariously golden this girl’s responses are? What better way to deflect an attempted break up through text than with denial? They are literally not buying into this whatsoever. They will not allow it! You think you’re breaking up with me? Nah.

In fact, this person’s strategy is so good, that the poor guy trying so hard to break up with his girlfriend is actually frustrated! Isn’t it supposed to be the person who got dumped yelling in caps lock and getting angry and emotional? Not this chick, nope. She’s keeping her man.

This is probably one of the worst breakup texts ever. Not because it’s heartbreaking and filled with sorrow and regret, but because it looks like there just might not be a breakup at all. Breakup officially cancelled.

“How’s it feel not to have a boyfriend anymore?”

“I wouldn’t know.” Classic!

14 Two Timing Andy

Damn, not only did this not start out as a break-up text, but poor Jessica found out her guy’s been cheating on her, courtesy of the other woman! Now I’ve got to give it to her; quite classy to let the boy go without getting into a nasty cat fight with the side chick right? She simply tells the mystery girl that she and Andy are totally through. You go Jessica! He wasn’t worth your time to begin with.

Meanwhile, Andy has no idea he’s lost one of his girlfriends. Looks like Andy’s going to be pretty pissed off later on. Sucks for you Andy, and I guess you’ll just go out and find another one… or two … like the dog you are.

By the way mystery girlfriend, shouldn’t you be breaking up with cheating Andy here too? It’s obvious here that he’s clearly been fooling around on you as well, making it very likely in the future that he’ll do it again. I guess Andy here has a quite a hold on her. Lucky for Jessica, she’s not having it. Deuces!

13 When You Accidentally Break Up With The Wrong Person

This has to be not only one of the worst attempts at a break-up texts ever, but also ironic. First of all, everyone knows you can’t “break up” with your spouse. That’s called divorce, which looks like something that just might be in the cards for this situation.

And can we talk about the fail attempt at trying to justify this message to his wife? Meant for someone else? Did you really just admit that you’ve been cheating on her? But what has to be even funnier is that it took her a moment to catch on to what he’s just said!

Another funny thing is if she’s on the other side of the room, why’s she still texting him? Especially after what he just revealed to her?!? Yet again she responds with a text after her husband gave his second reply. Twice. Guess we can only imagine how the face-to-face confrontation went down, if there even was one.

12 When True Colors Come Out

Yeah, this is totally awkward, and we can blame that damn autocorrect, always messing everything up!

How hilariously nonchalant is Jenna’s response here. She’s not mad. She’s not angry. She’s not disappointed. She’s not swayed one bit. Honestly, to Jenna, this sounds like a good idea! To her, this would have been a very easy break-up. After all, she’s been thinking about breaking it off for a moment. To Jenna, they could totally use some time apart.

As for Jason however, this was far from his plans. He didn’t mean “dumping”, He totally meant “Jumping”. And now his girlfriend is agreeing with his mistake, or his phone’s autocorrect? Jenna seriously wants to break it off now? Nice going smartphone technology, out here trying to ruin people’s relationships!

So, does this mean the end of the road for Jenna and Jason? All we know for sure is this is one awkward and pretty bad break up text.

11 WTF

Raise your hand if you believe this has to be one of the corniest and worst attempts at making a joke. Sure it’s kind of cute at the end, but come on, that is a terrible start of a “joke”. Plus building it up beforehand with the century old “It’s not you, it’s me” line didn’t make it any less cheesy or irritating either.

The fact that the other person’s only responses are emoji’s is interesting. Are they not really bothered? No questions or sarcastic rebuttals or angry ranting? Could that be a sign that they just might not be that into their S/O? Hmm…

Anyway, looks like Casanova here tells really bad jokes, and their S/O isn’t very amused. A break up through text is never a good joke in the first place.

10 Ouch

Well damn! Talk about telling it straight!

Bad sex can be a total deal breaker for many people, and it looks like this was the exact reason for her. It is sad because we assume that it was so bad that she had to tell him through text! Even worse, the poor guy’s only response was “oh.” As if he knows that he’s pretty terrible in bed. If you knew you were terrible in bed, wouldn't you try to get better? Be the best you can be? Or maybe she just isn'r attracted to him anymore, which in that case is pretty rough. Either way this is a pretty harsh breakup.

This girl got straight to the point. There was no need for warning or lighthearted reasoning. She went straight in and said “We need to break up.” Why? Their sex life is repulsive. I guess a horrible sex life does beat out your guy checking your hot sister out huh?

9 A Little Too Soon

Leave it to your friends to break the news to you before it’s too late right? Wrong.

This goes on the list as one of the worst break up texts ever because it looks like Mark has been keeping the secret from his girl for a while. Here comes Mark’s best friend to the rescue, accidentally dropping the bomb so he doesn’t have to. That’s what good friends are for, aren’t they?

Mark’s girlfriend on the other hand isn’t too pleased, of course. Her boyfriend’s best friend just told her that her bf has been planning to break up with her for a while. Not only that, but he hasn’t even been into her in months? Why didn’t he just admit that to her months ago instead of leading her on? Why did his BFF even tell her he’s felt that way for so long? Why’s Mark’s friend still talking to her and making matters worse? The girl’s right dude, just stop talking. Don’t ever speak again for the rest of your pathetic life! And don’t take your friend’s girlfriends numbers! Ugh, what a mess.

8 Trying To Break Up By Joke

Well it looks like “Bae” is not bae anymore. We all know that no conversation that starts with “we need to talk” goes well. I feel like they sort of walked right into this one. Did they really expect good news?

