50 Examples of What to Say to Break Up With Someone

Need to break up with someone? Not sure what to say though? Don’t worry! We have you covered with this extensive list of breakup lines that you can use to end your current relationship. There are options for almost any scenario you might be in. 

Take a look at the list below and choose one that works for you. You can copy and paste one of the lines straight into a breakup text or edit one to your liking and use it in your conversation when you break up with them in person

Best Breakup Line Examples

  1. It’s over. 
  2. I have thought about it a lot and would like to end our relationship.
  3. I think we are growing apart and it would be better for us both if we ended things.
  4. You don’t seem to be willing to work on things so it’s time that we ended our relationship. 
  5. I know that you’ve been cheating on me. It’s over.
  6. I’m sorry, but I’m interested in someone else and need to break things off with you. It’s not fair to you for us to be together anymore.
  7. I’m not ready for the kind of commitment you’re looking for in our relationship. It’s best if we break up. 
  8. I’m not okay with the way you’ve been treating me. We are over. 
  9. You seem like you’re not over your ex. Maybe you need some time to process that. In the meantime, I think we should end things.
  10. You turned out to be very different from the person I thought you were. I don’t want to be in a relationship with you anymore.
  11. You’re too controlling and I’m not okay with that. It’s over. 
  12. You’re never there for me when I need you. I don’t want to be in a relationship with someone who doesn’t care about me emotionally. 
  13. We are not on the same level physically and you’re not meeting my needs. I think we need to break up. 
  14. I saw you flirting with that person the other night. I need someone who is interested in only me. It’s time to break up.
  15. I’ve been really unhappy with our relationship for a while. I think it’s best if we break up. 
  16. I think we are better off being friends. I value you, but don’t think we’re the right fit romantically.
  17. You lied to me. It’s over.
  18. Our priorities are too different for this relationship to work. We need to end things. 
  19. I don’t like the way you act when we go out. I don’t think we should continue seeing each other. 
  20. You’re not able to get along with my friends and that is really important to me. I think we should break up.
  21. The expectations you have for me are unrealistic. I think you would be better off with someone else. 
  22. I’m sick of fighting with you all of the time. We need to break up.
  23. I don’t like that you can’t control your anger. I feel it’s best that we end things. 
  24. I really don’t like how you act when you’re around your friends. It has showed me who you really are and I’m done.
  25. I can’t stand being around your family. I don’t want to have to see them anymore so it’s time that we broke up.
  26. You spend way too much time at work to have any time left over for me. I need more out of a relationship so I’m breaking up with you.
  27. Your comments about my weight really bother me and are unnecessary. We’re over.
  28. I can’t stand the way you talk to me anymore. You’re condescending and arrogant. I want to break up. 
  29. It seems like you have a lot of other things going on that are more important than our relationship. I want to be with someone who prioritizes me. 
  30. I don’t feel like we’re able to connect on a deep level. I don’t think we are a good match.
  31. You are an amazing person, I just don’t have romantic feelings for you. I hope that you can find someone deserving of you! Good luck.
  32. We have been through a lot together. So much so that I think we are stuck in the past. I think it’s best we move forward, apart. 
  33. I have a lot going on in my life right now. There isn’t room for you. I’m sorry, but I need to end things. 
  34. My job is taking me to a different area. I don’t think that our relationship can handle being long-distance right now. For that reason, we need to break things off. 
  35. Your constant negativity is taking a toll on my mental health. I need to break up with you. 
  36. I don’t like the way you treat other people. It’s not right and I don’t want to be with you any longer. 
  37. I have found out some things from your past that have changed my mind about our relationship.
  38. You told me that you wanted something serious when we met. You’re now unwilling to commit and I’m not willing to waste my time. This is over. 
  39. We agreed that our relationship would be casual. You’re pushing me to take it to the next level and that’s not what I’m looking for. I think you should find what you’re looking for elsewhere. 
  40. I need someone who is able to talk about their feelings with me. You never are willing to discuss how you’re feeling. I don’t think this is going to work out.
  41. I’m tired of always doing the things you want to do. You never consider what I want to do. I think it’s time we ended this. 
  42. I’ve noticed that our love languages are not the same and it’s causing a lot of issues. I don’t think we are a great fit long-term.
  43. You never admit when you’re wrong and it’s driving me nuts. I don’t think I can see you anymore.
  44. It seems like you are incapable of apologizing when you know you’ve hurt my feelings. I need someone who sincerely cares about me and it’s not you. Bye.
  45. You are always criticizing me and it doesn’t feel good. I can’t be in this relationship anymore. 
  46. It’s really obvious that you like this other person. So you should go be with them. See you.
  47. We’ve been dating for forever and it doesn’t seem like you’re ever going to be ready to take the next step. I can’t waste any more of my time. We need to break up so I can move on.
  48. No matter what I do, you never trust me. This is a huge issue for me and I can’t do this any longer.
  49. Your addiction is ruining our relationship. You really need to seek professional help. Unfortunately, I need to leave this relationship as what you’re doing is affecting me. I hope you get the help you need.
  50. Your family is way too involved in our relationship. This is not what I signed up for. I’m afraid we’re going to have to call it quits. 
what to say to someone when you break up with them


It’s always hard to break things off. You never know what to say and how the other person is going to react. Don’t let this keep you from making the move to end things. You can easily decide what to say by referencing this list and using one of these breakup examples. If you’re unsure of how you’re going to end things, check out our article on 5 Ways to Break Up With Someone

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