What To Say When Someone Breaks Up With You

Whether you see a breakup coming or it comes out of nowhere, the fact of the matter is that it sucks, especially if you are the dumped partner. Unlike the dumper, who usually has more time to plan the whole thing from the how to the where and when you may not have such luxury.

Hell, they may have even started working on how to get over a breakup while you’re still someone stewing over the series of fights you’ve been having lately. So, it’s pretty common, even if the split isn’t totally unexpected, to run short of things to say when your partner says it’s over.

If you think you might be in this position soon, or you’ve been there and would rather be prepared against your next breakup, this is for you. With the number of lines I have for you here, you could part ways with a different person every day for six months and not have to repeat any.

171 Things To Say When Someone Breaks Up With You

171 things to say when someone breaks up with you
  1. I’d wish you the best, but you just broke up with her. So, I wish you luck instead because you’ll need as much of it as you can get.
  2. I can’t believe you just casually woke up and decided to end the only good thing I had going for me.
  3. You are a terrible person, and I hope you rot in fuckboy hell!
  4. Can’t say it doesn’t suck, but I understand you have to do what you have to do.
  5. Any chance I can change your mind?
  6. Have you always felt this way?
  7. Is there someone else?
  8. It is what it is.
  9. Don’t worry about my pain. Instead, focus on the inevitable void my absence will leave in you for the rest of your miserable life.
  10. If this is some kind of joke, it’s not your best work.
  11. You may not realize it yet, but soon you’ll see that letting me go was a mistake.
  12. Are you sure this is what you want? Because me, not so much.
  13. Are you sure? Because once I walk out that door, it’s over.
  14. Do you want a breakup because you found the one? Well, I found something too. That you ain’t shit!
  15. It was fun while it lasted. Have a great life.
  16. I neither love nor hate you at this moment. I’m just tired.
  17. I could never hate you, John. Stay away from me, though.
  18. I did okay before you came along, we don’t have to do the whole faux care thing.
  19. I don’t wish you bad or good, I simply do not care about you anymore.
  20. To be completely honest, I wish you and I never crossed paths, let alone date,
  21. I can’t do this, please don’t make us end this way.
  22. You’re such an amazing person, and I wish you the very best in life… even if I no longer get to be in it.
  23. This sucks, but I respect your decision.
  24. I thought we had such a bright future together as a couple. Too bad you don’t feel the same way.
  25. I am not taking this well at all, but I’m going to be okay, and so are you.
  26. Nothing good lasts forever, indeed. I only wish I had more time to call you mine.
  27. I’m not even sad about the breakup, just a bit upset that my kids will have to call another man dad.
  28. I’ll deny this in the morning, but right now, I need you to know that the breakup has been extremely tough for me. I miss you so much, it hurts.
  29. You were my last shot at commitment, so I hope you feel good about depriving some poor guy of the love of his life.
  30. I want to say I hope someone pays you back in your own coin, but I love you too much to wish you what you did to me.
  31.  So we both said some things, and for my part, I want you to know I didn’t mean any of that. 
  32. I’m sorry things had to end the way they did. I hate myself for my part in it, and I hope you can forgive me with time.
  33. I don’t need your apology, John. You made your choice, now live with it.
  34. I would never willingly choose to hurt your feelings like that. I guess I don’t deserve the same courtesy.
  35. To be frank, I knew it was only a matter of time before you wisened up. If anything, I’m surprised it took this long.
  36. Ring the bells, sound the alarm, a baby girl is finally free!
  37. If you insist.
  38. I don’t think I could ever be okay with you not being a part of my life anymore, and it certainly wouldn’t be for lack of trying.
  39. I hope you have a life as great as you are, even if I no longer get to be a part of it.
  40. I’m feeling all sorts of emotions right now, so no, I don’t think you want me to say something.
  41. You’re sorry? Well, I am too. You don’t get what we had every day. Shame it didn’t work out.
  42. To be honest, I don’t understand why you would choose to spend our lives like this, but I guess I have to respect your decision.
  43. You were my boyfriend just last night, and now you are an ex? Unbelievable.
  44. I have no ex. You became dead to me the moment you asked for a breakup.
  45. Relationships are obviously not for me, maybe I’ll get a cat… or five.
  46. I have such strong feelings for you right now, and I’ll give you a hint: it’s not all love.
  47. We dated, it’s over. Get over yourself.
we dated, it's over
  1. I don’t know if there’s ever a good time to break someone’s heart, but this was definitely not it.
  2. I wish you said this earlier before I pitched my tent with you and planned my entire life around you. I’ll get over the breakup, but I could never forgive you for wasting my time like that.
  3. You said I was the star of your show. I guess I wasn’t written into the future seasons.
  4. If someone had told me I’d be having a conversation about you with the words ‘closure,’ ‘ex’ and ‘breakup’ coming up, I would have said, “uh-uh, not him.”
  5. Couples break up all the time, I know that, but I just don’t know how to live with myself knowing it’s my fault our beautiful relationship ended.
  6. I didn’t know I was missing something until you came along and became my partner. I can barely remember what being without you feels like, although it appears my memory is about to get refreshed.
  7. Miss me with all that friendship BS, I wanted you as my boyfriend, not a friend, and certainly not an ex.
  8. This is the first time anyone has broken up with me ever! Guess you found a way to immortalize yourself, after all, ‘cos it’s also gonna be the last.
  9. Wow. I know you have your reasons and that this is ultimately for the best, but I still can’t believe it’s over. Just like that?
