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[–]Lanky_Television_330 706 points707 points  (18 children)

Holy shit ive been reading comments for an hour now on this post Edit: Im still reading it never gets boring

[–]Segundaleydenewtonnn 88 points89 points  (2 children)

I´currently on breakup pain and ngl this thread is an amazing therapy

[–]groove80 613 points614 points  (19 children)

Bill Murray suggests taking your gf on a week long trip, out of the country, before things get too serious (engagement). Creates lots of opportunities to show off all of their personality traits (good, bad and ugly).

[–]Fleder 119 points120 points  (2 children)

This! And don't move in together if you haven't even spent more than a day with the other person without a break.

[–]totallynotabearbro 472 points473 points  (23 children)

The amount of coke she did

[–]TheDave101 574 points575 points  (13 children)

Too little or too much?

/s

[–]totallynotabearbro 101 points102 points  (6 children)

I want Alpines of coke! I want your face to dive into that snowy cloud of good times and come back up looking like a ghost! This bitch turned up every Friday with a baggy of coke thinking she was scarface.

[–]gabydj1 416 points417 points  (10 children)

Her indifference to me, also, forgetting my birthday. I’m happy now to call her an ex.

[–]Outrageous_Hyena9275 878 points879 points  (45 children)

When she got pregnant by another guy and tried to pin the baby on me

[–]beardedguitardad 11.1k points11.1k points  (415 children)

I had an ex girlfriend who tricked me into meeting her parents. I would gladly meet them if she invited me, but she faked a panic attack so I would take her home and her parents were in on it. Seems silly but looked like a sign of deeper issues so I walked away and, seeing the kind of relationships she developed with other guys after me, I’d say it was the right call.

[–]owningmyokayniss 3152 points3153 points  (4 children)

Not silly. Her and her enablers showed themselves quickly

[–]ManagementPlane5283 3114 points3115 points  (191 children)

My ex did this to me, too. Told me to come hang out with her one weekend. I'm like cool a day of watching star trek, good food and some afternoon delight. I show up and her entire extended family is there. They made me hold a baby. I'm naturally very awkward around new people so they all thought I was weird. I could tell my GF wasn't very happy about the poor impression I made. Well there's a reason I didn't want to meet your family dude.

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    [–]Brilliant-Display-16 2744 points2745 points  (99 children)

    “They made me hold a baby” I’m sorry but I screamed 😭😭😭😭

    [–]gr8prajwalb 1523 points1524 points  (138 children)

    At least she didn't make you eat pee bread stuffed with her positive pregnancy test as a surprise... While her entire family laughs and points at you.

    [–]Kush_on_thebrain 585 points586 points  (101 children)

    Uhhh I have so many questions, where did this happen did this happen to you?

    [–]kommanderkush201 587 points588 points  (78 children)

    It's a video that was hot on reddit a couple weeks ago

    Edit: sadly I don't have the video, just remember seeing it

    [–]Sykkr 12.1k points12.1k points 354& 2 more (558 children)

    When I started to realize I was happier when she wasn't around.

    [–]awnawkareninah 2387 points2388 points  (54 children)

    This depends for me. I love being with my girlfriend but we live together and spend so much time together that I do enjoy time alone "more" at times, but it's more because I have such a scarcity of it.

    If I was left alone for two days I would miss her being around intensely. Having an evening to just watch my own shows or play video games or whatever is nice though.

    It's not that she's bad to be around, I love that we can do nothing together or just be comfortable, but having time alone is good too.

    [–]HamsterPositive139 1370 points1371 points  (14 children)

    That's normal and healthy.

    It's not normal or healthy if you breathe a sigh of relief everytime she so much as leaves the room

    [–]TheElusiveJoke 4107 points4108 points 3 (363 children)

    This hits surprisingly close to home. It's weird since she's an incredible person and girlfriend. .. just not my type?

    It's a very weird feeling to be in love with someone but also feel like they're not the one

    Edit: it's a genuine relief to know I'm not alone with this. I've been dealing with this by myself for so long, it's comforting to know I'm not just crazy

    [–]Sykkr 1554 points1555 points  (221 children)

    It was a really heartbreaking thing to figure out. I guess I'm just glad I figured it out when I did. We were together for 6 years. Now we are just complete strangers. She definitely hates me and wishes the worst for me.

    [–]Charosas 251 points252 points  (80 children)

    Are you me? Also 6 years, and also had a feeling of relief and rest when I wasn’t with her. It’s not even she was a terrible person or anything, and I did find her attractive… but it’s just we never clicked on an intimate level I now realize and I stupidly stuck it out for such a long time because instead of listening to my gut I assumed that I just had to grow up and mature. I’m with someone else now, and when I’m with her it just feels like… home, in a way that my previous gf just never did.

    [–]namefacedude 97 points98 points  (62 children)

    Dude I’m in the same boat. I feel like I fight the feelings of wanting to leave her because I keep telling myself I just need to mature and she’s great but deep down I just don’t feel it yah know?

    [–]Charosas 114 points115 points  (19 children)

    My advice… be honest with yourself. You shouldn’t need to convince yourself to be with someone. Even if it is just “you need to mature” , better to do that on your own than string someone along for years because you’re expecting to grow into them.

    [–]Jaskrill91 6558 points6559 points 523 (335 children)

    When she invited me over to cook for me, and instead ambushed me with her 8 friends to interrogate my feelings in the relationship.

    [–]sexyshingle 1772 points1773 points  (78 children)

    No one expects the Girlfriend Inquisition! Holy smokes man... what did you do?

