Breakups are always hard, but they’re a thousand times worse if they happen at inopportune times–like a vacation.
Can you imagine getting dumped at Disneyland? Or on a houseboat surrounded by your significant other’s immediate family? Or right after you’ve traveled hundreds or thousands of miles to see the person you love?
In the following stories, these aren’t just hypothetical situations–these heart-wrenching breakups really happened.
Read on for the worst vacation breakup stories you’ve ever heard.
44. What A Heartless Jerk
My boyfriend and I were long distance. I paid for him to fly down and visit me for two weeks. On the second or third day of his visit, my grandfather passed away. I was an emotional wreck.
The next day, he broke up with me on account of me being an emotional rollercoaster, then got mad when I said he couldn’t stay with me for the rest of the visit. He then claimed he didn’t mean what he’d said about breaking up, then broke up with me again as soon as he was back home.
43. Proposal Gone Wrong
A friend of mine takes his live-in girlfriend to Greece for vacation. On the beach one day, he pulls out a ring and asks her to marry him.
Well, she tells him not to be so silly, she’s never going to marry him and tells him to put the ring away so they could enjoy their vacation. He sat on the beach with her for two more weeks before flying back home. That’s when they finally broke up.
42. He’s A What?
My best friend had been dating this girl for eight years. He even asked her to marry him. She wanted to wait until they were a few years older, so he agreed to wait.
Fast forward to about six years. My best friend, his girlfriend, and her immediate family went on vacation to Florida for a few weeks. I knew things were tense between the two of them but I just chalked it up to a dispute. They get back from vacation, and a few days later he walks into her bedroom. He sits on the floor and tells her “I’m dumping you, I’m gay, and I’ve been dating a guy.”
41. She’s In Love With The Best Friend
I met my first girlfriend when I was 16, and we were together until we were 18 years old. We organized a trip with our mutual friends and rented a little apartment for three weeks by the sea. We were about five guys and two or three girls.
Five days before the end of the vacation, she tells me she “only came here to see if I had to break up with you or not,” and left me. In those five days, she got with my best friend and they didn’t even try to hide it. It was really bad, because I had to wait for my flight, and I had to live for FIVE days in the same house as my ex-girlfriend and my ex-friend.
40. Great Timing, Eh?
I was 16 and totally head over heels for my best friend since I was 8. He felt the same way, and we long-distance dated for about eight months. Before going on a trip to Italy, I call him and he seems distant on the phone. I chalk it up to stress or whatever and go to Italy promising to bring him back something great. I spend the whole trip wearing the ugly dolphin necklace he gave me and spent an insane amount of money on a Ferrari remote-controlled car at the Ferrari HQ.
I come back from my trip, call his house, and his dad answers. I ask to speak to my boyfriend, and he says “Oh, he told everyone you guys broke up before your trip.” I gave the car to my little cousin.
I dated a guy for 10 months or so. We traveled overseas and had a great time. We stopped in a town where a good friend of mine lived and spent a few days visiting her. We came back home and continued as usual. Two months later, I get an email from the overseas friend saying she’s coming to visit and will be in town on such and such dates.
The conversation went like this: Me: “Awesome! You can stay here; my guest room is ready. Can’t wait to see you!” Her: “Actually, I’m staying with (the guy I was involved with.) I thought he told you — we started emailing back and forth after you guys visited here and fell in love.” I was very confused and asked him, and he replied, “Oh yeah. I’ve been meaning to tell you. We’ve fallen in love and I’ve never felt this way before.”
38. He’s A Pure Jerk
A guy I know had spent months planning a trip with his girlfriend of two years to the Middle East and Europe. He arrived before her, and apparently started seeing local women. Emboldened by his newfound ability to get with the ladies, he decided to break up with her.
Here’s the kicker — he WAITED UNTIL SHE LANDED to break up, reasoning that it’s better to do it in person. They had a multi-week trip planned together, complete with activities and lodging, that she’d already paid for. Needless to say, dude isn’t my friend anymore, for totally different reasons.
