Nightmare Exes

Who hasn’t had their heart broken before? When relationships end, most people have a good cry and eventually move on with their lives. That’s not the case for the exes in these stories, though. When their relationships ended, these exes made sure that they left with an unforgettable bang.


1. I’m Not Lovin’ It

I dated this one guy who was extremely emotional and super attached. We only dated maybe a month and I couldn’t take it anymore so I had to end it. At the time I worked in a large shopping mall and he would meet me after work in the parking lot. So while we were sitting in his car, I told him I couldn’t be with him anymore.

Being the super emotional person he was, he began to cry hysterically and was banging his head on the headrest in the car. He yelled about how I was such a horrible person, and wanted to know how I could possibly “break his heart like this.” Then something about him suddenly changed. He abruptly stopped crying out of the blue. I still can’t believe the ridiculous move he pulled next.

Then, he looked me square in the eyes while he picked up the McDonald’s he bought, rolled down the window, and said, “If you don’t want my love, you don’t get to eat,” and threw the bag out the window. (He stared with glaring eyes the whole time). I’m usually never at a loss for words but, this time I was truly speechless

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2. In Denial

I broke up with a really awful guy, and the first thing he did was drive the half-hour to my house to protest this action. I had tried to break up with him before and he literally didn’t let me, but this time I held my ground. In the following weeks, he called me constantly to tell me he was going to off himself. One time, in the span of 10 minutes he called me 28 times.

I still didn’t let him sway my decision. All I did was call his mother and told her to keep an eye on him. But the craziest part came much later. The thing he did that takes the cake though was when he texted me on our two-year “anniversary” (which obviously didn’t happen because we had broken up) and said, “Happy two years, I’m so glad we made it baby! I love you!”

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3. Turning On A Dime

Our relationship went really well at first, until like one week in. He kept saying how much he loved me and how he couldn’t wait to move in together, and wouldn’t let me hang around my other male friends. He wouldn’t stop texting me and would never leave my side. It got really annoying, but he didn’t stop until I broke up with him. His reaction was disturbing.

That’s when called me a fat girl who no one would ever love, and that he was happy that I used to cut myself and hoped that I would start again. That was very much a “fun” relationship.

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4. A Close Encounter

Before we broke up, my girlfriend texted me asking if I could meet her at this really out of the way place that we both knew about in the woods near my town. Just to paint a picture here, these woods are pretty dangerous. We have roving packs of coyotes in our woods, lots of unsavory characters, pot farms, and also there are a lot of holes from where trees were pulled out of the wood from a recent tornado.

The place she wanted me to meet her was in this clearing near the middle of the woods on a hill. On the way, I only stumbled across one hazard, (a recently planted pot farm), and by the time I got to the clearing it was getting dark. So I get there and my ex told me about how she knew I was cheating on her (I was not).

She kept going. She said she had to get back at me by sleeping with a friend of mine a couple of hours before going to this clearing. She rambled a bit about how much I sucked, all the while I was trying to figure out why someone would say I was cheating on her. Then, I noticed something disturbing. She was wearing an ankle-length trench coat and had a jacket of mine draped over her hands, but I could tell she had something in her hands.

Now, the way she was talking (really loud and angrily) while not moving at all really freaked me out. So at this point, I didn’t care about the relationship at all so I just agreed with everything she said until she was done talking to me. As she walked in the opposite direction that I came I saw her drop my jacket. When I walked over to get it, I saw what she was holding under the jacket.

It was a can of mace, my journal, and a note that said, “Have fun walking home in the dark. I hope someone stabs you.” Oh, and she had written a lot of insults in my journal. So yeah, that was ridiculous, and no, I was not stabbed on the way home.

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5. He Thought He Knew Best

I found him very smart at first, but after dating for a while and sleeping together he proceeded to become the WORST misogynist I’ve ever known. He tried to control my choices in food, clothing, friends, political stance, EVERYTHING. When I ended things, he proceeded to share private information about me with his friends (who were also my new friends at that time).

He told them about all the things I discussed with him in confidence while we were dating. Eventually, I blocked him from everything, so he tried to reveal things in class group chats that our classmates (outside the friend circle) were members of. It was the worst dating experience I’ve ever had. Needless to say, I won’t ever indulge in charity cases again.