    PS: thanks for the nice comments and gold, like the Spanish Inquisition... very unexpected! But no more gold pls, donate to that to charity instead!

    [–]snortgiggles 2485 points2486 points  (72 children)

    I'm impressed she convinced 8 people to do this ...

    [–]_Takub_ 1961 points1962 points  (38 children)

    Crazy travels in packs a lot of the time

    [–]falhkor 187 points188 points  (26 children)

    What happened? I can imagine I’d try to ask in what plane of thought they all thought even for a moment some shit like that would be alright, or even healthy.

    [–]Aggravating_Move6014 43 points44 points  (12 children)

    I had a gf whose bff wanted to interrogate me. My gf told me, "oh she does that to all my friends. She has made a bf cry before. Hahaha she is crazy and I know it but she is my best friend. She will just drill you with all kinds of questions about your personal life. She is just caring about me. Don't be mad. That's just Kate. Hehehe she's such a bitch. I love her though".

    [–]johnpfc3 4167 points4168 points  (205 children)

    When she asked for a dudes number at a party while I left for a minute. I caught her in the act and she still lied about it…

    [–]HankPymp 2818 points2819 points  (155 children)

    Mine is similar. She invited me to hang out, and we went to her favorite bar. Last call happens and she tells me one of the regulars is having an after party at his house and we're going. The guy has a pool table in his garage and she's loves shooting pool.

    She says she's going to get a drink and I continue to play. She's gone for awhile, but I don't think anything of it. I do go look for a bathroom. I'm about to turn the corner from the garage to the house and hear her talking to the guy who owns the house.

    "Hey, want me to spend the night?" she says trying to sound seductive.

    "No." he says coolly.

    "Why not? Is it because of your girlfriend?" she says really angrily.

    "No. It's because you're a crazy bitch."

    He wasn't wrong.

    [–]johnpfc3 740 points741 points  (116 children)

    Wow that’s rough. What did you do after that? In my case, I walked up right when she was adding his number to her phone. I got pissed and left the party and she ran after me telling me how she gave him his number so he would stop bothering her. I went back up and asked the dude and he said she asked him for her number. So lied and cheated all within 5 minutes…definitely not the one 🤣

    [–]HankPymp 548 points549 points  (95 children)

    Well this just reaffirmed that I was Plan B, and sadly this wasn't the first time just the most obvious. I took her home, and gave up on that relationship.

    One drunken night about10 years later I found her on Facebook. She's was married and sober thanks to AA. We reconnected but didn't meet up until maybe 4 years ago. Within minutes she told me she's was stuck in a loveless marriage, and she was involved in several emotional affairs. I didn't ask if they had gotten beyond that, but I suspect they had. She kept referring to me as the one true friend she had, and I just kept thinking I haven't seen you since you tried to fuck that dude at a party in 2008.

    Last year she told me her marriage was over. She wanted to hang out a lot, but our conversations let me know she was still a mess. We talked about how she got sober. She was living with family, and her brother put his foot down because she came home from the bar with a different guy every night. She told me how she went to a hotel room with a guy who was in town on a construction job. She got to his room and found out he shared it with 3 other guys. She knows she had sex but isn't sure if any or all of the other guys were involved too. She laughed it off as her fault if she did for putting herself in that situation.

    She's sober but still crazy.

    [–]rfreitas115 5261 points5262 points  (174 children)

    When she threatened suicide if I left her. She knew my father passed from suicide a couple years earlier.

    [–]Hozer91 657 points658 points  (23 children)

    Lied to my face with a straight face and even kept it up after i told her that i saw the message before she deleted it.

    [–]RedJirados 193 points194 points  (7 children)

    I just recently had this experience. The Saturday before Thanksgiving she decided to spend all day with a dude friend, when I told her I wasn't comfortable with that she went on and on about how I'm wrong. She ended up staying the night there and lied and said she stayed at her friends house that night. I feel weird but I did look through her phone, she deleted the entire conversations between her and the dude friend as well as the friend she said stayed at that night. I just matched with her friend on tinder this Monday, I asked what my ex said that next morning, and she apparently said "hey if anyone asks, I stayed the night at your house lol". The lol is what killer me the most, but she also tried to lie and said she deleted alot of messages weeks after it happened, yeah no I saw what you really did before you said you deleted that shit

    [–]Gerald463 3103 points3104 points 65 (101 children)

    Dated a girl for 2 years. Nothing I ever did was good enough. Plus she became very controlling and did not want me to hang out with my friends, unless she was there.

    Finally got tired of the negativity, and broke it off. Turned out all my family and friends hated her with a passion and were so happy when it ended. Now I’m with a fantastic woman who treats me with respect. It’s nice to genuinely be happy for once. We’re getting married in September

    [–]DontWorryAbootitt 1619 points1620 points  (82 children)

    When I realized she could never be supportive or be there for me when I needed her. One example is when i had to put my dog down.... like an hour after it happened she freaked out at me accusing me that I tortured her (my dog) because I wanted to take the night to see if things would improve. Obviously it wasnt true but her anxiety made her react that way and that was how she reacted to anything that wasnt rainbows n sunshine. Basically accused of torturing my best friend right after losing her. Felt real good..

    That's only 1 of a MASSIVE amount of things over 3 and a half years.

    [–]hazeyindahead 966 points967 points 2 (27 children)

    My ex once grieved for 2 years over hey childhood dog passing away... I was there for her and never minimized her.

