Listen, ending a relationship is really, really hard for everyone involved. It’s usually girls who get a reputation for acting “crazy” after getting broken up with (which is not a fair assessment), but guys can act irrationally, too. They may say that they’re not super emotional, but boys feel heartache just like anyone else. That heartache can make them act “crazy” as well, leading to them doing some seriously embarrassing things that they would rather not discuss. Feeling so broken hearted can make you do things that you would never normally even think about doing. It’s not a gender issue, it’s a human thing!
If you survive the end of a relationship without doing something stupid or mean-spirited, good for you. I’ve done my share of awful things after breakups. I’ve even bought a How To Get Your Boyfriend Back program online, which I do NOT recommend. Why did I want to get someone back who didn’t want to be with me?! From stalking exes online to trying to sleep with their best friends, I’ve done it all. Now that I’m older with more relationships under my belt, I just brush it off and try to handle it in healthy ways. Rejection can take some getting used to, and you usually have to get dumped a couple times before you realize it’s not the end of the world.
To make you feel better about your post-breakup angst, here are some cringe-worthy breakup stories from guys on Reddit. They share the most embarrassing things they’ve done after ending a relationship, and it’s oddly… comforting. Sorry dudes!
He Wrote Down Every Memoryziggle43: "She said her feelings changed and she couldn't say she loved me anymore, which hurt hard. So I took this fishbowl that she gave me as part of my valentines gift and wrote down like 200 memories that we had thinking that it would make her feel it again. I showed it to her friend and she looked at me like I was crazy, because I was. I didn't give it to her and I threw it down the trash chute with everything else she gave me, but her friends told her what I did." Source: iStock
He Pretended To Accidentally Text HerTypical_Samaritan: "I once sent her a text message a month after not seeing her about pretend-business dealings that was for a guy named 'Gary'. She sent me a question mark, and then wrote that I sent the text to the wrong person. I then replied, 'Sorry. Delete it.' Got no response. At the time I was just happy to see a new text from her." Source: iStock
He Locked His Keys In His Caristhatfunny: "We broke up over the course of a long, long three hour drive coming home from our first night away together. Devastating. Dropped her off at her house, said final forever goodbyes. Locked my keys in the car. First time in my life, ever. Had to have her drive me to my house for spare keys. Jesus, I'm getting stomach cramps just thinking about it." Source: iStock
He Texted Her His LoveNot_a_Zaku: "I spent hours writing a text about how much I loved her and missed her; five seconds after pressing send I was filled with immense regret. She then said that she 'didn't know how to respond' to it. The things that happen when you compose texts at 3AM. Source: iStock
He Accidentally Facebook Messaged HerAyotte: "Just happened a few days ago. I was reading old facebook messages and feeling sad for myself. I missed the back button on the messenger app and instead hit the 'invite this person to messenger' banner." Source: iStock
He Tried To Run Into Hermissingherdearly: "I'd go places I knew she sometimes went on the off chance that I would run I to her and we would talk. In my head we would talk for a little bit and then we'd go somewhere like a coffee shop and she'd remember why she loved me and we'd get back together. In reality I was a weird creepy stalker ex boyfriend." Source: iStock
He Ruined Her LawnDem827: "She cheated on me and lied to me multiple times about certain situations that would later turn out to have really happened.. I bought five pounds of salt and wrote the words 'lying slut' in the grass of her front yard. Within about two weeks the grass all died and he parents front yard had the words 'lying slut' in it.... Looking back, I absolutely recognize that it was extremely immature but with her and that situation the lies ran too deep. Then again I looked like a psycho so that's no good." Source: iStock
He Sent Her Breakup Songsdeflator12: "I sent her an AIM message of links to break up songs from YouTube." Source: iStock
What’s something weird your ex has done after you broke up? Let me know in the comments below!