Carrie Bradshaw got it on a Post-It, and Rachel Green got it in the form of a ‘we were on a break’ debacle. However it happens, there’s nothing worse than a bad break-up. No matter how bad yours was, though, these five Reddit horror stories just might manage to make you feel better about your own.
1 My girlfriend was studying abroad
‘I went to visit her after several months of saving to be able to buy a plane ticket. I arrived and she almost immediately told me that she was dating someone else.
‘The ticket, of course, was non-refundable. And so I had to spend five days completely heartbroken in a city I didn’t know, filled with people whose language I didn’t speak and without the means to go home.
‘F*cking worst week of my life.’
2 My boyfriend went away to see his family
‘Before he left I noticed I was very nauseous all the time and that my boobs were sore. He was nervous when he left and said he’d be back soon. He asked me to keep him updated. I started cramping badly and had bad bleeding. I thought it was just my period, but then the bleeding stopped after one day. I went to see a doctor for tests to make sure all was good down below. Turned out, I was pregnant and had partially miscarried. I also had first-stage signs of cervical cancer due to HPV that I contracted from my boyfriend [they had to laser off the abnormal cells]. I kept him informed of what was going on. He freaked out, never returned and admitted that he had been cheating on me with a girl in his hometown.’
3 My ex and I went to Thailand together for a two-week trip around the country
‘This was also a sort-of birthday present for me as it was right before my 20th birthday. On the third day, he confessed that he didn’t love me any more and realised it a month before the trip but couldn’t tell me. He just didn’t want to be with me any more. The trip was non-refundable. I had to get a new passport and take two weeks off work, and it was HIS IDEA! It was miserable and humiliating. I drank a lot. Instead of going home with me at the end of the trip, he stayed and got drunk with some of his friends who conveniently showed up, and slept with random girls. My birthday was terrible, and then when I got home I had to explain everything to my friends and parents. I cried for weeks.’