37. Once A Cheater, Always A Cheater?
This was a bad one. I was in a great relationship for three years. We had moved in together and I had just gotten my dream job. I was paying the rent on our apartment, lots of good fun, friends, and life was sweet. I was so in love. Anyway — one day she says she needs to go traveling. To Egypt. She’d been there before, and loved it, plus she’d just lost her job, and she needed to clear her head. So she wants me to quit my job and go with her. So I did. Walked away from my dream job, and got on the plane with her. We spent three months traveling all over Egypt. I hated it–too many men trying to hit on her (she’s cute and blonde) and I was not happy in that heat, so it was time to go home, plus we had no money left. I’m worried, but I leave her and go home. A week later I hear she’s visiting all our old friends. So I go see them, and they say “Oh you just missed her; she was here” and she has no cell phone so I don’t know what’s up. I eventually find out that she got back and started dating a friend of mine. A real dumb guy too, so I’m really upset. I realize all my friends have been lying to me. I freaked out. Luckily I got offered a job in another state hundreds of miles away, a real nice city too, so I say whatever and move into my new job. It doesn’t take long to get over her, I’m meeting new people and having more fun than ever before, really enjoying life. I got my confidence and my mojo back. Then she gets a job in the city next to mine, where she knows nobody, and she’s calling and suddenly she wants me back. By this time I’m dating other women and just don’t need her problems. She turns up at my place and I have a girl there, but I invite her in anyway. The other girl leaves and it’s sort of cool but awkward.
Long story short, there was lots of talking. Which was good, but still awkward. Then she goes back to her city, just a few miles away, and so we start dating again but no way I’m exclusive with her. She’s upset about this. I say let’s see what happens; I still have major issues about her ending up with my friend. We argue a lot and I just don’t trust her, it’s just destructive for both of us. So eventually I head over to her new place and I see her walking hand in hand with a guy. She sees me, drops this guy’s hand and comes up to give me a hug. The guy is not happy with this. Turns out she’s been seeing him for weeks. At this point, I was done with this girl for good.
36. I Can Smell Gold Digger Here
My girlfriend of two years and I lived together and everything. She convinced me that I should quit my job because I hated it even though I had crushing student loan debt. She buys me tickets to Voodoo Fest in New Orleans for my birthday. Instead of it being a romantic vacation for two it turns into me, her, her roommate from college, her brother, best friend from high school, best friend’s cousin, and roommate’s boyfriend.
Once in New Orleans, I run out of money very quickly and she dumps me on the street. Instead of letting me spend the night in the hotel that we were all staying at, she graciously let me sleep in the car. Then I get to ride back nine hours to Austin in a car with her best friend from high school, the cousin, and her brother. Now she’s married to her best friend’s cousin (the one that went with us). Did I mention that the best friend and cousin were billionaire trust fund babies?
35. A Happy Honeymoon With … A Stranger
A friend of mine was on a business trip, at a convention center expo booth in Vegas. He and a few of his coworkers had taken their significant others along for the ride, and stayed for an extra week for vacation. On day two of the expo, all the women had a ladies’ night off: spa, shopping, clubbing, the works. And it gets way out of hand and she cheats on him and was gone for three days. She got married to another man, and the police were involved because they all thought that she was abducted — or worse.
When she finally showed up on the fourth day, she gave a sob story about how she had gotten lost and a happy reunion was had. On the fifth day, she wanted to upload some music to her phone, and synced the media files with his laptop. He checked the media library on his laptop while she was in another room. Up popped those wedding photos. She had taken a bunch of pictures of her “honeymoon” with the stranger she married.
34. Everything Was Literally Gone
I have two children from a previous marriage, and we have one child together. I went home (another country) to see my eldest son graduate. My spouse, who bitterly hated it when I traveled and he couldn’t go, urged me to “take some time, see your friends.” Historically it had been anger before I left, anger when I was gone and anger when I got home. He had been unemployed for nine years and was totally dependent on me. He wanted for nothing: he had every new toy, new computer, new car, new laptop, and all the new games, which he spent hours mastering. It was a pleasant surprise to be offered a bit of time with no guilt. He seemed interested in my son’s graduation: the day, the time and I honestly thought nothing of it. It felt good.
On the day my son graduated, as we were standing outside for the pictures, my ex texted me from 1,700 miles away: “I want a divorce.” I was a zombie. Posing for pictures, mentally re-arranging travel plans to be completed as soon as my son’s celebratory party was done. I return home and the house had been ransacked: furniture, books, etc., missing. It looked like a tornado had gone through the living room. No note. No address. Nothing.
33. Cheating Skill Level: 1
I came back from a cruise. Everything was normal between me and my girlfriend. We tell each other how much we missed each other while I was gone and all that mushy stuff.
About three days after I got back we were talking on Facebook messenger and I decided to click on her profile and look at her pictures. I noticed that she had apparently started a relationship with some other guy on the day I left. Unsurprisingly, she ended up cheating on that guy too.
