Being on the receiving end of a breakup is terrible, but it's made even crappier if, instead of hearing the truth about why your relationship is ending, you're subjected to some lame breakup excuses — because nothing is worse than not getting closure. Whether you saw it coming a mile away or were totally blindsided by a breakup, it'shard to move on when you feel like you don't know the real reason that things didn't work out. If you're planning to break up with your partner, it might seem kinder to make up an excuse rather than reveal the truth about why you no longer want to be together. In reality, being dishonest will only make it more difficult for your partner to accept and heal from the breakup.
"While the truth might be painful, getting a lame excuse only adds extra uncertainty and anxiety to the breakup," Jonathan Bennett, Relationship/Dating Coach and Owner of The Popular Man, tells Bustle. "A truthful answer is valuable for two reasons. First, the truth will usually come out later, especially if it involves another person. And seeing that will only reopen old wounds. Second, not knowing the truth can create extra insecurity and involve unnecessary speculation about the actual reason. Knowing the truth might create more initial pain, but it hastens the process of acceptance and moving on."
Anyone who's been dumped knows what a horrible feeling it is, especially if your now-ex gives you some cliché, BS reason for breaking up. In a recent AskReddit thread, one user asked people to share the worst breakup excuses they've ever heard. Here are 12 of the lamest, most hurtful, and just plain strange reasons people have given (or been given) for breaking up with someone.