  10. From the deepest parts of my heart and mind, I want you to know that I love you with every fiber of my being. But my feelings are obviously not enough, so I hope you find what you’re looking for, [Tracy].
  11. To think I was considering giving this happiness thing a shot again. You sure know how to pick your timing, don’t you, Johnny?
  12. I know it’s not my fault that you had to break up with me, but I’m sorry still.
  13. Not gonna lie I’m hurt, but I want you to know nonetheless that I appreciate you being honest with me about your feelings. Goodbye, [Riley].
  14. I obviously don’t want us to break up, but you’ve made your decision, and I know better than to try and change your mind.
  15. I want to block you and move on, but you’ve become such a central part of my life that cutting you off would literally affect everything. I’m still doing it, though.
  16. I may be a self-saboteur, but I didn’t do this to us. I gave this relationship my all and stayed against my nature, and for what?
  17. I never want to go through the kind of hurt you put me through ever again. So, I’m sorry, but it’s a no for me on the friendship offer. I couldn’t possibly watch you from the sidelines, knowing I’m no longer your special someone.
  18. It’s kind of you to reach out, but don’t do it again. Seriously.
  19. I have half a mind to come to your place so you can tell me to my face that you no longer want me, but I’m not sure my heart could take it.
  20. Thank you for doing this sooner rather than later. I hope I’m still able to give love a chance again after this.
  21. I hear you, [Mide], I just have one question: was any of it real, or was our whole relationship a lie?
  22. I appreciate you looking out for me but right now, rather than talk, I think I just need some time to myself.
  23. Our relationship ended, but we don’t have to lose our friendship too, do we? I’m good either way, though, just putting it out there.
  24. This is the most amicable breakup I’ve ever had, it’s so weird.
  25. Does this mean sex is also off the table, or can we still be friends with benefits?
  26. I can’t believe I even trusted that you wouldn’t leave. Where do I get the audacity? Everyone always does.
  27. I can’t believe I’ve been so stupid.
  28. Well, it’s about goddamn time. I always knew this was too good to be true.
  29. Can’t say I never fantasized about being single while we were together, but now that I am, I miss being in a relationship.
  30.  Good riddance!
  31. I’m sad that our relationship had to end, but I feel even worse knowing that you were never truly happy the whole time we were together.
  32. I wish I would have known that I wasn’t doing enough as your partner. Maybe, just maybe, I could have tried harder.
  33. I trusted you, and you took me for a fool. Never again, player! Never again.
  34. Honestly, I’m just looking forward to the time when I can think back on our relationship without tearing up.
  35. All I get when I see happy couples these days are all negative feelings, so congratulations, you made a bitter person out of me.
  36. You could have said something. Hell, you could have asked for a break. But no, you went straight for terminating nine months of investment based on some ideas someone put in your head? Can’t say I’m surprised, though, a tad disappointed, but not surprised.
  37. My friends said I dodged a bullet and based on everything you’ve said to me since the breakup and I’m starting to believe them.
  38. I guess I always knew I wasn’t the one for you, never was.
  39. Couples who break up and end up becoming friends with their ex must be a special breed because I just don’t see that ever happening with us. 
  40. Not to be that person, but breaking up with me is totally your loss!
  41. I have thought of a million reasons why you would do this, but none makes sense. Can you please put me out of my misery and tell me why?
  42. I know I said you were funny and all, but I lied.
  43. You were such an awesome boyfriend that I can’t even bring myself to be petty towards you. I’m sorry our relationship had to end. I won’t forget you in a hurry.
  44. The next girl that gets to call you her man would be so lucky.
  45. I pity whoever makes the mistake of falling for you next.
  46. I didn't think this would be happening. I had such plans for us, gosh, I feel like such a fool.
  47. To think I was planning a couples’ road trip with my friend and her boyfriend. LOL.
  48. So, what happens now?
  49. I really thought we made sense together, guess that's one more thing I was wrong about.
  50. Like a phoenix, I'm going to rise from the ashes of this breakup better than ever, so really, there's nothing to be sorry about.
  51. What even is the perk of dating you? It sure can’t be happiness because that would mean that you failed miserably with us.
  52. You're right, I deserve better. I just had to come to the realization myself, so thanks for the push.
  53. Someday, you'll realize all the terrible things you put me through in the name of love. Only it would be too late to seek my forgiveness.
  54. I know I am not without fault, I could have handled the situation better, but there's no use crying over spilled milk so let's both just work on moving on.
  55. I still have feelings for you.
i still have feelings for you
  1. We are never ever getting back together!
  2. If I could go back in time and make different choices, I would. But I can't, so I have to live with my mistakes.
  3. I wish I could unhurt you, but I can't, and for that, I am sorry.
  4. I know you hate me right now, but I do hope that isn’t the case forever.
  5. Our relationship may not have worked out, but in the one year that you were my boyfriend, I learned a lot about love from you. Thanks for that <3.
  6. You really took me for granted, but I did something even worse by making it okay for you to treat me like that. Lesson learned, though, never again!
  7. I should have just channeled all that energy I wasted on our relationship on getting the bag. Maybe then I’d still be crying right now, but at least it would be in luxury 🥺
  8. If we're both being honest, I think the breakup was the only viable option left. We really weren't working.