32. Something Was Definitely Up
I encouraged my ex-girlfriend to apply (and helped write/edit her entry essay) to a symposium in a foreign country because it would look great on her resume and be good for her master’s degree. She gets to said country and a few days into her trip she just stops talking to me. I knew something was up. I could feel it in my heart.
She finally gets back to me and proceeds to blame me for the past three years of our relationship for everything that has ever gone wrong and make me feel like I never made her happy the whole time we were together. This goes on for a few weeks and she wouldn’t admit to doing anything on her trip. Finally, I tell her, “It’s obvious we’re broken up but are you seeing someone during your trip?” Her answer: “Well, yes and no. But that’s not the reason we’re breaking up!”
31. The Woman At The Hotel
We were dating for four years and lived together for three. I got into school about three hours away and we decided it’d be best if I moved temporarily. Everything was normal. One weekend I drove to see him and we put an offer on a house that we had been looking at and picked out floor samples.
One week later, he went on a business trip and said that he “realized our whole relationship was a lie” because he never ever wanted to get married. He got together with a woman he met at the hotel, then called me up and told me. I’m pretty sure there were better ways of handling that.
30. Sneak Up To Break Up
I was going to college in Michigan. She was going to college in North Carolina. We started dating in the fall and we decided that I should fly out and spend Thanksgiving with her and her family. Thanksgiving break comes and I fly out to Greensboro, North Carolina. I get to the airport and she’s not there. I call her up and she says she couldn’t make it, but to meet her at the college. I spend what little money I had and take a taxi. The taxi driver was really nice and didn’t charge me the full price, at least.
So I get to the campus and she meets me at the square. We go back to her dorm and she has to sneak me in because it’s a female-only dorm. Once we get to her room she promptly breaks up with me. I spend the next couple of days holed up in her dorm room because I’ve got no way to go anywhere else. After a couple of days, she has her new boyfriend give me a ride to my friend’s house. I spent Thanksgiving bouncing from couch to couch until the day of my flight.
29. Not Even A Single Call Or Text
I was 23 years old and going on my first road trip across the country for a month and a half. My friend was supposed to go with me but at the very last minute just stopped answering my texts and calls and eventually told me he couldn’t afford it. This girl I had been seeing for two weeks offered to let me come up and stay with her before I left. After I left by myself on my road trip, she broke up with me over the phone. She never answered a single call, text or email from me after that.
A lot of this trip was me hiking by myself with just my thoughts. On the trip, I got my iPod with all my music stolen while sleeping at a rest stop in my car, and I lost my camera while hiking through Colorado, with every picture of Colorado on it. To this day it still stings a little.
28. Can You Analyze It?
A friend of mine and her husband were married for about ten years. They have three children. The husband surprises her with a trip to the same resort in the Caribbean as their honeymoon.
On the second day of a five day stay, he tells her he wants a divorce. Turns out he had been having an affair for five years. Also, he is a psychologist and specializes in marriage counseling.
27. Just For The Roof
We had just come back from a trip to France and then I rushed off to a funeral in California right after. I told my family, who I hadn’t seen in years, how much we loved each other and how happy I was with him. I said hopefully we would get married one day.
I come home and find out he had been cheating on me. He faked being happy so he could have a roof over his head. What a waste of four years. It’s OK. I’m single and it’s pretty nice.
26. The “I’m Not Allowed To Have A Girlfriend/Boyfriend” Crap
I traveled 10 hours on a coach to Newcastle (from London), stayed for a week and got dumped on the 10 hour coach journey home. That was nice. In the month or two that followed, he proceeded to give me false hope by getting “back with me” then repeatedly making excuses as to why we couldn’t work. My favorite was: “My mom won’t let me have a girlfriend.”
Fast forward a month, he has a girlfriend. A year later, I’m engaged to possibly the best man in the entire world so I am glad it happened or else I wouldn’t be where I am now.
25. Nope, There’s No Coming Back
I was having a great time on vacation with a friend. My significant other was going to college four states away and I had just bought $250 worth of plane tickets to go see her (a substantial amount of money for a college freshman). She calls me on vacation and basically says she’s done.
Then two months later, she comes back to our hometown, and of course, she tells me she still loves me. I told her I didn’t want to see her or talk to her. I’m doing very well without her now. Everything works itself out with time.