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6. A Stage Five Clinger

I tried to break up with the same girl three times, unsuccessfully. For context, she was my first real girlfriend, so I had no standard for comparison for what dating somebody should be. I figured (having my parents as the only other example) that people in a relationship argued. All the time. For more context, this was during my junior year of college.

What finally led to the breakup was when I went to New York City to go to a bar with my friends. Apparently, my then-girlfriend felt that she needed to check up on me every ten or so minutes during my trip. My phone started running out of juice towards the evening, so I tried to explain to her during several of our many conversations in the crowded, loud bar that I needed her to not call me. Big mistake.

So, of course, she called until my phone ran out of power. Luckily, I had a good time anyway and got home safe. When I woke up around 9:00 the next morning, I plugged my phone in. Turned out that I had 83 text messages from her. They were a mix of, “Where are you,” “Why are you ignoring me,” “Hey, talk to me,” “I hate you,” “Baby I’m sorry I just want to know if you’re okay,” etc.

Shortly thereafter, I broke up with her over the phone, where she couldn’t hit me. It was a half-hour conversation with her screaming and crying. But it didn’t stop there. One or two days later, she told me she was pregnant. I flipped and the thought never crossed my mind that she was lying, because despite everything I loved this girl and I thought that she simply wouldn’t lie like that.

So, she and I talked for a long time. She was trying to convince me to go down south to visit her and take her to a doctor and such. I’m kind of eating it up. Later, I call my sister, who happened to be pregnant, and am pretty much crying on the phone saying that I knocked this girl up. She asked me a couple of questions (rather awkwardly) like proximity to the breakup, when was the last time we were intimate, etc., and concluded that the girl was likely lying.

About three weeks into the “pregnancy,” I tell the ex that I don’t believe her and am not buying it. Instead of confessing, she told me she must have had a miscarriage or a broken pregnancy test, and that she wasn’t pregnant. But she still expected me to pay for the trip she took to Planned Parenthood. So, we obviously broke up. I thought my nightmare was over—but I was so wrong.

She then proceeded to harass me for the next six months however she could. She even called my home phone and harassed my parents. She called my friends and tried to get them to convince me to get back with her, and she called me incessantly. She told me she had cheated on me literally right after I left town for the summer, I guess to goad me into telling her about all the cheating I was “obviously” up to.

When no such tales came, she then told me she lied just to see if I was actually cheating. Then, she told me she actually did cheat. Then not. I blocked her number through Verizon, which blocked numbers for free for up to three months. She would then call me at three months and a couple of days, so I’d have to block again.

She’d send me nasty texts through her friends’ phones and give me “Gotcha” calls at random times, especially when drinking. I ran into her once and we arranged a meeting in part to exchange each others’ stuff. She wouldn’t give me my stuff back until I listened to her call me a bunch of names, but that wasn’t the end of it. 

As the icing on the cake, this girl brought her next victim with her to sit at a park bench some feet away to “make sure nothing happened.” As we went to the car, she turned to him and continued to talk about how horrible I am. After I got my stuff, I didn’t say another word to her. I just turned to him, looked him in the eye, and said, “Good luck.”

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7. The Wrong Target

I was hanging out with a girl who had recently broken up with her long-term boyfriend. The girl’s other friend (also a girl) was there too. It was 3 AM, and we’d been drinking. All of a sudden, there was a furious knocking at the door. After a second, we hear a crash in the bedroom. My friend ran in there—and what she saw made her blood run cold.

Apparently, the ex had broken through the window in the bedroom and pushed her down. Right as I was coming around the corner, I ran into him. For some reason, he decided to take things out on me. He punched me in the face, yelled, “HOW DOES THAT FEEL?!” and ran out the door. All I could think was, “Well, it hurts a lot.”

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8. Moonwalking Out

I dated this woman for a couple of years. She was controlling, manipulative, and took every opportunity to criticize everything I did and belittle me, especially in front of peers. She destroyed my self-esteem to the point that I didn’t think I deserved any better. She even cheated on me openly on our first Valentine’s Day while I was in bed sick.