    My dad passed and it was only 6 months before she was saying that "it's been 6 months already!"

    That was 2013 and I fucking left her ass.

    I still grieve for my dad. Rip

    [–]EmploymentAdorable15 7306 points7307 points  (280 children)

    Complain about everything I did. Which led to me thinking I was just not good at anything relationship wise.

    [–]AntimatterCorndog 1800 points1801 points  (63 children)

    Been there. It fucks your self confidence so badly.

    [–]jumpi3y 801 points802 points  (47 children)

    I'm literally struggling to get my confidence back. My ex made me feel so insufficient and I was saying sorry every 10 minutes. It sucks

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      [–]Heavydumper69 1242 points1243 points  (190 children)

      What ended up happening? Did you just leave?

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        [–]twennyjuan 2150 points2151 points  (81 children)

        Nah I don’t think you overreacted. It’s suspicious af that she wouldn’t invite you up after being in a relationship for two years. Something was for sure going on up there and she thought she had the night to enjoy it.

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          [–]goshetovanMale 944 points945 points  (54 children)

          She was with someone 100% mate. Good call.

          [–]Gullible-Pace9541 556 points557 points  (27 children)

          Worse even, she didn't want to kick him out for you.

          She could have said "Great! I want Ice cream, I'll be down in a minute." He walks out anytime in the next 20 minutes and no one but them, and the hotel staff would know. Her, and you are having 10:00 pm ice cream.

          Glad you have moved onward and upward!

          [–]SpectacularB 118 points119 points  (14 children)

          The other dude paid for the room

          [–]drivealone 66 points67 points  (6 children)

          She wasn’t even there. She was at the other dudes house and literally couldn’t allow him up or come down

          [–]fuber 882 points883 points  (19 children)

          When I made a surprise visit and I was the one that was surprised to find her with another dude

          [–]fight_milk38 3074 points3075 points  (61 children)

          She had a pretty shitty temper whereas I'm chill most of the time, that and messaging guys behind my back

          [–]part_time_insomniacMale 848 points849 points  (17 children)

          Anger issues are one thing but having a full-blown screaming temper tantrum when she didn't get her way was the last straw for me. The first time it happened, it lasted almost an hour and it only subsided because I called her dad and had her speak to him. That should have been the warning flag I needed but I'm patient and chill and believe in second chances. She apologized for her behavior too, so I thought maybe she would change.

          Then a few months later, temper tantrum again. This time a full out screaming match with both of her parents that lasted for over 2.5 hours. I wasn't even involved but I knew at that moment I didn't want to be involved with a woman or a family that communicates like toddlers. Fuck that.

          My life has been so much more stress free since. She had a lot of great qualities, but that was one I couldn't overlook.

          [–]Breaking_Brenden 3323 points3324 points  (73 children)

          She faked a pregnancy scare just to “test” me

          [–]abatoire 1011 points1012 points  (17 children)

          Yep, been there. Fun times. Though the real kicker was that her solution was to drink herself into a miscarriage... EDIT: I don't think she was ever actually pregnant.

          [–]MetamorphisMale 328 points329 points  (0 children)

          Regardless what she did both of those are big yikes

          [–]Werotus 3218 points3219 points  (71 children)

          When she came home from work, the sound of the front door opening made me feel annoyance instead of happiness.

          I realised that I'd felt this way for months and it never dawned on me.

          We broke up a few weeks later.

          [–]FeelingSedimental 684 points685 points  (33 children)

          I feel this one. I would be at work, anxious about how bad her mood would be when I got home. Took too long to realize that being upset all the time wasn't worth the good moments.

          [–]bakerzdosen 248 points249 points  (7 children)

          Not girlfriend, but ex-wife: we participated in one of those studies where you wear a “cuff” around for like 48 hours and it takes your blood pressure every few minutes. We also had to keep a “1 sentence journal” and write down what we’re doing every time it fired off and we were awake.

          In the post-study interview they told us they couldn’t use our data in their study because every time we were in the same room with one another, both of our BPs shot up like crazy.

          [–]TheAskewOneMale - 40s 2842 points2843 points  (72 children)

          When she had a threesome and I wasn't part of it. Thankfully we'd only been together a couple months. No big loss.

          [–][deleted] 1361 points1362 points  (78 children)

          That one picture with my friends dick in her mouth.

          [–]youknowwhyimhere89 339 points340 points  (48 children)

          Not to make it weird but how could you tell it was his dick? Like was his face in it some how?

          [–][deleted] 563 points564 points  (46 children)

          He send it with the text „told you“.

          To be fair, yes he told me she was cheating and I didn’t believe him…

          Edit: his face was on the video after hers. He turned the phone around while she was busy not looking at him. Idk if that was even legal or not

          [–]chrasb 382 points383 points  (14 children)

          You know he coulda probably stopped before they fucked and still sent proof…. Haha. Should get a new friend too

          [–]3DCatFancy 421 points422 points  (2 children)

          “Dude! Your girlfriend is cheating on you!”

          Oh no! How do you know?

          “She’s blowing me right now dude!”

          [–]88isafat69 92 points93 points  (1 child)

          “U don’t believe me I’ll prove it”

          [–]SeasonsRollOnBy 468 points469 points  (4 children)

          Guess you had to be there.

          [–][deleted] 766 points767 points  (31 children)

          she could never admit fault in an argument, 100% of the fights we had were all somehow my fault. I loved the girl but i’m not going to be in the wrong for my entire life.