24. “All I Ever Wanted Was For You To Be Happy”
My girlfriend had cheated on me and I caught her. She cried and begged and I decided not to break up with her. It took me a while to trust her again. We decided to move to Korea together from South Africa and we lived there for two years. One time she went to visit her sister, who was also in Korea, and I had to stay behind and work. Months later I get home from work and she is on the bed crying saying she can’t lie anymore; she cheated on me while she was visiting her sister, she feels terrible, please forgive her. I do. We finish working in Korea, and she wants to travel Central and South America before moving back to South Africa to study some more. We spend a year backpacking from Northern Mexico to the Southern tip of South America. We get back to South Africa and I am struggling to find work because there is no work in South Africa. I freelance as an environmental impact assessment contractor and let me tell you the work is not steady. I end up having to go to very remote parts of the country to try to keep making some money in between the periods of no work. I get back from the middle of nowhere and walk into the door. She says we need to talk and asks me to leave and go to my parents. I am shattered.
I go to my folks’ and we break up officially about a week later. I spend six months living with my parents in a terrible state. I guest lecture at universities but don’t care. I decide to move back to Korea. Dad and Mum agree that it’s a good idea. I still speak with her a bit. One day she says to me that we shouldn’t be friends on Facebook and we need to take some time not talking to each other. I readily agree. She e-mails me a few months later and says she feels guilty and doesn’t want to lie anymore. She had been dating one of my “best friends” since I walked out the door to go home to my folks’. I say “all I ever wanted was for you to be happy and if it couldn’t be with me I hope you can be with him.” I never spoke with her again.
23. Bye Bye, Hawaii!
My girlfriend from high school, and into the first couple of years of college, broke up with me the night before we were going on a trip to Hawaii. The trip was something that her family had invited me on.
I had taken the days off work, packed everything, and then when I showed up at the house with my luggage, her mother told me that she no longer wanted me to go on the trip. The only upside obviously is that I had not paid for the vacation. Prior to that night, I had no inclination that she was not happy.
22. Money And Effort Wasted
My fiancé had an internship in Boston while I was still at home in the Midwest. We texted constantly, called a few times a week, and Skyped a couple of times. Anyway, I make plans to go see her once she’d been there a month. I’m on the phone with her while I buy a $300 plane ticket to go see her (while being unemployed at the time).
So I travel to an unfamiliar city, navigate the public transportation, finally make it to where she’s staying and receive the coldest welcome ever. I ask what’s wrong, and she tells me we need to talk. She tells me after two years of dating and six months of being engaged that she feels “trapped” and gives me back my ring. And like that, it’s over. So now I’m an absolute mess and have to change my flight and get a hotel for the night (an additional $500) and fly home the next day. It was not a good time.
21. Caught In The Act
I’m living with my fiancée in a different state for school. She is getting ready to go out after I come home from my part-time job. Generally, this would be a thing we would do together or at least have a brief “oh hey I’m going out with my girlfriends tonight …” I naively believe I should get ready but as I do I get “oh how about I get a rain check” on me joining her. An hour passes at home. I decide to go get a drink at the gas station and some Arby’s (comfort food) to settle my nervous stomach. As it gets later I drop by an acquaintance’s place to try and sort this out. I say “acquaintance” because after a year of living in a different state and not being socially forward the only friend I had was my fiancée. I leave still slightly anxious, more confused and headed for the unfamiliar night scene to satisfy my curiosity. Twenty miles later, the first random place I arrive at is a busy place on the beach. I order something and immediately spot my fiancée across the way. She’s with a guy she works with; I only recognize him from the night she oddly made me go out and have dinner with him and his best friend three weeks earlier. They are clearly on a date. I can’t believe it; I’m in such shock, at the same time trying to remain unrecognized as I work angles, hiding to look through shaking tears at their very intimate moment … horribly interested in seeing where this goes to try to make sense of this blindside.
Gut-wrenching moments pass, one after another: kissing, hugging, laughing, looks that had only been reserved for me. I gathered the nerve and I decided if I could walk over, pull her hand and see the ring I gave her, it would tell me all I wanted to know. That she either lied about being engaged and was not wearing it, or the guy knew and was scheming on an otherwise to-be-married woman. I walked straight up to her. She was not startled or concerned at all by my intrusion to their date. I grabbed her hand to look close. She was still wearing the ring. I told her calmly, “It’s over.” She mouthed “What?…” I realized I could barely squeak into her ear a second time over the loudness of the busy place. “It’s over.” No response. Somehow I made it back to my car shaking and sick to my stomach. It was a 45-minute drive back to the apartment. I called her mom. I was close with her family and I wanted to let her know that it didn’t work out and that we wouldn’t depend on each other anymore. She didn’t come home that night, and I didn’t sleep. I packed my car to head home four states away. She arrived mid-morning with just enough time to muddle through a circular argument about how inadequate I was. Numb and lost, our puppy and I took an unplanned 10 hour drive to my parents’ that summer afternoon.
