Bad Reasons to Break Up With Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend

There are good reasons to break up. These are not them.

Don't break up with your boy- or girlfriend...

  • Because he looks at other women. (If he doesn't, and he's not blind, he's either gay or dead.)
  • Because she is a high-powered attorney.
  • Because his dad owns the town you live in.
  • Because she does every single thing you say.
  • Because he makes you breakfast, but the eggs aren't quite perfect.
  • Because she drives a Porsche.
  • Because he doesn't like your sister.
  • Because she doesn't wear underwear.
  • Because he shows no interest in your girlfriends.
  • Because her mom is your dad's boss.
  • Because your BFF thinks he is not interesting.
  • Because she lives in a much better neighborhood than yours.
  • Because he likes shopping.
  • Because she doesn't like shopping.
  • Because everyone admires him when he dances.
  • Because all heads turn toward her when she enters a room.
  • Because he is too free with his money.
  • Because she is a Yoga master and contortionist.
  • Because he makes the bed and folds his clothes.
  • Because she has a ninth degree black belt in Karate.
  • Because he is too kind.
  • Because she is too calm.
  • Because he never criticizes you.
  • Because she never nags you.
  • Because he buys you things you did not ask for.
  • Because she is a U.S. Army Ranger.
  • Because he has interests other than you.
  • Because she reads books.
  • Because he knows all the best places to have a serious and thoughtful discussion.
  • Because she knows all the best places to enjoy outdoor sex.
  • Because he can pick a great wine.
  • Because she likes beer.
  • Because he sews.
  • Because she is better at your favorite sport than you are.
  • Because he's too clean.
  • Because she's too dirty.

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rydergifts 7 years ago from United Kingdom

This man has been doing some serous thinking:)


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

ha ha


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Tater2tot 7 years ago from ~~~

I would totally break up with a guy, if he didn't like my sister. I think that is an awesome reason to break up with someone. My family is very important to me and if he doesn't like someone in my family then he is not good enough for me.

I would also break up with him if he is too free with his money. If he is just an average Joe and not a millionaire then I don't want to be with someone who is financial irresponsible. I think that is another good reason to break up with them... I don't want to be in debt and I want my kids and myself to be comfortable but have the essentials. How can we do that if he throws his money away on useless crap?


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

I agree that if he thinks your sister is okay, that's good. If he thinks your sister is HOT, that's bad.

Finances? If you're planning to marry the guy and have KIDS already, ya, the bad spending habits gotta go.


the broken heart 7 years ago

seems like just a list of random things that a couple of guys sat around and came up with. not in depth really. more just for fun.

as for breaking up with someone because they don't like your family, sorry, but i didn't think they were dating your family. just like if their parents don't like you, you shouldn't break up with them, cause guess what? you arent dating their parents.

on the topic of money. don't base anything on money, or finacial responsibility. if worst comes to worst, you take over the finances. if you want to marry someone, and live your life with them, don't break it off over something that you could fix.


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

You're right!


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Magic Making Up 7 years ago

You've got quite a long list here. People just got to embrace both negatives and positives to make their relationships work.


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

Why can't we all just get along?


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JPeaslee 7 years ago

This is hilarious...I hope you just made these up, rather than gathering them from actual experiences.


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

Well, let's see. I never broke up with them, they always broke up with me. I guess the eggs weren't perfect!


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

I don't know Tom, if he sews. Really isn't that reason enough.


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

I would have thought it had to be needlepoint, but if sewing is over your personal threshold, who am I to say otherwise?


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feeweewv 7 years ago from Between A Dream And Reality

After reading this, I think I have always had good reasons... not as shallow as I thought I was.


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

That's right! It's a 'feel good' kinda hub!


Scream 7 years ago

What id you asked this person out and he said yes and then he broke up with you 2 days later saying, "I don't really like you. We can be friends though." That sucks...


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

Ya, that sucks. I'd say, "You can't break up with me because it's already over!" That would fix 'em


nazzy 7 years ago

all of those r great reasonz to break up with ur boyfriend and if u people don't agree look at it from a gurlz point of vew and think like a gurl mabye u will see that if hez like that then y r u with him in the first place really ladies think before u hurt urself trying to break up with him if hez perfect. just think bout it.