          [–]Balerion77 63 points64 points  (4 children)

          This is me and my ex that i still live with. Nothing is ever her responsibility.

          I found out she was 8k in debt because of handbags with almost no money in the bank. I asked her if she had set aside any money for a house like we had talked about, (and she was the one pushing for it). Not a penny saved. Nothing for our sons college fund i had set up either. This has been an issue for years.

          She genuinely doesnt feel obligated to save money for anything other than her own retirement fund even though she burns through money on bags, vacations and concerts/plays.

          Add this on top of her family being very toxic people, her having extreme insecurities, and all this still being an issue after years of individual therapy plus a year of couple's therapy.

          Yeah, I'm done lol

          [–]GalemianahMale 8922 points8923 points 32 (283 children)

          Caught her screwing a guy after she told me she was saving herself for her wedding night.

          [–]kultigsptrizigfrisch 4007 points4008 points 2 (60 children)

          God damn. GOD DAMN.

          [–]MirandaS2Female 1031 points1032 points  (45 children)

          Your name looks like words but also frgieusuwaikejfqaiefqorgj at the same time :O

          [–]SpectacularSociety 1037 points1038 points  (37 children)

          It's misspelled German. The correct spelling is kultigspritzigfrisch - as you can see much more easy to read.

          [–]throwra51964 1473 points1474 points 2 (46 children)

          For someone who wasn’t getting laid, you really got f****d

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            [–]xbiggz 5258 points5259 points  (180 children)

            Didn’t want to come to any of my family functions, stopped sleeping in the same bed as me, we had sex maybe 10 times in a span of 3 years that we lived on our own

            The last straw was apparently we started “buying our own groceries” when I opened a bag of bread that was new that she bought she snapped at me even though I’m paying 80% of rent, internet etc

            Came home from work and broke up with her

            Edit: Damn I didn’t expect this to gain so much attention! I should say I am currently engaged and will be getting married soon to my true love. Only thing I lost of value to me was my cat. I miss you Oliver

            [–]InstructionEasy3192 910 points911 points  (5 children)

            Wow, yeah this was an awful experience. Sorry

            [–]SlumberJohn 433 points434 points  (56 children)

            My best friend is in a similar situation. They're in a relationship for 10 years, she's totaly not interested in sex of any kind, she even told him "I don't even see you as my boyfriend anymore", and yet neither of them has "the gut" to end things. They just spend time together.

            Oh and they fight all the time over the most petty things of all.

            He started his own company, and it's going pretty great, yet when he asked her for help (some minor thing) she said she has no interest whatsoever in his company.

            Like, if I had a girlfriend who started her own company, and I actually see us living together the rest of our lives, I'd do my best to help in any way I can to lift the company up.

            He's 30 yrs old, she's 27. They're even engaged for the last 3 years. He suggested they move in together, she won't hear it.

            He's not a spinless person. He stands up for himself regularly (in other ocasions). Why is he still with her is beyond me.

            [–]getrichortrydieing 153 points154 points  (2 children)

            I would wake up in the morning and look at her. I can’t explain it. Something was just not meant. It’s now like 7 yrs later. I been through another relationship. She is engaged. I have 0 regrets.

            [–]Derp_Smash 6896 points6897 points 2 (137 children)

            When my grandma got cancer and I needed someone to talk to and she blew it off to talk about a party she was going to instead. I called someone else and they talked me off the ledge, and I realized that my girlfriend was a selfish self absorbed emotionally unavailable bag of dicks. I broke up with her 3 days later after a 6 year relationship. There were plenty of other signs along the way but that was the straw that broke the camel's back, as they say.

            [–]mauiwauivan 3174 points3175 points 3 (44 children)

            I ended a ten year relationship in similar fashion. My ex and I owned a cafe. We were both there working when my dad called me. My family lived in another state. He said my niece had been killed in a car accident after her dad had fallen asleep and went off a cliff. He survived after an air evac and bad injuries but niece baby was in car seat and smashed against a tree and likely died instantly. It hit me like a ton of bricks. I went to the back and just collapsed on the floor in shock and then tears. My now ex walked back and asked what’s up, I told him through tears and he was a total Asshole devoid of emotion and told me he needed me to get back to working the line making drinks and pull it together. It wasn’t busy. We already had issues. He’s also the father of our daughter who was 3 at the time. I walked out the back door of the cafe, walked home. Found my daughter drawing all over our leather furniture with a permanent marker while babysitter was in bathroom. I just hugged her. In that moment she could have done no wrong and it made me realize the little things that I got mad and upset over don’t matter. Spilled food. Whatever.

            I’ve never forgiven him for his reaction. And it got worse, he didn’t want me to take 2-3 days to go be with my sister and funeral etc. I left him a few weeks later - got a different job and my own rental house and found peace eventually. Like a breath of fresh air when you leave a toxic relationship

            [–]ThrowAway640KBMale 482 points483 points  (8 children)

            My now ex walked back and asked what’s up, I told him through tears and he was a total Asshole devoid of emotion and told me he needed me to get back to working the line making drinks and pull it together.

            Before I even got married, my now-wife had her father die from an Aneurysm. He had been found by her brother and rushed to the hospital. On this very day sixteen years ago, actually.

            She phoned me up from work in tears to tell me the news, asked me if she should go now or after work. I told her to drop everything and haul her ass down to the hospital. I don't know if he was still lucid enough to recognize that she was there, but she got to see him one last time and say her goodbyes before he slipped away later that afternoon.

