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The Six Fix: Cliché Breakup Lines We've All Heard Before

The Six Fix: Cliché Breakup Lines We've All Heard Before



Breaking up is one of the hardest things we have to do at some point in our lives.  But there are people who choose to walk away and tell you words that you might have heard before, making you wonder if they actually mean it. Some are empty but some can be sincere. Sometimes breakup lines are popularized by those heartbreaking films, your favorite television series, and maybe a song you really never wanted to see yourself in.

No matter how “cliché” these breakup lines are, they will always have weight no matter how much you deny it. Just be thankful because it's the closure most people never even get.


1. “It’s not you, it’s me.”

This is the most popular breakup line that has become too cliche people don’t want to use it anymore or else they’ll sound like a douche. But TBH, this holds more truth than most lines people would want to hear—this line might be vague because this does not really explain anything. But this is them admitting their faults, accepting the blame, and taking the fall.


2. “I can’t make you happy anymore.”

A lot of times, someone will feel that they are not making their partner happy unlike before when they were just starting the relationship. It really sucks when you suddenly feel or realize that you can not give the happiness you know your partner deserves.


3. “I love you, but I’m not in love with you.”

Just like what other people say, to be able to be in a long-term relationship, two people must fall in love with each other every single day. But when two people get complacent and too comfortable, that flame may lose its spark. You love each other, sure, but staying in love needs hard work.

4. “I need space.”

These days, with the boom of social networking sites and messaging apps, you and your partner are constantly connected 24/7. This in effect will sometimes make them feel exhausted and suffocated. This doesn’t mean they don’t want you, they just need some time to breathe and think.

5. “I need to work on myself.”

Most of the time, this applies to people who are in a long-term relationship. Maybe you two entered the relationship during high school or college—a time when they don’t know their true selves yet. They are lost, and they need to find themselves on their own terms. Give them time to introspect. This can ve good for you as well because sometimes you no longer know where you are heading. Just try to understand, and everything will eventually  fall into place.



6. “You deserve someone better than me.”

There are times in a relationship when someone will eventually feel that they don’t deserve their partner or they feel guilty that they’re stunting their partner’s growth as a person. Insecurity is something people should take seriously when it comes to relationships. And when they feel this, try to assure them. If that doesn’t work, let them be and allow them to make a decision like an adult.


You can never control what your partner feel and think. Although it may be hard to understand, these breakup reasons are as valid as your feelings. They are not just making excuses because they don’t like you anymore. The truth is, they just don’t want to hurt you as much as they’re hurting themselves by leaving you. At the end of the day, if it is meant to be, it will be.


ALSO READ: Cheat Sheet: 5 Ways To Move On From A Relationship That Never Really Existed


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