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

Sounds like a good call, Nazzy. Doesn't hurt to have a senz o humer bout id dough.


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fortunerep 7 years ago from North Carolina

I am with rhianna on this one, before she got abused,, IF I WERE A BOY...

DORI


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

I have come recently to realize that a great many more of my gender than I previously thought are really @$$holes. I had previously thought that most men really want to please the women whom they are with. But it seems that various levels of abuse are much more common than I thought, a suspicion that I find most disturbing.

This is supposed to be a funny hub, but there is really nothing funny about that. Men who abuse women have something wrong with them and it needs to be fixed.


Janetta 7 years ago

I don't know many men who break up with a girl that doesn't wear underwear LOL


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

I know, Janetta! To me, that just makes no sense!


shelby 6 years ago

haha. wow Janetta, its quite sad, i have to agree with you.


Saw 6 years ago

My boyfriend broke up with me for financial reasons. I'm already graduating This December. I have been searching everday. I'm trying! I'm really sad.


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

I wish you the best, Saw. I am certain you will find the person who is just right for you in time. :)


Annngie 6 years ago

This is gay!!! Like,y would y read someones opinon Gayy ratedd


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

Interesting. And the sexual orientation of the piece would be relevant becauzzzzz? Could it have something to do with your own secretz, hmmm, Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngie?


ashley 6 years ago

hahaha tom ^

good stuff.


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

Thank you, Ashley! :0)


DarkMooseGhost 6 years ago

Hahahahaa!!! well this has certainly cheered me up! prob not helped much, but it certainly made me laugh! nice one :p


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

That's excellent, DarkMoose. Thank you!


Taz 6 years ago

Uh...Tom...just so you knows...young'uns often use the expression this is "gay" as a way of conveying there view that what this is...is "lame"...now...don't misunderstand...i'm not saying the list is lame...it made me laugh so i can't agree but since the dear gay young ones in my life use the term this way it don't have nuthing a'tall to do with sexual orientation, for some. It is a de-politicizing way...a self-empowering way of using the term...just like some strongly feministically inclined womyn use the term "bitch" when referring to a male. Words are rather fluid...not a terrible thing to keep in mind.


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

Ok. Can I say I got schooled? :0)


Elexus Diaz 6 years ago

i don't know what to do, please help me.

me and my boyfriend have been having an on and off relationship for the past 5 months. today, he said he wanted to break up with me because he never gets to see me. it's been bothering me that he's complaining about it NOW and really, i barely go and visit him. now he wants my address to come and visit me and now i really just want to break up with him for being that way. what should i do!!!?!


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

I really don't know what to tell you except to try to really get in touch with how you feel and be truthful with and true to yourself.


Coconut_Grover 6 years ago

Here's one to add to your list. I got dumped and the reason was that "there was nothing wrong with me". She said that if she could find something wrong with me we could work on it but since she couldn't think of anything, she had to end it. I got dumped by 3 different women for almost exactly the same reason. I think women 'need' to be able to complain about their man, and have something to fix otherwise they're not happy in the relationship.


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

That may very well be true, Coconut Sesame Street Character.


October flower 6 years ago

Mmmm... I must say. I hate it when people generalize. Woman are this way, or men always do this...

This woman has a boyfriend with many mistakes, but that is ok. If he had no mistakes, he wouldn't be human. But most girls will look at him and think he is perfect. And he is, perfect for me.

I'm sorry you got dumped so many times. Next time get to know the girl before you start dating. You will save your heart from another disapointment and just maybe find a juwel.


andrew 6 years ago

me gf broke up with me because i pushed her friend in the lake


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

I'm sure you had a very good reason, Andrew. :D


Richard 6 years ago

http://bit.ly/9wHAoZ Just came across these hilarious reasons behind peoples breakup!!! Cant believe people actually breakup for such petty reasons.


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KatieCohen 5 years ago from San Francisco, CA

haha I really liked this. I found myself laughing and silly things iv gotten upset over.


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Tom Rubenoff 5 years ago from United States Author

What an excellent result! Thank you.