Still, I was afraid of stepping on her toes, so I let it slide. All of my friends saw it and even strangers did, but I was too weak and too non-confrontational to leave. I was sad every day, yet I was worried about hurting her feelings. I eventually knew it was time to end things, and a cold, dreary November night in a city a couple of hundred miles away from my own seemed like the perfect setting.

Over drinks with my ex and her co-workers, I quietly asked her to step outside. I told her it was over and she lost it, telling me how lucky I was that she ever dated me in the first place. She ripped into me and tried to shame me into staying with her and I stood there stoically, knowing this would be the last time I would ever have to listen to her.

We had been gone long enough to draw a little concern, so one of her co-workers stepped out to check on us. At this point we were both soaking wet, shivering. I was expressionless while she stood there squeezing out the fakest sympathy tears. Seeing this, her co-worker bullies her way between us, pushes me to the side, puts her finger in my face, and says, ‘Did he hit you again?!’

So that was the character sketch she had painted of me to all of her co-workers. Wow. I’m sure they thought she was a saint. I threw my hands up and at that moment a taxi drove by, radio blaring Michael Jackson’s “PYT,” as if on cue. I knew exactly what to do. I put on my biggest cheesiest grin, stepped past the two of them, and began singing along.

I moonwalked the length of the block, staring at them the entire time, singing at the top of my lungs until I was out of sight. I walked a mile and a half back to my car in the pouring rain, got in the car, drove away, and never looked back. I don’t think I wiped that smile off my face for a week, and I still love that song.

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9. Sorry, She’s Taken

My ex took all the paintings out of the house and left for months. He had my car repoed so I figured we were through. We had a kid together but he seemed to not care. Fast forward to two years later. I was married by now. My ex came to visit our kid, but refused to bring her back. He actually hid her in another state until my attorney and private investigator hunted him down.

A judge ordered him back to the state, but he continued to harass me daily until I finally took him back to court to have it stopped. He was hit with contempt, ordered to pay my attorney’s fees, and was told by the judge, “Sir, you are going to have to find a new girlfriend. This one has been married for two whole years.”

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10. A Roadside Row

Back in high school, I asked my then-girlfriend to meet me at the park for a talk. After informing her that it wasn’t working out, she proceeded to lie down in the middle of the street, and told me she wasn’t getting up until I took her back. It was at that point that I congratulated myself on my decision and walked away.

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11. A Ruined Confession

I have a nervous laugh. Whenever I’m put into a horribly awkward, sad, depressing, or serious situation, I just laugh lightly and put on a smile. This made it super awkward when a girl was breaking up with me. I mean, just imagine being in her shoes. She was trying to hold back tears and telling me she was sorry, but I definitely ruined the mood.

The entire time, I, her boyfriend of two years, was smiling and laughing lightly. She didn’t like this. Her mood went from sympathetic, to unruly. She gave me the old, “So you think this is funny?!” spiel, and I told her “No, I don’t, I’m sorry.” I feel sorry for anyone that has to tell me something serious, because I’m probably going to end up laughing for no reason.

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12. Sobbing Like A Baby

I once dated a guy who absolutely loved to cry. Basically, his only hobby was crying, which is really embarrassing when you’re just trying to get groceries and your boyfriend won’t stop loudly crying because you don’t listen to his stories about cereal intently enough. Anyways, I finally had enough and broke up with him one night. His reaction was unhinged.

He refused to leave my couch. I eventually had to hide in my room while listening to him sob for hours and periodically yelling “I LOVE YOU!” Then, when he finally left my couch, he sat in my driveway and cried for hours. He still constantly sending me texts, asking if we can be friends, and letting me know that he cries for me every night.

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13. How Not To Put Your Best Foot Forward

My first really serious boyfriend told my best friend he was planning on breaking up with me (and then was shocked when she told me beforehand?). He then asked me to meet him at the coffee shop where we first met at 10:00 at night. When we got there, I said, “You can’t break up with me. I’m breaking up with you first!” His reaction shocked me.

Instead of being sad, he just said, “Okay,” and THAT ticked me off, so I took off my shoes and took off running, barefoot, down the empty main street of my town. So I expect that I’m his “crazy-ex” story. He told me later, when we were no longer idiots in high school, that he thought I was preparing to smack him across the face with my sandal.