20. Yup, A Skype Break Up Isn’t Acceptable
I went for a two-week vacation in my home country last 2014. I had a great time. Met some friends, enjoyed myself, had a good time in general. Then three days before I’m scheduled to fly back to Dubai for work, my then-girlfriend and I went had a Skype session to catch up. She lived in Dubai as well.
She broke up with me on the Skype call and right after dropping the call started posting some photos of her with another dude on her social media accounts. The photos included gifts from the said dude, the works. It then occurred to me that I got cheated on.
19. This Liar Had The Audacity To Make A Scene
After a few years of dating and just under a year of living together, we were out at Lake Powell for a family reunion/vacation with all of his immediate family (eight siblings, their significant others and kids) and some extended family, all staying on a houseboat together. He lied about something. He lied about a lot of things and I usually just let it slide because it was usually such a pointless lie that it didn’t matter (i.e. “I only gamed for two hours last night” when it was six). This time, he was trying to throw my roommate and longtime friend under the bus and I caught him in the lie. When we were away from the family, I confronted him about it very calmly and asked to talk to him about why he lies about little things that end up just making his life harder.
Well, instead of having a conversation with me in a neutral and private environment, he lost it, went back to the houseboat and started packing all our stuff and yelling to his entire family about how I was psychotic and manipulative and he wouldn’t put himself in such a toxic environment anymore. He told my 5-year-old kid several times that we had to leave because his mom is crazy. The entire time I was silent, and just let him pack. Pretty soon into it, I took my son away from the situation because it was that dramatic and psychologically harmful. I was silently crying and his sisters and brothers were coming to hug me and tell me they love me (they all know how he is). He demanded his brother drive us the one hour back to the marina, two days into the 7-day trip. I gave him a ride all the way home (a couple of hours) in my car, because his car had been repossessed a few days earlier. Silence the entire way home, and then he moved all of his stuff out while I took my son to the park.
18. Her First Not-So-Magical Heartbreak
I was 15. I lived in MA and my dream was to go to Disney World at the time. My boyfriend was going to Florida with his family for a week and his family invited me to go with them. It was the most magical time. In my head, everything was going so perfect… I got to go to my dream place with my first love. I fell in love with him so fast and so hard. His family loved me, my family loved him. It seemed so right!
Then the day we got back from this amazing vacation, he broke up with me…through email! I asked him why and never got a response back, ever. He could’ve at least waited a week after coming back! Way to break a young girl’s heart. But here is a happy ending to this story. Now I’m happily married and live in Orlando. I can go to Disney World with the hubby anytime I want!!!!
17. It Was A Win-Win Situation
I was visiting my family in Brazil and came back to Canada to spend New Year’s day with my girlfriend. Things had been a little weird for a while (we were living far apart because of a school internship, like 3,000 kilometers apart). I thought it was weird because of the distance and I was pumped to see her. And I got there and things were weird. She continued to be distant for the next three days, avoiding spending time with just me. There was always a roommate or a friend with us. And then, on the morning of the 3rd, we wake up and talk and she dumps me, saying she’s not into me anymore (after ore than two years). Now if that was not bad enough, here comes the whole catch. My flight was only on the 6th. She lived in a town where I knew absolutely no one. My parents’ house was 500 kilometers away, but they were still outside of the country, and I didn’t have a set of keys of my own. I could not change my flight dates. I was stranded at my ex-girlfriends house! It was bad. Bad for half a day.
Then my best friend answered her phone and got some sense in to me. She got me to travel to her house (200 kilometers away), where she provided the perfect breakup cure. I partied hard for the next three days and met the most gorgeous girls ever (all her friends are from high school. An all-girls high school). And even hooked up with a beautiful girl after a very crazy night. The nights after the break up were one of the best of my life and it definitely made things better. I truly can’t complain and I feel that my break up was a great thing. BUT SERIOUSLY, never dump someone like I was dumped.