Amber Ivanhooter 5 years ago

Hey, Tom,

I've reasently broke up with my boyfriend, I don't know why, maybe becase he was just too clingy for me? I've been poping advil, and midol around him, (at school) and i've had a reent history of cutting myself, he thinks i broke up with him because i'm planning suicide, and i don't want to hurt his feeling's when i go tough with it! I still cut, but I'm not planning to kill myself!!! I swear!!! He's mad at me, and has gotten half the school asking me if i'm okay! I told him, that it's not that, and now everyone in the school is asking me why I broke up with him!!! I don't know why I did! I just had a feeling, and I don't know what to say, or to do!!! Help!?!


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Tom Rubenoff 5 years ago from United States Author

I believe that we choose to come to the physical experience of our own free will, that we choose our parents, siblings and other souls we intend to hang out with during our lives for the purpose of learning something. During our lives our spirit attracts others who will help us learn what we intended to learn by coming here.

Life presents us with opportunities to experience. We are free to say, "Yes, please," or "No, thank you," to any experience. Therefore you have a right to break up with your boyfriend for any reason or no reason. It is totally up to you.

What should you do? First, you should take care of yourself. You chose your body when you chose to come here and you have determined all aspects of its construction. It is your vehicle for experiencing life. You should treat it like a vintage Ferrari or a thoroughbred race horse - with love and high esteem. Practice looking at yourself in the mirror and smiling at what you see. Appreciate that you have a body capable of so many marvelous sensations. Feed it well. Get at least eight hours of sleep a night. Exercise. These actions will make you feel better about both yourself and the world.

Second, realize the extreme unimportance of what other people think. When they ask you why you did something, "I don't know" is just as good an answer as any. Their approval or disapproval is completely irrelevant.

Third, be grateful! So many people care about you! That's a good thing.

Feel strong, feel happy, feel safe. May your life unfold with ease.


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

This is absolutely perfect. I love it. Thanks for a great laugh. I know I did a few numbers on your list in the past!


rtch 4 years ago

i Just got Dump because my girlfriend says i overspent!!! when over the 2 years, i have been changing job and each is getting better!!! asked me one question, how long do i want her to wait, wt....


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Tom Rubenoff 4 years ago from United States Author

Seems like you're better off without her. Somebody like you, getting better new job after better new job - you're going to do just fine in the GF department too.


anonymous 4 years ago

okay, so this guy just broke up with me 3 weeks ago because i like shopping. yesss..i love shopping but i don't buy much when i shop. i just go for a walk like exercise you know..but he didn't hear me out. right after i answer his question that i like shopping. he say. we should be friends...how ridiculous is that?


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Tom Rubenoff 4 years ago from United States Author

Guess what - most women shop. Sounds like your ex needs to get a clue. Also, how good a friend could he be if he doesn't like to do the things you do?


JC 4 years ago

Instead of the because he doesn't like my sister one, what if it was flipped. Just got the my sister is not happy with me seeing you. The rest of the family loves me. The sister won.


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Tom Rubenoff 4 years ago from United States Author

That's just not right. Nevertheless, you got to detach. Like, "Okay, you don't want to see me because of your sister. That's fine. I need somebody who can at least stand up to their sister for me, okay?" and then just walk away. Because truthfully, you don't need somebody who's going to throw you under the bus for their sister.


jeff 3 years ago

I want to use this opportunity to thank Dr. luma dogood for helping me get my lover back after he left me few months ago. i have sent friends and my brothers to beg him for me but he refused that it is all over between both of us but when i met this Dr. luma he told me to relaxed that every thing will be fine and really after just a week i got my man back. so thank you so much Calama. here is the email and phone number of Dr. luma templeofvadoo@gmail.com and

from jeffery


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Tom Rubenoff 3 years ago from United States Author

What a heartwarming story. I am touched.


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Say Yes To Life 2 years ago from Big Island of Hawaii

The worst reason to break up with someone? To join a cult.


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Tom Rubenoff 2 years ago from United States Author

I agree, that's a pretty bad reason. You should get them to join, too. But seriously, the cult thing is pretty scary.

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