Let it be clear: being dumped is rarely pleasant. But the worst part is getting dumped by getting caught in the face with a bogus, out of date, or downright rotten breaking sentence.
A small anthology of breaking phrases to avoid at all costs …
- “It’s not you, it’s me”
It might be the world’s oldest breakup phrase and have served for millennia (at least!), But it still has a musty, rotten aftertaste. Frankly, it’s hard enough to get dumped, but getting dumped with that m **** phrase is worse than anything.
- ” I do not deserve you “
This one is a bit like the “it’s not you, it’s me” variant. It is therefore just as annoying, because we feel that the guy or the girl who employs it is just trying to do without the ointment and to devalue himself so that the pill has a little less trouble passing. Super annoying, because if we were so hot, why the hell would our partner want to leave us? Pfff!
- “We can always remain friends”
When we get dumped and our ex offers to “stay friends”, what he really means is “of course I’m leaving you, but in the event that I do not find other duvet mates in the weeks to come, I would like to keep you under the elbow ”. Must be refused, especially if you still have feelings for the ex in question: nothing worse than being considered a s**x friend when you hope – in vain – that the couple will rise from the ashes. Creepy!
- “Between us, things are going a little too fast”
When a boy or a girl says that to his partner, it actually means: “oulala, since you told me that you were in love with me, I realize that in fact me my feelings do not follow absolutely not … It is time for it to stop ”. Basically, it is the breaking sentence that makes us understand that we packed ourselves as it should, but unfortunately, all alone!
- “I’m really sorry” + very sad head
Someone who dumps us, and who just cracked up with an “I’m sorry” without adding anything behind by taking on the air of a beaten dog, it’s really very very very annoying; What does that mean, that as we can see it all wrong, he believes that we are going to forgive him, and/or console him because this rupture seems to affect him? LOL!
- “I am in a phase of my life where I want to make the most of it”
This one has the merit of being clear. But for those who would still need a decoder, we could translate it by: “I realize that I really like it, so I find that restricting myself to one only s**xual partner would be really stupid of me ”.
- “I realize that I love you more like a friend in fact”
As a reminder, this phony excuse of Friendship is only used as a preventive measure when you do not want to get into a relationship with someone and you are looking for a pretext that is not too annoying: “I appreciate you very much, but I consider you more as a friend ”, or even“ I really love you a lot, but I don’t want to ruin our friendship ”.
- “You were right for Stephan (i) e … not just a colleague”
Uh, okay, in a relationship, telling the truth and being honest is commendable. But hey, from there to unboxing directly to our future-ex that we leave him/her for someone else, it’s a bit hard anyway. Better to leave him the happiness of learning it via Facebook or a mutual friend …
- “You will always have a special place in my heart and I will always love you”
That smacks of the person who dumps us, but who is not sure to fall back on his feet after the breakup, and who therefore seeks to make us his eventual plan B, just in case, in case of food shortage.
- Say nothing at all!
Ok, pulling out a moldy breakup phrase sucks, but doing your business in 1 hour, leaving the apartment without even leaving a note, and never answering calls-emails-sms is really no better. A little courage no but!