So the relationship isn’t working out here. But no, they couldn’t just come right out and say that. They had to make some cheesy analogy about push –ups on your knees. How dumb.

Am I the only one that thinks doing push-ups on their knees is still a workout though? My arms feel like Jell-O either way. Anyway, the point here is that this douche here would rather tell their S/O that their relationship’s no longer working through a corny metaphor rather than just telling how they felt to their partner’s face.

What’s the moral of this story here? Take precaution when involving yourself with a gym rat.

7 We Guess Someone Cheated

I think Steve’s face says it all here.

How do you break up with your ex? Do you let them down gently? Do you suggest going your separate ways? Do you just block and delete their number and move on with your life?

We know what this person’s solution is: burning their shit to the ground!

Of course, this may not be justifiable (or legal) making this one of the worst break up texts in history! Sure they may have flirted with other people. Sure they might have cheated on you. Sure they may have eaten that slice of cheesecake you were saving yourself. Even through all that heartache or minor inconvenience, you can’t destroy people’s stuff! Come on people. Have some class!

6 Autocorrect Has Definitely Caused Many Breakups

See, this is why nobody likes autocorrect. Now did he really mean to correct it, or was he just trying to save his butt after she blew up about it? I have to admit, it does look like a pretty nice save here. Good luck at gaining those 15 pounds by summer John (side-eye). Either way, this one goes down as one of the worst break up, or failed attempt at a break up texts ever.

If John was being genuine, and was truly trying to tell his girlfriend about his desire to bulk up then he needs to contact Apple asap. Someone on the tech side needs to be more aware of how autocorrect is ruining lives and breaking people up. 'Break up' should never be an alternative option provided by your phone. Dangerous.

5 Harsh

Lyndsie has officially reached the level of savage. Like, is this not mean at all? Although she may come off totally bitchy in this context, can we just admit how funny this is? I think this is so mean yet so funny at the same time. I don’t know whether to call this one of the worst break up texts ever, or one of the shadiest break up texts ever. It’s not her fault her guy didn’t get the point the first time, or second … or third.

Let’s just use this for inspiration for the next time a n to be ex-boyfriend pisses you off so much that you don’t even care about making him feel stupid. This is the kind of break up text for that. Use this as your template

4 What Is Wrong With These People?

Let’s put this on the list of epic fails shall we?

What was this guy’s agenda? Did he really want her to cry and plead for him to stay? Did he want to get into a heated argument possibly in attempt to end it by bursting through her door, sweeping her off her feet and heading to the bedroom for euphoric makeup nookie? Is anyone else confused at why he’s trying so hard to make her feel some kind of way? Could this girl’s responses really be reverse psychology? Is this all one big joke? Is anyone else confused?

I feel like this couple doesn't really value one another and this seems like the laziest relationship ever. One can't be bothered with their S/O and the one seems bored, trying to get a rise out of their partner.

3 Add This To The List Of Epic Fails

Poor, poor thing. Not only has this relationship come to an end, but she doesn’t even want to have anything to do with her ex at all. Clearly this is a situation where two people were never on the same page and we all know that can end pretty messy.

But why is this girl’s ex trying so hard to get her to talk to him when she clearly doesn’t want to? What happened to leaving people alone? Giving people space and time? Although despite what he knows he’s put her through, he’s still putting himself and his feelings first and bothering her anyway. She clearly has nothing else to say to you dude. Selfish much? Why there are men out there like this, we’ll probably never know!

It makes total sense that she doesn’t want to speak to him. He’s really hurt this poor girl and it hurts my heart to read this, as this is one of the worst break up texts I’ve ever read.

2 Can Someone Pass The Kleenex?

Damn dude. Really? Did this guy really just do that? This sucks so bad, that this takes the cake as literally one of the worst break up texts in history!

I mean come on; everybody knows that “ily” is short for “I love you.” How could you get someone’s hopes up like that? Who does this? She even asked for him to spell it out because “it makes everything more special.” She wanted you to spell out “I love you.” And you end up saying “I’m leaving you.” Harsh much?

The fact that someone can send a message like that to their partner as a way of ending the relationship just break our hearts. People can be so cruel.

1 What A Sad And Cruel Trap

Best Dad award of the year goes to this father right here!

Worst boyfriend, or perhaps biggest jerk of the year, goes to Johnny!

But seriously, this has to be one of the most awkward break up texts ever, because it’s not even between Jess and her boyfriend; it’s her boyfriend and her Dad. Talk about cringe-worthy.

On the bright side (if there is one?) at least it wasn’t Jessica who saw it first. Looks like Johnny’s been left with a shocking ultimatum: either he will have to own up to his infidelity and he just might not get too banged up by Daddy-o here, or Daddy will just have to break the news to his little girl and Johnny gets an ass-whooping he’ll regret for the rest of his pathetic life. Unfortunately, it just might be Jessica who’ll be going through the most pain at the end of the day.

Can you believe that Johnny here even had the audacity to ask his soon-to-be ex-girlfriend’s father if he can go out with that Caitlin chick? Maybe he should just get his butt kicked after all, just for being a clueless jerk. Why do men have to be so mean?

That wraps up the top 15 worst break up texts ever. Hopefully you’ve never sent any break up texts like this- or any break up text whatsoever- in your life. And hopefully you can’t relate to getting a break up text like any of these because if you can, I’m already cringing.

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