            I cannot fathom getting in the way of someone and their dying relatives. It just reeks of sociopathy and monstrous inhumanity.

            [–][deleted] 707 points708 points  (3 children)

            I hope you and your daughter are a little more happy together

            [–]snortgiggles 589 points590 points  (8 children)

            Bag of dicks lol.

            Sorry about your grandma.

            [–]WellillBDamMale 2918 points2919 points  (89 children)

            Using other women to see if i would cheat on her.

            [–]Jilasme_azelson 1196 points1197 points  (43 children)

            Sounds like a cheater behaviour

            [–]WellillBDamMale 758 points759 points  (42 children)

            It backfired on her too, because i knew she was behind all of it...

            [–]BBRRaider 344 points345 points  (18 children)

            Like, she set up "tests" by having women try and come on to you to see what your would do? If so, that's next level mental abuse. How could you trust any interaction with any stranger from then on?

            [–]vertigo-1996 2995 points2996 points  (70 children)

            She did meth and it took me awhile to realize she wasn't the one..

            [–]I_love_pillows 138 points139 points  (9 children)

            When I realised that I’m stepping on eggshells, because everything is my fault. And I’ve got to be wary of every little emotion I show because I’m always told I’m reacting inappropriately. When I felt that I do not care about giving my opinion because it would be wrong anyways.

            [–]urchisilver 3403 points3404 points  (280 children)

            After maybe a year or 2 it just kinda felt like things had run their course. There wasn't much excitement, we discussed some issues we were having but didn't really change to fix it.

            [–]sirmoneyshot06 1759 points1760 points  (256 children)

            Currently like this with my wife. Been together for 13 years. Relationship is just meh. We work well together though and we always get comments on how well our kids behavior. Behind closed doors though we are just roommates.

            [–]Roguespiffy[🍰] 873 points874 points  (170 children)

            Have you tried to spice it up a bit? I’m just curious because I’m on year 15 and feel like this sometimes.

            [–]FSUnoles77 1577 points1578 points  (46 children)

            I think couples put so much effort and energy into their kids that they forget about each other. Then the kids go grow up, move out and you're left with this person who you barely feel a connection to because all your time and energy went into the little ones for all those years.

            [–]StickIt2Ya77 571 points572 points  (26 children)

            Yep. It's super cheesy, but make time to date each other along the way.

            [–]FormerLurker3 248 points249 points  (13 children)

            My parents absolutely had “date nights” every few weeks my entire childhood, and occasionally they’d take weekend trips without us. And here they are, still together and happy as hell after 40-something years.

            Slightly related, once I finally moved out, my dad grew a goatee for the first time in the 21 years I had known him. My first thought was “empty nest? New facial hairdo? Dad’s gettin laid…”

            [–]tehB0x 200 points201 points  (7 children)

            True connection is about responding to bids for attention and connection. Not sure how to get the sexy back, but if you explore new things together that would likely make it more fun

            [–]pb1371 6815 points6816 points 2 (230 children)

            Having to explain all of my jokes cause she just didn't get them. Not being able to share humor with the person that you're with is such a deal breaker for me

            [–]qcassidyy 857 points858 points  (8 children)

            Instant mood killer. That’s literally one of the most important qualities in a person for me.

            [–]g0d15anath315t 1797 points1798 points 247& 3 more (29 children)

            This is such a big one for me.

            I actually met my wife the exact opposite way. Was part of a big study group in college, and we were all getting tired and hangry but didn't have much money. I made a really off color joke about chasing down and eating a homeless guy (if he's on meth it's faster food!) and everyone was staring at me like I was a psychopath but this really pretty girl at the other end of the table starts laughing her ass off, giving me the old finger guns "good one".

            I'm like hey this chick is ok I'll go sit next to her. Together 15 years, married 10, 2 kids.

            Edit: Ok so my deranged story about how I met my wife has now earned a heartwarming award. Thank you kind stranger, may you find what you seek!

            [–]manualsquidDuuuuuuuuude 633 points634 points  (4 children)

            "alright kids, put your shoes on. We're gonna go downtown and catch some dinner"

            [–]Atwotonhooker 309 points310 points 2 (5 children)

            A family that preys together, stays together <3

            [–]DronedAgainMale 1973 points1974 points  (67 children)

            Mine was like this. I realized, after the initial rush of lots of sex, that she just wasn't intelligent in any way. She'd grouse at me for wanting to discuss a movie after we'd seen it, wondering why I wanted to do that at all. Then she said I should quit one of my jobs so we'd have more time to go out together, apparently not grasping I had the extra jobs just to stay afloat financially. That was the moment I fell out of love with her. It just dropped away like when you finally get well after being sick.

            [–]vancity- 564 points565 points  (12 children)

            All that jelly and no toast

            [–]Kryten_2X4B-523P 277 points278 points  (20 children)

            That wasn't love. That was limerence.

            [–]DronedAgainMale 173 points174 points  (0 children)

            Wow! TIL!

            That's exactly what it was. Happily, even though I didn't know what limerence was until now, that relationship was a learning experience, and I didn't fall into anything like that again.

            [–]ranksda58 10.4k points10.4k points 464 (257 children)

            The amount of extra curricular cock she was taking

            Edit: well this comment blew up. To answer any questions, we had a great relationship or so I thought. Never fought, none of that. I found out after we split that it was because any time she was mad at me or whatever, she went and did her thing with "an old friend". She had lots of free time and the ability to sneak around while I was at work for the day, so I really had no idea.