  9. This breakup has opened my eyes to ALL I've been missing out on. The possibilities are so vast I feel like my life is only just beginning, and guess who I have to thank again? You.
  10. I thought I'd be miserable if you left me, but I'm actually grateful. I'd gotten way too comfortable.
  11. One day I’d be able to look back at all the memories we shared without bursting into tears, just not today.
  12. Sitting through this breakup conversation with you is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.
  13. Someone referred to you as my ex-boyfriend today mid-conversation, and it was a needed tug back to reality.
  14. This conversation could have happened literally any day, but you chose my big day to break up with me? How insensitive can you be?
  15. It will never not be funny how I went from a non-committal to picking baby names with you only to be jilted five minutes to the altar.
  16. From the bottom of my heart and in the sincerest way possible: F**k you, [Peter].
  17. I’m not one to hold a grudge, you know that. But at this moment, I’m convinced I’m going to resent you for the rest of my life for how you treated me.
  18. A breakup text? That’s what I get from you after five years of relationship, a freaking text!? Well, I reject this breakup. If you have something to say to me, you know where to find me.
  19. This isn’t my first breakup, probably won’t be the last either, but I can sleep easy knowing I wasn’t the reason this time.
  20. Maybe closure is overrated, but I’m pursuing it anyway because anything is better than the hurt that currently fills me.
  21. Funny how we take what we have for granted until we no longer have them. What I’d give right now is to roll one with you and have a conversation just like we used to ):
  22. “My boyfriend (now ex) …” that’s one way I never thought I’d ever had to describe you, yet here we are.
  23. I changed your name on my phone from LOML to Ex #4 today, lmao
  24. We all have different ideas of a successful relationship, and by mine, ours was one. It was good while it lasted.
  25. You know I don’t do awkward situations well, so call me when all that blows over, and maybe we can be friends again.
  26. RIP mf, cos you are dead to me!
  27. I’m not going to be the girl who leaves the door open for an ex, so just know that if we go through with this breakup, that is it. We are over for good.
  28. I’m all out of words to say to you, dear, I’m afraid you’re gonna have to find another way to ease your conscience.
  29. First, you break up with me. Then you call me up in the middle of the night to talk like nothing happened. Is it crack?
  30. You are my ex-boyfriend now, just that. I have no interest in being your friend, not after everything I’ve been through with you as your partner.
  31. For the last time, come get your stuff from my place, or I swear I’ll throw them out.
  32. I’m sorry I cheated. I promise I never meant to hurt you like that.
  33. You weren’t my best sexual partner, you don’t even hold a candle to my ex. Now that we’re no longer together, I feel like I can tell you.
  34. You have ruined other men for me. I don’t see how I could ever love again after this.
  35. To be honest, our relationship was doomed to fail from the start. We know better than to expect to build something lasting based on our feelings alone.
  36. I blame myself for trusting you.
  37. I’m done blaming you, myself, or anyone for the breakup because what difference does that make?
  38. Our breakup didn’t have to be this messy. We should both do better next time.
  39. I’m still amazed at how well I’m handling this breakup. I honestly expected it to be a lot worse.
  40. You’re not irreplaceable after all, who woulda thunk?
  41. It’s kind of you to worry about me, but you really don’t have to, I’m fine. At least I’m going to be.
  42. Even though I understand the reason for this, I still hate parting from you.
  43. We are both adults, breakup happens. No hard feelings.
  44. I’m so going to miss our little bubble and you.
i'm going to miss our little bubble and you
  1. You’ve done so much for my love life, my next boyfriend should thank you.
  2. I knew there was trouble when things got so bad we couldn’t even get through a conversation without fighting. How did we get here?
  3. What happened to us?
  4. Thanks for not waiting till later to show your true color.
  5. Our breakup is proof that sometimes relationships can expire on their own through no fault of anyone in particular.
  6. Don’t beat yourself up so much, darling. Circumstances may force us apart right now, but we obviously still care a great deal about each other. It’s us, we’ll make it work somehow. We always do. 
  7. Our relationship may not have lasted forever, but I’m grateful it happened. We made so many great memories together; I’m sure going to miss you.
  8. I think I need some time to process my situation going forward, could you give me a few days?
  9. I know the decision to make our break permanent must not have been an easy one for you. How are you holding up?
  10. You broke up with me. I don’t understand why we’re even having this conversation. What do you want me to say?
  11. It took two of us to call this a relationship, and as a stakeholder, I reject this breakup.
  12. For some reason, I always thought we would go all the way.
  13. I guess it’s true what they say, everything that has a beginning has an end.
  14. I was too good for you, anyway.
  15. Before you pick up the phone and call me a week from now, remember we broke up for a reason.
  16. I’d be lying if I said we were perfect, but our issues weren’t beyond reason, I thought. Couples make it through worse all the time. I guess both partners would have to be on board for that to happen.
  17. Not saying I was a perfect partner, but I know I tried, Dave. If you would have just met me halfway, perhaps this breakup would never have happened.
  18. We did the best we could (at least I did), I guess the breakup was just inevitable.
  19. Breaking up is probably for the best.
  20. I forgive you.
  21. Does this mean I can date that hot friend of yours now? 
  22. Do I at least get breakup sex?
  23. I have nothing more to say to you, ex. See you in court.
  24. OK. 
  25. Boy, bye!

