This Instagram Account Gets Brutally Honestly About Why People Ended Their Relationships

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Every relationship is different — the way they begin, play out, and end varies depending on the people. But while some people prefer to focus on the meet cutes and honeymoon phase, there’s something incredibly interesting to me about the endings. What can make two people who were in love decide they’re actually not?

Well, this Instagram account might give us a little insight. reasonswerenotdating is an account that exclusively lists the reasons people broke up with their significant others, and some are nothing that you’d expect.

Whether the reasons are petty, funny, or sad, it does show how we all approach relationships in our lives — and what sorts of things end up being absolute deal breakers to some people.

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This was Cameron. Let’s call him Cam. Cam and I met on holiday, he was the manager of the resort we were staying at. I ended up making out with him at the club in the early hours. We were both quite drunk and he invited me back to his. When we got there I was shocked at how messy it was and the Monica inside me just wanted to clean the whole place up. To distract myself from this I thought we should just get on with things. Then he asked me if I brought lube. Like yeah, sorry let me just get that out of my bag.. when I’m on holiday and you’ve invited me back to yours. 🤔 Soz Cam hun, you killed the mood. #lube #whatdoyouthinkagirltakesonholiday #travelsize #sozhun #dryasabone P.S. the sexiest thing about this encounter was when he told me he could lose his job for fraternising with a guest. #allthepower

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The Reasons We're Not Dating family has grown and we're now accepting collaborations. Our first collab is from our anonymous RWND babe: This was Eugene. Eugene seemed really great. It wasn't perfect because it was kind of long distance, but he was nice enough that it didn't seem insurmountable, plus he was super enthusiastic and convinced me to fly out and see him. He picked me up from the airport and took me to dinner. Everything was going so promisingly. Then things took a sharp turn. He said he had a girlfriend and wanted me to go home. Thanks for nothing Eugene. #whydidntyoutellmebeforeiflewacrossthecountry #timewaster #igotofftheplane #thenigotbackontogohome #itsokhepaidmebackfortheflights #itsnotreallyTHATokthough #nameshavebeenchanged

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Well, you can’t say some aren’t relatable.

What are some of the reasons you broke up? And what do you think are bad reasons to? Let us know — you know, for science. TC mark

Callie Byrnes

Callie is a professional Thought Catalog blogger by day and an amateur Tumblr blogger by night.

This is me letting you go

If there’s one thing we all need to stop doing, it’s waiting around for someone else to show up and change our lives. Just be the person you’ve been waiting for.

At the end of the day, you have two choices in love – one is to accept someone just as they are and the other is to walk away.

We owe it to ourselves to live the greatest life that we’re capable of living, even if that means that we have to be alone for a very long time.

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