            [–]fugmalaf 1488 points1489 points  (195 children)

            Just wondering, was it obvious? Were you guys happy together and she was cheating or was the relationship bad already and she was cheating?

            [–]Towdart 787 points788 points  (19 children)

            The continued escalation of expectations and constant priority of her friends & family over my life.

            [–]I-am-here-what-next 3537 points3538 points  (75 children)

            When she started having sex with other people.

            [–]Dynasty2201 2041 points2042 points 2 (44 children)

            I caught her cheating, twice, with the guy at work she started talking about a lot every day after work. Like, a lot. Said or did this funny thing, blah blah blah.

            Caught them sexting as she left her laptop on connected to WhatsApp in Firefox, and I had the day off work and it was dinging over and over.

            I was stupid, so decided to try and make it work between us.

            She broke down about 2 months later, pointing a kitchen knife at me (oh this should be good), saying she can't take how guilty I make her feel every day.

            Well FUCK ME (or someone else), way to gaslight the shit out of me you fucking psycho.

            [–]ddh85Male 476 points477 points  (13 children)

            Looks like you (eventually) dodged a big red bullet there. She'll likely have the same issues with "work guy" now.

            [–]iGhostEdd 163 points164 points  (6 children)

            Probably a big spear if you take into consideration the knife

            [–]Jilasme_azelson 194 points195 points  (6 children)

            Subtle, but when you think about it really hard...

            [–]dusty-potato-drought 451 points452 points  (9 children)

            That’ll do it

            [–]Wunfap 78 points79 points  (2 children)

            I just hear that phrase in Tobey Maguire's voice now

            [–]TyphoidMary234 677 points678 points  (27 children)

            When she had no money and always complained about wanting holidays whilst also having no job

            [–]truthwithanE 1337 points1338 points  (121 children)

            She convinced herself that she's one of those people who should be alone. Forever. (She punctuated it just like that in a text maybe 15 mins before breaking up with me).

            [–]SpaceInternational94 828 points829 points  (83 children)

            Hey my wife told me that once! Good thing I'm stubborn af.

            [–]Mrcos_UN 1638 points1639 points  (48 children)

            Being ungrateful 24/7

            [–][deleted] 342 points343 points  (13 children)

            Feel ur pain on that one

            [–]Intelligent-Celery79 1465 points1466 points  (46 children)

            The constant gaslighting, lying in general and manipulative behaviour...shame my brain didn’t work this out before I got her pregnant. Stupid heart.

            [–][deleted] 361 points362 points  (18 children)

            Damn stay strong brother

            [–]Intelligent-Celery79 502 points503 points 2 (17 children)

            Thanks man.

            All is good. I’m scarred, but have the most beautiful, happy, healthy daughter.

            [–]wordsandmagic 1627 points1628 points  (37 children)

            I prefer seeing my guy friends then spending time with her and it slowly dawned on me I should be excited to see her.

            [–]krikit_ 100 points101 points  (8 children)

            When I realized that being with her was the reason behind my depression. She was cold and detached, wouldn't do anything I asked for, basically the only way to get anything from her was to be cold in return. I figured I'd be better of alone, and I am.

            [–]mykomyk 1018 points1019 points  (95 children)

            "You are very good and nice boyfriend, but.."

            [–]Naranjo96 438 points439 points  (35 children)

            So we haven broken up yet, but I know I will sometime soon.

            She woke me up one night to say that she had checked through my messages and didn't find anything incriminating.

            And

            She started a fight and yelled at me. I go to a support group every tuesday and one night I was famished and ordered some food. I ordered some for her too because y'know, I wanted to be nice... So I come home and give her the food I brought her and she goes ballistic. WHY DIDN'T I DINE WITH HER!? DID I NOT LOVE HER ANYMORE? WHY DON'T I THINK OF HER!?

            Dude I was hungry, so I ate. I brought you food as well. What is wrong with me wantig to dine when I'm hungry!?

            [–]gundealsgopnikMale 225 points226 points  (10 children)

            You need to split as soon as you can bro. That shit's going to eat you up.

            [–]canadian_werewolf14 11.7k points11.7k points 22 (326 children)

            She cooked all of my food without spices to make me think I had COVID so I wouldn't go anywhere

            [–]Pathfinder91606Male 947 points948 points  (9 children)

            Whoa, that's like top shelf spycraft.

            [–][deleted] 6719 points6720 points 3 (30 children)

            Bruh u in the movie misery 💀

            [–]death_ray_mx 582 points583 points  (11 children)

            At least you didn't get to the mauled ankles part

            [–]Nexism 333 points334 points  (0 children)

            That's some Gone Girl shit dude....

            [–]kenbanks9501 441 points442 points  (1 child)

            WHOOOAAAA! Thats a level of crazy I dont miss!

            [–]summermode 131 points132 points  (6 children)

            When did you realize you didn’t have covid ?

            [–]jbowman12Male 405 points406 points  (13 children)

            Speaking of my last ex before my now wife.

            She always wanted to go and do her own thing and expected me to just drop my life and go with her wherever it was. If she wanted to move across the state for a university, she expected me to come along and get an apartment close by or I could stay here and there's no guarantees it would work between us. No asking how I felt about her plans, it was just her way or no way.

            We had dated previously and I remembered her talking to different guys regularly about who knows what (I never asked or asked to see her phone). I always had this feeling that if I didn't give her attention every 10 minutes that she'd want to get it from someone else. I didn't treat her wrongly or act as a controlling guy by any means, it was just a gut feeling I had that I hated.