FAQs

What is the best thing to do when someone breaks up with you?

When someone breaks up with you, the best thing to do is get on with purging them out of your system, though you first have to accept that the relationship has ended. Take the time to mourn the relationship you had, the ideas you shared, what could have been, etc. Then get on the road to healing and happiness again.

How do you comfort someone who has been dumped?

A person who has been dumped would most likely be feeling dejected and all alone in the world. Hearing someone validate those emotions by telling them they are allowed to feel them can be quite comforting in that situation. And also that they’re going to be okay and that they won't always feel that way. 

How do you respond when you get dumped?

The ideal way to respond after a breakup is to take a step back to get your feelings and thoughts in order and ultimately respect your partner’s decision. If you must react at the moment, breathe first and try to keep it as close to ideal as possible.

How do I get over him fast?

To get over someone fast, you first have to mourn the relationship you had with them. Instead of suppressing the emotions, your ex provokes in you, let yourself feel it all. Cry, scream, write your feelings on a note, and burn it, whatever you need to do for closure. Then get busy, preferably doing something fun, or that adds value to you, and you’d forget about your ex in no time.

Who hurts more after a breakup?

Since most breakup cases are premeditated, the partner who initiates the split should hurt less than the one who gets dumped. Although science has it, women tend to feel it more in the short term while men may never fully recover from a breakup.

In Conclusion

Break up is so common, yet each one is so unique. Where some people respond with anger, your first reaction to someone breaking up with you might be empathy. There is no single way to deal with it, just remember to act within reason. And that no matter what happens, you will be fine. As always, kindly leave a comment and share the article if you found it helpful.

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