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14. A Lover’s Revenge

During the breakup, my ex of five years told me she was disgusted with me physically, and that was why we weren’t intimate anymore. Well, me being the irrational person I am, decided to prove to her in a ridiculous manner that I was in fact not disgusting. I began a year and a half long campaign to hook up with all of her past and present friends, and mostly succeeded.

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15. A Total Wreck

I lived about 40 minutes away from this crazy, horrible woman, but it was near where I went to school. Well, one night after four years together, I decided I was gonna break it off. I went over to hers after class and said my business, and told her why I wanted to break things off. She was crying. It took me two hours to get her calm enough to let me leave.

After, as I’m driving down the interstate, lights come flying up next to me. It was her—but that’s not the most disturbing part. What’s more, she was hanging out the window and screaming. All of the sudden, her car swerved and she went across the median and flipped her car three times. I thought I accidentally killed her, but she just ended up with a broken thumb and a new therapist.

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16. Straight Out Of A Movie

During senior year of high school, I dated a guy who had been a good friend since freshman year. We had a lukewarm relationship, but it was pleasant. Then, on our two-month anniversary (which felt like a very long time back then), he dumped me over coffee, saying that he sometimes forgot that we were dating or that I was his girlfriend.

At that point, I dramatically sauntered out of Starbucks with him trailing behind muttering apologies. I jumped into my car, and right before I slammed the door shut I yelled, “No one forgets me!” as it started to rain. The whole entire boring relationship was worth it just so that I could experience such a cinematic moment.

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17. When The Force Is Not With You

I went to one of the Star Wars prequel premieres with my new boyfriend. I lived in a small town so everybody I knew was at the premiere, including my then-ex. The next morning, while walking down my driveway, I found a box with every note and picture I had ever given to the ex, burned, with an illegible note, and my sweatshirt, which was peed on.

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18. An Artist’s Broken Heart

My ex ripped a picture off the wall that he’d made for me, then ripped it into pieces on the way out and drew a question mark on a piece of it, and left it on the front door of my building. Then, he called me and screamed at me while driving off. Then he called my parents and told them they could no longer be in contact. He spent the next few years bashing me to anyone who would listen, and made fun of everything I did on his web journal.

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19. A Total Momma’s Girl

My girlfriend broke up with me because her mother told her to. Mind you, we were adults. She said I broke her heart, and told me she could never truly love me because I told her I didn’t want to have girls. Then she said was a lesbian, but changed her mind and said she liked guys. Then she changed her mind again and said she was a lesbian, and on and on. The thing is, we dated for just six months. I’ve had toothbrushes for longer.

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20. Smashed To Pieces

She dumped me at my own house on my birthday. When I started crying, her reaction was terrifying. She grabbed the closest object and threw it on the ground in pure anger. It shattered and some of the glass pieces hit my foot, which was cut and bleeding badly. I later found out she had thrown a blown-glass model of my first dog (which I cherished deeply).

Then she told all my friends that I cheated on her, and posted about it nonstop online.

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21. You Just Don’t Understand

It was in high school, and we’d been dating for about three months. When I ended things, I tried taking her to a public place so she couldn’t make a scene. However, I made the mistake of driving her there. She sensed it coming, and wouldn’t get out of the car. We talked it through, she cried, begged, and did everything she could to deny it was over.

I’d been on both ends of breakups before, and I knew pretty well how to handle them. And yet, it became painfully obvious I wasn’t going to accomplish anything. I drove her to her home and tried rationally to convince her it was over. She continued to argue and plead, and after perhaps 30 minutes in her driveway, I lost it and began yelling for her to get out of the car. That just made it worse.

She locked the door, refastened her seat belt, and stayed put. After another 10 minutes of sheer yelling at the top of my lungs, she finally caved and left. A few days and quite a bit of gossip later, I opened my locker to find a marble notebook inside. I opened the notebook to find essentially a diary, except that every entry is written to me. There was a note imploring me to read everything so that I would “understand.” It was full of weird, borderline psychotic writing…until it got to the end.

In the end, there were a few entries that had been hastily written to make it look as though she had come to terms with everything. There were a few other things, but the craziest was when she came to my neighborhood at night to leave a couple of potatoes on my car drawn to look like people. They were smashed, and there was a note saying, “You’re next.” But that’s the gist of it.