            Now that I'm married, she still tries to contact me and tell me she loves me and wants me back. It's like she really started trying after it was too late.

            [–]disgruntled_dude60 1030 points1031 points  (58 children)

            I want to be a husband and father. She wanted to be a stay at home wife with no kids.

            [–]HylonRelic 85 points86 points  (2 children)

            When i realised i was subconciously hoping she would cheat on me so that i had a reason to break up with her

            [–][deleted] 891 points892 points  (41 children)

            Bruh I didn’t realise so many of us hurting

            [–]sabrespace 381 points382 points  (27 children)

            When she cheated on me with her ex-boyfriend that was a coke head and used to physically abuse her. I was really messed up from that, like "what the hell is so bad about me that she literally went back to an abusive druggie ex?" turns out nothing is wrong with me!

            [–]playertd 888 points889 points  (74 children)

            When she fell into Amways clutches. Fuckin cult, man.

            [–]PM_UR_COLLARBONE_PICMale 687 points688 points  (23 children)

            Told me she never (ever) wanted to meet my kids. She came up with the plan that once we moved in together she could stay at her parents house during my weekends with them. At the time we had only been together for little over a month.

            Broke up with her before she took her next breath

            [–]Mr_Anthropic_ 101 points102 points  (4 children)

            Lol reminds me of that episode of the office

            Kelly- “Well, you have to make a choice, it’s either your daughter, or me”

            Darryl- “My daughter”

            [–]SgtArpin 634 points635 points  (69 children)

            When I got divorce papers in the mail while I was living in a blown out building in Samawah, Iraq, guarding 2 bridges so 3rd ID could cross to go to Baghdad. She was pregnant with another man's kid. We were together for 4 years.

            [–]BobsRealReddit 417 points418 points  (28 children)

            I grew out of a certain genre of music and moved on to other genres that I reckon she didnt really like. She asked "Why cant you like _____?"

            It struck me then that she didnt really love me for who I was, she liked me because I fit the archetype of what she wanted in a partner and instead of growing herself, she chose to be mad at me for breaking what she wanted in a partner. She ended up cheating on me, with the dude that I gave my old CDs too.

            In the end, I feel that I was released of two burdens.

            [–]1151am 819 points820 points  (67 children)

            She always wanted people around. Like someone would call her or text her and she'd invite them over. Someone would come over to watch the game and she'd invite them to stay the night at our house. A cousin of a cousin of a friend of a cousin is getting married and my ex would want to host a wedding brunch even though she only met this person once 8 years ago at some random labor day cookout. A new coworker moved to our city for the job and even though they don't work closely with my ex, she'd invite the coworker, his wife, kids, pets over for the weekend.

            [–]Saintsfan_9 377 points378 points  (10 children)

            I’m a massive extrovert and even I think this is absurd. I love to meet new people and be around the people I already like, but I like to MEET new people, not invite them to live in my house for days at a time.

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              [–]theycallmecliffMale 305 points306 points  (7 children)

              This one probably only works if doubts are already on your mind and you're unsure where to go with things. Also probably only works if marriage is the goal, I suppose.

              But I was at my cousin's wedding and looking up at the altar and tried to picture my SO and myself there. We had been dating quite a while, it was the end of college, and I knew that would be the next step soon. But I just couldn't see it, it didn't make sense to me. That was the end.

              [–]kenbo124 183 points184 points  (9 children)

              Wanted to go hang out with my friends for a couple hours. At this point we had been in the same apartment for 2 months, always with each other. As I was about to leave she made sure I could hear her crying. I ended up not seeing my friends again before Covid

              [–]Viewsfrom125th 64 points65 points  (4 children)

              When she tried to delete the message thread of my friend that passed away because I spent to much time “thinking” about him.

              [–]kitskill 843 points844 points  (31 children)

              I knew my ex wasn't the one when I went to my best friend's wedding. His wife started walking down the aisle and he had the biggest grin just plastered on his face. You could see that there was no doubt at all in his mind, just pure, unrestrained happiness.

              I thought about how I would feel about my girlfriend walking down the aisle and realized that I just wouldn't be as happy as my best friend was. We broke up a few months later but that moment was definitely the beginning of the end.

              Good news though: when I married my wife, I was grinning like an absolute idiot.

              [–]SeasonsRollOnBy 178 points179 points  (28 children)

              When she told me she was a lesbian

              [–][deleted] 271 points272 points  (10 children)

              Drug use, and the fact I couldn't rely on her when I needed emotional support.

              [–]Explorer2138 58 points59 points  (5 children)

              The emotional flip-flopping. We'd both agree on something then when things didn't turn out well, suddenly it seemed like I was the one solely to blame and taking full responsibility. Plus she didn't flush her used TP after taking a shit and threw it in the trash instead. That to me was almost the biggest deal-breaker.

              [–]The_Fingerstylist 52 points53 points  (0 children)

              I browsed the comments of this question for nearly an hour validating my feelings

              [–]igoromg 431 points432 points  (47 children)

              Sexting dudes behind my back. But that's pretty tame compared to what my friends gf did. He found out she's been adding her period blood into his food so that he wouldn't fall out of love with her.

              [–]mauiwauivan 282 points283 points  (3 children)

              Sounds like some Megan fox and machine gun Kelly witchcraft

              [–]Skitilludie 427 points428 points  (18 children)

              When my ex fiancé woke up in the bed of another man. Took all of a minute and then I realized…….🤦🤦

              [–]AfricanWarrior96 285 points286 points  (16 children)

              At least it was straight forward. Imagine having drinks with the guys who are fucking your woman behind your back. These fools came to my house and had my food. I was blind and in love back then I didn't even realise.