16. A Real Punch In The Gut
I met her at school. She was in the same year and program as me. She joined the same newspaper that I was editing for the past year. I wasn’t looking for a relationship at the time, but after a few conversations and texts, I was absolutely enamored. We got together about two months later, and I can honestly say that it was as perfect as two people can be together. We took a trip to New York with some friends. She got a call that she got the job she wanted in another city. I was happy for her. I had started looking for jobs in that city when I heard she was looking at the area. We took a trip to Europe, just the two of us. It needed to happen soon as her job started two months after she got the call. The trip was amazing. I helped her pack up her things, and she drove away. We stayed in touch. I looked for a job in the area. I found one while I was at my sister’s wedding, I flew from the wedding to the interview. I stayed in her new apartment. Coincidentally, some friends of ours were coming to visit her that weekend. I got the offer letter while we were all hanging out in her living room. Everyone seemed happy. The next day (the day all of us left) we went for lunch and hung out at the park. Great day.
When everyone but me was gone, she broke the news. She wanted a break, which immediately became a breakup. I had eight hours alone on a bus to ponder what had just happened. She had told me that she was just worried that life was changing. I never got anything too specific, except that she needed time to sort out her life. There was a distinct impression that we might get back together after she had time to think. That was three months ago. I accepted the job because I liked the industry. I had the hope that she would come around, but I tried to remove that from my decision. She was very evasive when I tried to talk to her (about once every two to three weeks). She just told me that she didn’t even want to see me to give back each other’s stuff. It’s a real punch in the gut.
15. The Saddest Part? The Ticket Is Non-Refundable
I met a girl a few years back when I lived in London, and we spent a few months together before I returned to Australia. The following year she came over and spent three months with me before she returned to the UK. We never actually broke up; we just left it as a “see you again soon” kinda thing.
The year after that I booked a flight to London to spend a few weeks with her. The day after I booked my flight she told me she was seeing another guy. It was going well with him so she decided the thing we had was officially over. Now I totally understand the difficulties in staying with someone who lived on the other side of the world, but come on, she could’ve broken up with me before I booked the flight!
14. Is It A Call From Above?
My friend had his first girlfriend and they were dating for about three months. The parents of the girl absolutely LOVED him. This girl, however, didn’t really want to even hold his hand. Before I say anything let me throw this out there: this chick isn’t the brightest bulb on the Hanukkah bush. Her “dream” was to become a female Catholic chaplain. (You can’t do that). So they invite him to Disneyland for a week and a half. They drive down there, have a bit of fun for the first day, then, out of nowhere she said, “Listen, I was praying last night and I really don’t think God wants me to have a boyfriend. I’m breaking up with you; we can still be friends though.” My friend was terribly angry (he isn’t religious at all), but he didn’t show it. They are still there for another 10 days and he was stuck with her. He pretty much did absolutely nothing due to the fact that he was so sad (first breakup).
They finally finish that horrible vacation and drive home. That’s when he decided to tell her parents. They were angrier than she was. They started yelling at her and it was an even worse car ride home. It’s been about seven months since the breakup and he still has feelings for her. Poor guy, not only did she break up with him, she broke up with him at Disneyland.
13. Torn Between The Ex And The Current
My first long term boyfriend announced to me that he wanted us to take a break to think about our relationship because he loved me but still loved his ex. Of course, he chose to announce that the second day of a one week holiday with my family in my perfect place on earth, where I had planned to share so much with him.
I ended up trying to hide my despair from my family and spend all my days and nights with him avoiding all kinds of contact with me. Great week.
12. This Girl Got Me So Mad
I went to New York on vacation with my girlfriend of two years. I noticed that in the weeks before, she had been getting a little distant and was texting on her phone a lot; she would never leave her phone just laying anywhere like usual, always had it on her. The night before we leave I asked her if anything was wrong, and told her about how her behavior was a little suspicious. She reassured me and said it was just stress from planning the trip. I knew better, but I said whatever and went on our trip anyway. The first day we are there she hardly talks to me at all. Every time I would point something interesting out she would just say “Oh that’s cool” and go right back to texting on her phone. So while we were waiting on a table at the Hard Rock Cafe I happened to get a glance at who she was talking to. It was some guy whose name I didn’t recognize, and the message she sent him went something like “I’ll be home soon baby, don’t worry. I love you.” At this point, she didn’t realize that I could plainly see what she was typing on her phone over her shoulder. She texted this guy back and forth for our entire 30 minute wait for a table, and she didn’t say one word to me that whole time. I seriously lost it right there. I wanted to tell her what was on my mind right there in front of everyone in that restaurant. But I kept my cool and waited until we got back to the hotel that night. We still had four more days there, and I personally was not about to let her ruin the trip. We got back and I confronted her about it. She went on to tell me that it was just some guy that she was good friends with in high school, blah blah blah. I told her if that was the case then she needed to stop ignoring me and that she needed to stop texting him on OUR vacation. She turned her phone off right there and left it off for the rest of our trip. I still wasn’t convinced obviously, so I had planned to talk more about it when we got home.
