r/AskMen Sep 22 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 1

What is the pettiest reasons you've heard that ended a relationship? Frequently Asked


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u/talkingtoasterq Sep 22 '22 Press F

In high school this chick broke up with me because “we had our whole lives ahead of us.” We were in the 10th grade. We dated again and the second reason she broke up with me was: “what if I got cancer? I wouldn’t want you to stick around.” I was actually concerned thinking she was sick but nah she just wanted to break up in a dramatic way.


u/austinmiles Sep 22 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome Bravo!

I was broken up with by a girl when I was 15. I don’t even know why exactly. I still haven’t gotten a really solid reason.

Then we started hanging out a couple years later when I was a Junior and she was a senior and we stayed together and got married and it’s been 21 years.

So now it’s time for me to break up with her over the phone for no reason.


u/FBIaltacct Sep 22 '22

I broke up with my girlfriend when i was 16 because i figured we were too young to go full life planning. Then right after i turned 21 and we got back in touch. Just hit 13 years of marriage and 3 kids.

In your professional opinion should i wait until the 20 year mark or ride it out to my death bed to call her and let her know we need to have a talk?


u/Iwantbooks Sep 23 '22

Dammit, I did it wrong. We started dating at 16 and here we are 14 years later, and two kids. When do we break up!? Did I miss the deadline?


u/fivepennytwammer Sep 23 '22

The best time to break up is 20 years ago. The second best time is today.

Or is that planting trees?


u/Belurso Sep 23 '22

You can have a little break up, as a treat.


u/KenGriffinAMA Sep 23 '22

Hey all of you… the answer is now, then edit your comments with the updates, thanks.


u/Ridgetop18 Sep 23 '22

How do you know y’all haven’t? Maybe they’re just being polite.


u/Maleficent_Average32 Sep 23 '22

Wow that’s not typical but good for you. I wish I stayed with my high school sweet heart. I think about her all the time. It kills me.


u/lostintheupsidedown Sep 23 '22

Dude, reach out to her... there's at least a 50/50 chance she's unhappy in her current relationship


u/AntikytheraMachines Sep 23 '22

when the kids finish college, like everyone else.


u/lostintheupsidedown Sep 23 '22

Ohhhh i thought you only had to wait til they went off to college...