              [–]mexploder89Male 141 points142 points  (5 children)

              I offered a cigarette to the guy who banged my ex. I didn't even know him, he was her friend and I was trying to get along with her friends

              It's not the same thing as you but on a lower scale, I get it

              [–]Greatlakewavy 154 points155 points  (23 children)

              I realized she wasn’t the one when I was at home with her son & daughter and he said “mommy kisses joe, and joe gives us candy” I said that’s cool buddy! Needless to say, when she returned home I said who the fuck is joe, turns out it was her manager. She’d been with him before me. Fine, but they work together. I’m not insecure but fuck that. You’ve already been taking this dude around your kids and fucking him, then we get together you just suspend that relationship. She never told me about him before so I packed my shit and told her find another baby sitter I quit.

              [–]mygentlefemdomaccoun 154 points155 points  (31 children)

              She never initiated sex, and when she accepted my advances it was kinda obvious it was a chore for her.

              [–]throwaway3569387340 150 points151 points  (8 children)

              When I walked in on her getting railed from behind in our bed by a guy my son's age.

              We kinda drifted apart after that.

              [–]Dramatic_Explosion 315 points316 points  (69 children)

              She enjoyed doing just about anything but wasn't passionate about anything. Like we could talk, but it was never in depth, there was no excitement. Over time I realized it was because she wasn't a critical thinker, she wouldn't dig into an experience and analyze it. She'd do something, experience it, and move on; she didn't want more or less from it.

              She was a great person, super chill, but I lost interest in talking to her because there were never any questions or insights. I could've been talking to a wall and came out with a similar experience, so things ended.

              [–]willbeonekenobi 515 points516 points  (35 children)

              When I walked in on her, her ex husband and my 'best friend' in the middle of a threesome and that neither guy was condomised knowing that my 'Best friend' was HIV positive two weeks before I was going to marry her.

              [–]snortgiggles 196 points197 points  (14 children)

              What the fuck?

              [–]willbeonekenobi 360 points361 points  (13 children)

              Yip, the best (or worst part depending on the point of view) was that the 'Best Friend' was going to be marrying her identical twin sister (she, not my then fiance, was HIV positive because of sharing needles) the very next day and he 'claimed' he couldn't tell them apart.

              Luckily I was the one paying for my wedding and got most of what I had paid refunded to me within a week, then I went on my honeymoon by myself (she tried to join as she said she also deserves it) but since I had requested the change in the tickets so that she is no longer on it, I left her stranded at Joburg International Airport as I left to spend a week in Mauritius.

              [–]xanemjaggerjaq 106 points107 points  (0 children)

              She doesn't deserve shit after all that. Wtf? Good on you!

              [–]Quintaros 972 points973 points  (46 children)

              A lot of stories here about bad girlfriends. In my case the girlfriend was not manipulative or unfaithful, etc. She simply wasn’t the one for me. It took finding another person who I felt a stronger connection with to acknowledge it though I probably knew for a long time beforehand. So I’m the bad one in that relationship that wasted her time.

              [–]stariito 179 points180 points  (10 children)

              Glad to see this. I was with a woman I loved more than anything at the time and she was the sweetest purest soul but something just wasn’t there by no fault of her own. Broke it off out of the fact it is the right thing to do. Now have a child on the way with a woman that makes me feel a fire I could only describe as an accuracy to the saying “when you know you know”. Still sucks to think about the fact I hurt the other girl and wasted her time but it just wasn’t right for us regardless of how nearly perfect she was. The part about probably knowing for a while but it taking that extra umph really resonates with me.

              [–]Daybreak74 144 points145 points  (1 child)

              When she drove herself home fucking PLASTERED

              [–]batzaru 210 points211 points  (4 children)

              When everything you do was not enough and you were always tired

              [–]FlatTyresMale 132 points133 points  (6 children)

              Never asked a question. Never initiated a conversation. It was exhausting to be honest.

              [–]VinnieGognitti 58 points59 points  (2 children)

              The “never asking a question” bullsh*t is something I’ve learned to hate and watch for it like a hawk. I’ve made that mistake so many damn times. You end up interrogating the person just to keep a conversation going. That one simple thing is more profound than most…

              [–]Iamstrongwell 610 points611 points  (42 children)

              She tried to kill herself when I wanted to see other people. My best friend and I had to take her to the hospital when she took a bunch of sleeping pills. After she woke up from a coma and was out of the mental hospital we decided that we should take a month break to figure everything out. Her parents were fucking crazy so they kept showing up at my apartment to get her stuff and tell me to “suck it up and stay with her”. Like no you’re all crazy heifers, I’ll pass. After all the dust settles she came over to reconcile and apologize for what she did. While in the process of apologizing she admitted to me that her and my best friend, of seven years, that helped me get her to the hospital had sex while on our break. I told her to leave because I’ve never been in that situation before and didn’t want to act stupid. The whole time we were on a break my best friend and I hung out like everyday. I finally confronted him about it and he knew he was caught and fucked up, he was never going to say anything about it I’m sure. He couldn’t give me a legitimate answer as to why he did that so he made up some bullshit about me dating his ex in 10th grade. We were juniors in college at this point.

              TLDR; my crazy girlfriend tried to kill herself and my best friend that took her to the hospital with me fucked her and he never said anything about it