We get home, and her sister picks us up from the airport in my truck, which I had left at her sister’s house since she dropped us off. The first thing I notice is that the full tank of gas that was in my truck when we left is now completely gone and the interior of it was full of trash, so her sister drove my truck around for that week we were gone and trashed it.
Finally, we get to where we were alone and I told her that I knew what she was doing. I knew that she was cheating on me and trying to hide it. She starts crying and tells me “I can’t believe you would accuse me of that; I told you he was just an old friend and that we were catching up.” Little did she know that I had installed a keylogger on my laptop and thus saw every message that she sent this same guy over Facebook. Most of them were very intimate and it was plainly obvious that she was cheating on me with this guy. I had the proof right there in writing, and she STILL insisted that it was nothing and that I was being ridiculous. At that point, I was so completely dumbfounded about her maintaining innocence even in the face of that proof, so I really had no clue what to say. While I was still trying to process all this she says “I don’t think I can’t keep dating you; you are too insecure and you don’t trust me anymore.” Duh, I just pieced together that you are cheating on me while we were on vacation in New York. At that point, I literally had nothing more to say to her, so I left. I forgot that had quite a few things in her house still. So when I called her the next day to get my stuff she wouldn’t answer. After that day she would not answer or return any of my calls or texts. I ended up having to get her mom to go get my stuff for me. It wasn’t but three days after all this that she had already changed her status on Facebook to show that she was in a relationship with that other guy. I will never understand how one person could be this horrible to another person, let alone the person that they dated for two years.
11. He “Tutors” Her For Sure
I started dating a girl during college. I met her when I was a senior in high school and she was a foreign exchange student. Well, she obviously had to go back home to Germany so our relationship kind of ended there but we decided to try the long-distance thing while I was in college. It was going great and I would talk to her every day. I made plans to fly to Germany to go see her for two weeks. We were both excited to see each other again and planned on moving our relationship forward.
Fast forward. I arrive in Germany and things are going well. On the THIRD day of my TWO WEEK stay at her place. She tells me she doesn’t feel the same way anymore. (She met some guy a month prior to me coming there who helped “tutor” her in math.) She ignores me and flirts with other guys right in front of me for 11 days. I’m living with her and HER PARENTS. (Who were really nice and mad at their daughter). Worst trip ever.
10. A Savage Revenge
I work for an airline and I heard that this guy I work with found out that his girlfriend was cheating on him. He told her that he wanted to go on vacation and they flew to Japan.
They checked into the hotel, then he waited for her to fall asleep and went back to the airport canceled her ability to use his discount and then flew back. He left her stranded in Tokyo with no money.
9. Walking Hand In Hand
I went to visit my girlfriend who was on a year abroad in Paris. We wanted to take a couple of weeks to travel around Europe. She gave me a cool reception on arrival and seemed to have business to attend to. I was perplexed but killed some time by taking a walk in Paris.
On my walk, I was lucky enough to see her walking hand in hand with some guy. I was so stunned that I just went back to the hotel and when she came back and I asked her what was going on. She proceeded to say she was seeing this guy and was breaking up with me. The whole trip was arranged, all my money was paying for both of our fares, rental cars, lodging, etc. And she still expected to go on the trip.
8. London Love Is Falling Down … Falling Down …
We were on vacation together in London. I flew from Florida to see him and we had just spent three amazing days in Paris. I was on cloud 9.
On my second to last day, he woke up, took a shower, and when he came out he told me we didn’t have “what it takes to make it long distance.” He left me sobbing in the hotel room, hours before anyone at home was even awake to console me.
7. The Worst Honeymoon Ever
I am a wedding planner and I had a young couple that got married. Suddenly she called from the honeymoon, said she started crying on the plane and knew it was wrong. I told her to wait until she got back and we could meet with a counselor to come up with some solutions. What she decided was to tell him she had feelings for someone else. Then she texts all the bridesmaids (plus me) and tells us that she had asked for a divorce.
Then she came around to my home with the new guy and said, “I have asked guy A for a divorce and I am in love with guy B.” I told her that sentence needed a period after the word “divorce,” as it made her sound unfaithful and guy B sounds like a jerk. The unfolding collapse of the relationship, and all the relationships around the pair, were devastating for some time. They were divorced eight months after marriage.