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22. The Eye Of The Storm

My friend stormed out of the car after being dumped. Pretty standard stuff, but he actually walked right into the middle of one of the worst storms of the last decade in Illinois. He walked two entire miles through 80 plus miles-per-hour winds and arrived home with a black eye and a bloody nose from being hit with branches.

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23. Time For A “Talk”

When I was 16, I dated this guy who always seemed nice. We broke it off after two months—and the ex snapped. He called me a cheater (no cheating ever happened), and over the next two weeks contacted ALL my friends and tried to convince them that I was horrible, and tried to get them to help with a revenge plot he’d come up with.

This includes friends he’d never met who lived in other states. He wanted to have all the people he’d recruited to surround me in the hallway and “confront me.” They would block me from leaving, yell insults, and tried to hurt me. He even called my mother and told her I had “committed infidelity” and that we were no longer together.

He then asked if he could come to my house and have a “little talk” with me, and asked my mom not to warn me ahead of time. She told him I was out of town and blocked his number. We ended up having to get school administration involved. After they told him if he tried anything else they would contact the authorities, he backed off.

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24. He Had It All Figured Out

A day or two in, he started talking about how I was going to marry him, be a stay-at-home mom, have as many kids as I could physically produce, and talked about how isolated I would be. He never asked my opinion, but that was directly against my life plan and always has been. Still, he was determined to go through with it and would only let minor details be my choice. Thankfully got out unscathed.

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25. Giving Everything Up

I have a couple of very serious medical conditions, and it led to me meeting a girl who went to another high school at the doctor’s office. Not knowing anything about her disease, I started dating her. I found out a little later that she had a super severe form of lupus. I didn’t care. I was there for her unconditionally.

I was spending many nights in the hospital with her to the point where I got expelled due to my attendance. When things got worse, I was there every day and every night cuddled up against her. So what did she do to me? She broke up with me because she doesn’t think I could handle the loss and exiled me from seeing her.

Note to everyone… ICU nurses do mean it when they say you AREN’T on the visitors’ list. She died a month later. I still take flowers to her grave on the day of her birthday and the day of her passing, and her mother loves me. It took over two years to fall out of that deep deep depression, and girls I’ve dated since have criticized me because I take flowers out to her grave.

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26. A Case Of Baby Fever

My friend was the worst ex I’ve ever heard of. I still can’t believe what she did. When her ex-boyfriend broke up with her, she wanted him back. But the way she went about it was…seriously deranged. She decided to pretend that she was pregnant with his baby. She printed out ultrasounds from the Internet and showed his entire family. He let her move in with him and they got back together.

She was trying to get pregnant since you know, they were expecting a baby in eight months. She eventually did get pregnant two months later.

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27. Totally Trashed

I used to live with my girlfriend on the third floor of an apartment building. Over time, she was becoming really irritable and lazy, and I decided it was time for us to break up. The lease had just ended, so I’d be free to go. I told her that we needed to break up. She ran at me, tackled, and we went smashing through the window and fell down 30-40 feet into the dumpster. Needless to say, she’s in a mental hospital now.

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28. A Bit Too Soon

So this friend of mine for years finally asked me out. I said yes, and before we even went on any dates, he texted me about his family going into the mountains for a week. He asked me to go and told me we can stay in the second cabin they have. We’re like 14 years old at this point, and I honestly didn’t think of him as a boyfriend yet.

I broke it off, and after three or four more frantic/needy texts, he says he can’t live without me. Mind you, we hadn’t even seen each other in person at this point since becoming “a couple,” and it had only been like three days since it was official that we were together. He said he would off himself. Then, he claimed he was throwing up nonstop because he “can’t have this end.” Needless to say, I stopped all contact with him.

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29. Crazy In Love

Back when I was 19, I had a girlfriend who was a couple of years younger than me who had some serious issues. I guess I have some too because we had multiple bad break-ups, but I kept taking her back. One time, we had just pulled in the driveway to my house, and I was fed up with her crazy so I tried to break it off. I’ll never forget what she did next.

