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12 women confess the real story behind their breakups

Remember the iconic scene in Sex and the City when Carrie Bradshaw got dumped via a Post-it note? It was a horrible way to end a relationship, but boy did it make a great story.

In hindsight, a lot of breakups are like that — awful in the moment, but then they become one of your favorite tales to tell down the road. Maybe it’s because your ex broke up with you in an absurd way, or like my co-editor, you broke up because he had some preposterous relationship expectations, like thinking marriage meant he’d be able to have sex every day.

Most of us have our own tale to tell about breakups too, and for that reason, we asked our Community to tell us about the most absurd ways they were broken up with and the real reasons they broke up with their exes. Their answers range from the hilarious to the heartbreaking, but having been there myself, they’re all too relatable.

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