If you believe in snowflakes and kittens, and the kindness of humanity, look away now because these are seriously some of the worst break-up stories we've heard in a while.
We put the question out on Twitter and here were a couple of responses:
Readers of HuffPost US commented on the worst ways they had broken up with someone. Click through the slideshow below for 10 of the worst, then head to the comments and tell us if you've heard a worse story...
"When I was in college, the guy I was dating called me one day and I said 'I can't talk to you. I'm giving you up for Lent.' It worked." -<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Fluffy_Singler/bad-breakup-_n_3769709_277670437.html" target="_blank">Fluffy Singler</a>
"He didn't like the way I said the word, 'sandwich.' He said I didn't, 'enunciate the 'd' enough' for him. For the record, in a poll over the last several years, dozens of people have told me I say it perfectly. Every flippin' time." -<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/winterbookgirl/bad-breakup-_n_3769709_277653231.html" target="_blank">winterbookgirl</a>
"A guy I was supposed to move in with and marry (his idea) suddenly told me he was going to Russia to be a spy and his 'superiors' said he couldn't be with me. I think he was just a coward and knew my family hated him." -<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Heather_Rohrer/bad-breakup-_n_3769709_277686546.html" target="_blank">Heather_Rohrer</a>
"I had just graduated college, was living in a rented basement room, scraping by. I always kept the place spotless and dressed in clean-pressed clothes, kept my old car shined up, etc. Girl I was dating said this after we came back from dinner: "I think we need to take a break..I can't deal with your poverty!'" -<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Dreaming_Of_Justice/bad-breakup-_n_3769709_277756989.html" target="_blank">Dreaming Of Justice</a>
"I once dated a woman for a month, then she broke up with me, because, according to her, she and her husband -- no, not her ex-husband -- had had a long discussion, and frankly, he just didn't like me now, I had never met the husband nor did I have any clue at all that she was married." -<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/xardvar/bad-breakup-_n_3769709_277642630.html" target="_blank">xardvar</a>
"My first boyfriend broke up with me because he was going into the Marines and didn't want to be 'stuck' with me, in case he met someone 'better.. And yes, he did literally use those words" -<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Wendy_Wilwert/bad-breakup-_n_3769709_277658100.html" target="_blank">Wendy_Wilwert</a>
"The best breakup line that's been used on me, I think, was 'You can't afford me.' Which was true. She was determined to be very expensive." -<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Thomas_Pain/bad-breakup-_n_3769709_277610080.html" target="_blank">Thomas Pain</a>
"My daughter broke up with her 'boyfriend' because he 'acts like a dinosaur too much.'<br> </br> I was so proud." -<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/DowntownJBrown/bad-breakup-_n_3769709_277655888.html" target="_blank">DowntownJBrown</a>
"Because she ate her Snickers with a knife and fork." -<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/BuckyJamesDio/bad-breakup-_n_3769709_277675315.html" target="_blank">BuckyJamesDio</a>
"Had someone break up with me because he didn't like the 'cheap perfume' I used from Bath & Body Works. Ummm...what? That's something that can easily be changed and it's not like I doused myself in it, either." -<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/GourmetWineaux/bad-breakup-_n_3769709_277652598.html" target="_blank">GourmetWineaux</a>