She slammed the car in reverse and peeled out of the driveway, and took off down the road saying we had to talk about things. It was terrifying, and I caved for fear of my life. Flash forward to the Super Bowl, and I want to go home and party with friends and family. She apparently decided to rage about it, and as soon as I cracked open a cold one, she threw her keys at my face.

Thank God for my reaction speed. Needless to say, I told her to get out of my house, and literally had to drag her to her car while she was sitting on the ground trying to drag me back to her by my favorite belt (and broke it too!). A little later, she called me just to say that some guy had their way with her on the car’s dashboard. I just laughed.

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30. Slow And Steady

I broke up with my boyfriend and he refused to leave my apartment. I slowly and carefully pushed him out inch by inch as he clung to furniture and doorways while he was crying and sobbing. I got him out, and closed and locked the door. He laid there crying and sobbing and knocking for at least two hours. I eventually just put in headphones and went to sleep.

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31. A Cross-Country Love

I woke up to my girlfriend at the time wailing on me. She had been drinking and was outside for an hour before finally following someone into my residence. I got up confused and was trying to figure out what was going on, but she swung at me so I moved out of the way. I immediately left the apartment and got the heck out of there.

When I came back, her hands were bloody, and that’s when I realized she had smashed my computer and my cellphone. I had moved cross country to be with this girl so I didn’t really know anyone. Luckily her neighbor (who was a friend) was a nice guy and let me use his phone to call my dad so I could explain. I really needed his help!

My dad, being the awesome guy he is, told me to get to the airport as soon as I could. Most dads would probably expect some sort of explanation, but, like I said, my dad is pretty awesome. He flew me home with no questions asked. That trip to the airport was pretty surreal; it was like I was just a zombie or something going through the motions.

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32. Screaming Mad

A girl I broke up with in high school had serious mental issues. Just after we broke up, she went insane and “tried to kill herself,” which resulted in her spending about a week in the local mental health facility. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the end of things. We had the same English class together, so when she came back to school she ignored me completely.

All of a sudden, she decided that ignoring me wasn’t good enough. She jumped up and started yelling at me right in the middle of class at the top of her lungs. She was yelling so loudly that it was almost impossible to hear, but what we could make out made almost no sense. It was incoherent rambling. She ran out of the class while still yelling at the top of her lungs.

Then she ran down the hall into the stairwell. We could still faintly hear her, and the principal was eventually brought into the issue. My ex was promptly expelled. I only really saw her once after that. A week or two later I was in the local mall when I noticed she was standing not too far from me with some of her friends.

She started talking very loudly about being glad she was rid of me. She started talking louder and louder, and well, you can probably see where this is going. Eventually, security asked her to be quiet but that was when she started yelling again. She ended up throwing a chair at the security, and the authorities had to drag her away.

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33. A Misguided Revenge

My ex followed me around for a year, and at every party would try and hook up with a handsome guy right in front of me to make me jealous. The one that sticks out the most was the time where she picked a guy (who admittedly looked pretty decent) for a dance. She spent the entire time looking straight at me with a glare.

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34. Just Listening In…

After I broke up with him, he had the courtesy to let me know that “I could go do something else” while he wept in my living room. He finally agreed to leave, but when I hugged him goodbye he yelled, “I’LL MISS THIS,” and started bawling. I had to bring him a box of tissues and pour him a glass of water so he could calm down. The worst part was that my mother was upstairs and heard the whole thing.

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35. When Exes Strike Back

I dated a girl very briefly in high school (we’ll call her Ex 1), and we remained friends. Later, I dated another girl for about a year (Ex 2). After I broke up with the second girl, she was very upset. A month later, Ex 1 and Ex 2 message me to inform me that they’re both lesbians and that they’re going to be together and wanted to make sure I was okay with that.

I said it was none of my business. This led to a very painful time for me. I really didn’t care, but what I failed to consider was Ex 2’s laundry list of emotional problems, and that Ex 2 would take virtually every opportunity to try to make me look bad. If Ex 1 and Ex 2 were together, Ex 2 would be at all our social activities.

This went on for a few months until it turned out Ex 2 wasn’t really a lesbian. They broke up and she dated dudes ever since.

