By backtosquareone - Asia/Pacific Region
Today, I broke up with my boyfriend. Devastated, he withered onto the floor into an inconsolable wreck in front of dozens of people. The ribbon of embarrassment that went down my spine was too much for me to handle, so I had to tell him I was "only joking." FML
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By  ChrisLTC  |  3

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  free2speak  |  14

This is the most awkwardly elaborated FML I've ever read on this site. Seriously, "a ribbon of embarrassment"? Why do people feel the need to exaggerate when a simple sentence would convey the thought just as well, if not better? Maybe it's just me but I really can't imagine a ribbon of embarrassment going down my spine.


I would definitely not want to break up with this guy in private. He sounds emotionally unstable. What if he were to have attacked and raped the OP after she said this in private?


She def deserves it how dare she take him to a public place and do this shame on you!! Everyone has feelings and if he's in love with her and this may be coming out of left field etc how is he suppose to act? She's probably being a hoebag and screwing someone else hey honey the grass isn't greener on the other side just wanted to clue you in


60- while it is true that men do have emotions, writhing on the ground crying is not an appropriate way to show them. So I think it would be fitting to say that this guy needs to man the fuck up.

  djgomezzi9331  |  0

I agree with the first part of what you said, but would also like to add that women shouldn't act like this. Also, to those who said she should've broken up with him in private, given how emotionally unstable he is, there might've been danger to the OP. Finally, what's up with all of the assumptions? Why does she have to be a "dirty, cheating hoebag" if she wants to break up with a guy? Maybe it's because he's so emotionally unstable and clingy that she wanted to break up with him.

By  kemando  |  22

Devastated? That must mean he thought the relationship was going well, and was confident in his feelings towards you and your feelings towards him.

By  DjeePee  |  24

Wait, what? You think that breaking up with your boyfriend - who obviously loves you - is a funny prank? God, OP, I hope he will break up with you. Or that your next boyfriend pranks you on the same way.

How stupid/insensitive/cruel can someone be?


No, she told him it was a joke because he was freaking out in public and was 'embarrassing' and she felt bad I guess. She had the intentions of breaking up with him but couldn't do it.

  Ugi  |  26

I don't think the OP was pranking. I read it that she really wanted to break up but just said it was a joke to avoid a scene.

OP - you are cruel and selfish. How do you think your BF is going to react now when you tell him that you meant it all along. You manage to break him twice and confuse the hell out of him into the bargain. He will think you are just doing this to deliberately hurt him.


18: maybe you should try and be in her situation and see how you'd deal with it. I am not saying OP was right in what she did but, seriously think if you were in her position and I bet she said it so quick she didn't even know what was coming out of her mouth

  DjeePee  |  24

Ow...I seriously read it like: "because of the embarrassment, I didn't dare to tell him I was joking". Sorry, my mistake. But it's still a YDI. For breaking up in public and for lying about such an important matter. I'm with 18 on this one.

  Ugi  |  26

20 - I agree it's an uncomfortable situation but it's thoughtless to even imagine doing that in public. If you do then you should take the consequences.

It's always likely that breaking up will hurt the other person more than you - that's why you are doing the breaking rather than them. Saying it's a joke to save embarrassment due to your own thoughtlessness even though it will cause the other person even more pain is selfish and cowardly. OP needs to accept the consequences of her own actions.

24- no probs' we all make mistakes.