6. Money Over Love
I got dumped during my father’s wake. It was a couple of hundred miles away from home. My girlfriend and I had a mild argument and she caught a taxi to the train station and went home.
Within a few weeks, she was with someone else, but I only found out later. We had been together for over three years and were talking about moving in together and marriage so this news only confused and upset me further. Plus, she had been coming to see me after I finished work and saying there was a chance we could get back together. In reality, she was using me since I was giving her money during this time. I was a doormat and she knew it.
5. At Least She’s Honest
I broke up with someone while we were backpacking in a foreign country. Just the two of us. I did it in the first week of the travel on a month-long trip.
In my defense, I could not pretend to be romantically interested in this man for a second longer. The thought disgusted me. We had been dating long-distance prior to this and I quickly saw a side of him I did not care for shortly into the trip.
4. She Just Wanted The Gift
We were young and fresh out of high school and in our first few semesters of college. She was brilliant and had suffered the wrath of her Asian parenting for years, but it allowed her to excel and she was able to attend a pretty nice college….three or four states over. I, on the other hand, did the bare minimum in school and lacked any motivation to improve. As a result, I spent the first few semesters at a local college. This was good, because I finally got motivated. I wanted to do well, stop wasting my potential and get the chance to transfer my credits over to her school so we could be by each other’s side again. At first, it wasn’t so bad. We’d talk every night, played WoW together between homework assignments and generally kept each other updated with what was going on in our lives. All the while, I’d be saving every dime I had to get over there to see her. In retrospect, it was a poor use of my money, but I loved her and wanted to spend as much time with her as I could. So things were going as well as they could be, for a while.
Then one autumn rolled around, and she fell into her depression like she always did at that time of the year. I did my best to keep her spirits up as I always did, but this year it wasn’t working. She just kept getting quieter and quieter, retreating from me with each passing day. I should have seen the signs then, but I just figured that school was putting pressure on her that was causing her depression to become even worse. I could totally fix it. I always had before. Her birthday was coming up and there was something I know she really wanted (I don’t even remember exactly what it was) that she had asked for previously. I took up as many hours as I could at work to be able to afford the gift and to be able to go out and spend her birthday with her. One 12 hour train ride later, followed by a two and a half hour bus ride and I was there at her city’s bus stop around 8 a.m. But she was nowhere to be found. Odd … she knew I was coming; maybe she had class and couldn’t meet me. I guess I had to walk then.
So I’m running on fumes since I hadn’t been able to get any sleep for the last 14 hours, it’s the middle of November and there was already snow on the ground so it’s absolutely freezing, I’m walking up every hill there is in the city to reach her dorm which is of course at the highest point, and I’m lugging around the really heavy gift I had gotten her in my backpack that’s threatening to snap me in two. I finally reach her room two hours later. I’m sweaty, I’m exhausted, and a little annoyed that she hadn’t responded to my texts, but I’m happy because I’m able to see her again. She looks much less happy. She doesn’t even crack a smile when I show up at her door. She accepts her gift, but won’t let me kiss her. She tells me she doesn’t love me anymore. She doesn’t want me anymore. So I spent the rest of that weekend alone, trapped in her town knowing almost nobody with nowhere to go until my return train comes back in a few days. She could have done this before I left, dumped me before I paid for the train ticket and traveled a total of 16 hours to get to her. Maybe she wanted to do it in person, sure, but I can only assume she REALLY wanted that present.
3. Oh, Young Love
At the age of 13-14, I paid 50 dollars to go on a trip to Orca Island with my girlfriend’s youth group. She had one of her friends break up with me for her when we were on the ferry to get there.
I couldn’t go home and I was stuck with her in a tiny house for a full week. All the while she’s trying to be with another guy from the youth group.
2. Can You At Least Give Him An Explanation?
My soon-to-be ex-wife went off on a week long vacation to Vegas on her own and then came home for the holidays. She refused to talk to me until Christmas morning.
Only then did she tell me, over the phone, that she wanted a divorce and I was to evacuate our house within three days before she got home.
1. Spare The Trip
Timing is everything! A cousin of mine flew to Italy for a six week trip (with his girlfriend who was living there at the time). Their plan was to travel and hike all around Europe and finally meet her entire family in Spain for a rather grand festival.
He broke up with her as soon as he arrived on the plane … and they then proceeded to go on their trip! He said that it was rough, and that there was a lot of crying (he seemed very surprised at this). We don’t see eye to eye on many things.