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36. Message Mayhem

When I broke up with him (because my mental health wasn’t doing great and he was making me feel emotionally smothered), I received over 30 texts, in the span of 10 minutes, after arriving back home. The messages were real “gems” too, and they ranged from straight-up threats to “I’m so sorry I’m just angry I really love you.”

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37. The Crazy, Clingy Ex

I had a long-time girlfriend who I broke up with moved to New York from Virginia, where I was going for college. She wanted to go to a college near me in case I changed my mind. She cheated on me with someone very close to me, so that was not going to happen. But that’s not the craziest part. Her whole family moved with her as well.

Fast forward a year and a half later. I was married, living far from New York where she was still attending college at that point. She began messaging my wife, saying we had been sleeping together, including the night before. The problem is that we lived 500 miles away from her and I had not gone near there since being married.

My wife wasn’t going to just let her get away with accusing me of cheating. She messaged my ex back about how she was devastated and called the ex on the phone to get all the steamy details. At the end of the call, my wife informed my ex of where we lived now, and that I had been there for over a year, and then she hung up on her.

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38. Don’t Date Nice Guys

My ex was incredibly petty. Once, he got mad at me when I told him the correct way to pronounce “nihilism.” I eventually broke up with him after two weeks because all he did was talk about himself, and told me my depression and self-harm made me “deeper” than all the other girls. When I ended it, he threatened to burn down the building we lived in

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39. They Just Never Learn

In college (I was 19), I broke up with my boyfriend of over three years (he was 25), about three weeks into the fall term. That should’ve been the end of it, but he went one step further. Around six weeks earlier, we had gone to the beach for a day, and he called me two weeks after the breakup to tell me I owed him $10 for that day.

History then repeated itself when I left my ex-husband. Again, the divorce should’ve been the end of things, but, like my college boyfriend, he went one step further. About six weeks after my birthday, he decided to keep the birthday present he got me because I apparently “took it under false pretenses.” Both breakups were worth the expense.

wellhushmypuppies

40. Losing More Than A Lover

I was 14 or 15, and had broken up with my first “serious” boyfriend after he drank too much and vomited on himself, as well as all over my friend’s yard. It may seem harsh, but I have very little tolerance for those who drink way beyond their limit while knowingly doing so. Anyways, about two weeks later I was confronted in a rather serious manner by my cousin.

She asked me if it was true, if I was planning on using hard drugs. I was highly offended by this, but it turned out that the ex-boyfriend had spread the rumor to as many people as he could. I cleared this up with everyone I could, but ever since then, the relationship between my cousin and I has completely derailed. We were like the best of friends just weeks before that, and nowadays we rarely talk. That’s not something I wanted to lose, or can easily get back.

Iamnot

41. Trapped And Afraid

I walked in the door and announced I was ready for the relationship to end. He was cool and said, “Okay….okay.” I told him I should go and he offered to give me a ride home. I got into his car and he started driving; I lived like five minutes from his house. He drove past my street and told me we needed to go for a ride and talk more. My blood ran cold.

I asked him to pull over and let me out or turn around and take me home. He would do neither. So he kept driving me around crying and telling me he thinks I’m making a big mistake. I kept yelling at him that he was kidnapping me, until he finally pulled into a church parking lot and threw open the door. I got out of the car and walked home.

ammorie

42. An Awkward Encounter

I told an ex-girlfriend that it wasn’t working between us because she had become way too emotionally attached way too quickly. Two days later, she posted about ten pictures of me in my birthday suit on my mum’s Facebook wall. Amusingly, my mum at this point still thought I was very innocent and hadn’t even kissed a girl. It led to some really awkward conversations.

JudgementalThrowaway

43. Too Little Too Late

I broke up with my long-distance boyfriend after dating for three years. He never showed an interest in getting to know my family or friends which was a huge factor in the decision to break up. Afterward, while he was still living in the same town as my parents, he would just show up for dinner, like he suddenly gave a hoot about them. They were freaked out and it was far too late for us anyway.

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44. A Dedicated Ex

Two years after I broke up with my ex-girlfriend and cut contact, I moved to another country and found a new girlfriend. My ex proceeded to send her an email every single day for a year. Then, she tried telling my girlfriend that I tried to cheat on her while I was home for Christmas. It was a five-page long email with every single detail. I don’t know how she got her email since this was before social media and we lived in a different country.

