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Bachelor Jake Pavelka Broke Up With Vienna Over the Phone

What's The Worst Way You've Been Dumped?

Explaining how he broke up with fiancée Vienna Girardi, The Bachelor Jake Pavelka said: "It was a difficult conversation on the phone. But the relationship was headed in that direction."

Really? He ended a (supposed) engagement over the phone? That's a pretty harsh way to break up, but it's surely not the most creative. Berger broke up with Carrie via Post-it note in Sex and the City, and there's always the blog post back out, Facebook fiasco, or email explanation. What's the worst way you've been dumped?

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hiptobesquare hiptobesquare 7 years
on again/off again (mostly on, just fighting all of the time) boyfriend of two-and-a-half-years has done some heinous things, but when we actually broke up it was because he was moving out of the country. High School boyfriend broke up with me in my car, because he didn't want his mom to see me cry. Lovely. Bella - my god, that is terrible. Glad you got out!
opentypeA opentypeA 7 years
I've been dumped halfway through a family reunion — after the guy stood in all our family pictures! I'm a designer, so thankfully I was able to photoshop him out, but when everyone asked where he went I just said, "Something came up so he had to go home." Sheesh!
zeze zeze 7 years
I've dumbed by email...mostly because I knew I was doing the right thing but I also knew that I didn't want to do it at all so given the chance to be convinced otherwise, I would have totally backed down and regretted it...selfish maybe, but I think in the long run I did both of us a favor.
sugajen sugajen 7 years
I dated a guy for 4 months, things went fairly well. Then i get dumped over text message at work. The worse part is he wouldn't answer my calls or give me a real reason. We would talk for hours a day then this wtf
kulikuli kulikuli 7 years
I dated a guy for 4 years and the week we were planning on moving in together, i found out he got another girl PREGNANT! yup, a week later he moved with her to California. Took me awhile to get over the shock of what had happened.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Thanks, missy+posty. It was rough. But I'm glad I saw his character then, and not five years down the line.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
My longer relationships always ended in a pretty civil way, with both of us deciding to part...but I was once dating someone over the summer who suddenly stopped calling or answering the phone. That's what you get for dating someone who is 'going to break up with his girlfriend'. Yeah, I know better now than to be the other woman!
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Bella, that is one of the worst stories I've ever heard... what a DOUCHE. I have never been broken up with harshly, or even creatively, but I keep thinking of those junior high "relationships" when the dumper sends a friend to tell the dumpee. Haha
missy1632 missy1632 7 years
Wow, Bella... that's WAY harsh! That is one of the unkindest things I have ever heard :(
Beauty Beauty 7 years
I also had a "relationship status" on Friendster (ha!) inform me that I'd been dumped. For years, that was the worst. But now I have a new one... I paid to fly my long-distance boyfriend down to take care of me about a week after my dad died. And then... he dumped me. Who does that?!
soapbox soapbox 7 years
I was always the one that did dumping, but the worst way I ever dumped someone was by not telling them. But let me explain myself. I did tell him that this relationship was not going to work, but he was an alcoholic/drug addict and didn't get the message. So I deleted his number, blocked him on facebook and went on with my life. I've been told that it took him a while to realize that I was gone, and that he was so upset that he nearly drank himself to death (he had to get his stomach pumped). After that, he dated a lot of girls that resembled me.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
My worst breakup was actually in person. It was a big fight, slamming doors, screaming, etc. He told me he was sleeping with his ex-girlfriend. My answer? "That's fine. Keep doing that, just don't call me anymore. See ya." And then HE went ballistic! He was the one yelling and screaming at me for not caring! I thought he was sleeping with his ex because he wanted to continue the relationship with her, not me, so I figured I'd let him go. Then he got all butt hurt and lost his temper. Weirdo. I'd take an email (which I've gotten) or a marriage counselor saying "You two should probably divorce" (also got that) over that drama any day.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
The first guy I ever dated just stopped calling. We were together for 8 months when i was 14/15 and he was 16/17. About a year later he called me and apologized for the way he ended things.
xxstardust xxstardust 7 years
I had an ex break up with me via facebook. Not in a message, or even a wall post, as bad as that would be - even worse. He changed his relationship status and left it at that; I found out when a friend called me at work to see if I was okay. He then dodged phone calls for 3 days. Nice guy, huh? (actually, for him .. that *was* fairly nice ...)
chequettex chequettex 7 years
When I was a freshman in college my boyfriend of 10 months broke up with my via AOL instant messenger. Yeah, he went to another school, but it was not very far away. Dork. But I'm the real dork: the next summer when he wanted to get back together with me, I accepted his apology and took him back, only for him to dump me AGAIN three months later. At least the 2nd time he broke up with me in person. In a gazebo. Thanks, ex-boyfriend, I still hate gazebos even though it's 10 years later and I'm now happily married.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
I haven't had anything that harsh happen to me, but with one guy, I got the "let's get together, we need to talk" during a late night phone call/during our first fight, which was 100% ominous and obviously I knew what was coming. So I worried all day the next day, and cried, and grieved even before it happened, and then he asked me to meet him at a Starbucks and when we got there, I told him to just get into my car, because there was no chance I was going to go inside and risk crying in front of one needs to hear this conversation, how awkward. And I knew I'd never say my true feelings if I knew people would hear me. And so we broke up in my car. Nice.
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