Kiwikid

45. Apology Not Accepted

We were together for over two years, but she broke up with me over some regrettable things I said. After the phone call, I spent the next two months calling all of her friends, sisters, and parents in hysterics (around 20 people) and told them all the horrible things I said to her while we were together and how I was sorry for it. She was already insecure. I made things A LOT worse…

AtlGa

46. Trapped And Alone

My then-boyfriend locked me in a hotel room for three days with no food, only tap water, because I had a five-minute conversation with an ex (who I ran into randomly). That was apparently “emotional cheating,” so he felt entitled to force me to stay in that room for three nights, and threatened to beat me (and my ex) up if I tried to leave.

Delimadeluxe

47. A Forgettable Encounter

I once was in a pretty nasty relationship. When we broke up, we’d both gotten this temp job that was scheduled way in advance. Soon, it was time for me to start my first day. I gird my loins, preparing for the worst, but what I got was something I couldn’t prepare for. It happened while we were doing first-day introductions.

During introductions, she stared at me blankly and asked, “What’s your name?” I was so confused, but I heard from a mutual friend that she was in a car crash and got temporary amnesia. Then I heard from another friend that she slipped in the rain. In fact, I heard a bunch of different stories and am forced to conclude that she pretended to have amnesia with multiple people in order to deal with our breakup.

mister_sleepy

48. A Bizarre Breakup

I was going out with my ex for a few years, at which point we were living together. She was pretty bonkers so I decided to break up with her. After a few hours of crying I went out for a while (but not before tactically hiding my Xbox). I came home that evening to find that she had moved all her stuff out and gone to her mother’s, but that wasn’t all.

She had also taken all of the light bulbs and toilet paper so I couldn’t see what the heck was going on (nor could I use the toilet). I thought that was pretty weird but things were going to get a whole lot weirder. After I fumbled my way to bed and woke up in the morning, I found torn-up photos and other bits of things from our relationship ALL OVER the place with little messages written on the back.

This was pretty freaky so I cleaned them up and went to work. The next night rolled around. This time, I woke up halfway through the night and she was there, standing in the darkness of my bedroom doorway, silhouetted by one of my brand new lightbulbs in the hall. She just stood there and said, “Don’t freak out.” I freaked out.

She got into bed with me and said that she wanted to cuddle. I was still pretty freaked out and half asleep so I said, “I would rather not,” and she just turned to me and said, “You’ve changed.” She left and, thankfully, I pretty much never saw her again ever again. Not that it stopped me from changing all the locks to my place.

mincertron

49. Throwing It All Away

This girl I dated in high school for over a year was all kinds of manipulative and crazy. I finally broke up with her after she cheated on me. I decided to break up with her in her room at her house, so I could leave immediately. When I said it, she (without even thinking about it), grabbed her jewelry box and chucked it at her window.

The glass shattered, and she started grabbing chunks of broken glass and throwing them at me. Two hit me: one in the shoulder, one grazed my face. I ran from that house and made a point to avoid her at all costs at school. After she found out that I had told people about the encounter, she went even crazier.

She came to my house in the middle of the night with a friend, who threw an entire barbecue through my bedroom window. Needless to say, we got the cops involved.

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50. Who’s Cheating On Who Now?

My now ex-girlfriend had recently moved due to getting a new job; I was still going to college and we were trying out the long-distance thing. She was visiting for a weekend, and we decided to fool around in my room. Afterward, she went to the bathroom to clean herself up. That’s when I got a surprising and unexpected phone call.

It was a guy who knew my name. He started yelling at me, demanding to know if I’d been with his new girlfriend. It turned out we were dating the same girl. Of course, I confronted her. She started screaming and crying, accusing me of cheating, so I turned away from her and told her to get out of my house. That’s when things went downhill.

She roared like she was possessed, grabbed a cell phone charger, and whipped me in the back with it. Before I could turn around, she jumped on my back and wrapped it around my neck. I was just flabbergasted. Since I am a 5’10” tall, 170 lb. male, and she was approx 5′ tall and 100 lbs., I just picked her up and calmly tossed her out of my room.

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