10 Guys On The Heartbreaking Reason They Broke Up With The Love Of Their Lives

Paolo Raeli
Paolo Raeli

1. “We had been dating for three years. After moving in together, I discovered that she self-harmed due to her bipolar disorder. She never told me any of this, after all of the years we had been dating. She was so good at hiding it. When I asked her to go get help, she refused. I broke up with her because she used me as a vice instead of helping herself on her own.” ― Chris, 27

2. “After a year of dating, I knew that I didn’t see a future with her. She was the love of my life yes, but we had little in common. Almost everything we talked about turned into arguments.” ― Jack, 23

3. “She had just graduated college and I was still a senior. I broke up with her because she needed to spread her wings. She needed to do something with her life, and I didn’t want to be the reason she held back.” ― Michael, 22

4. “I broke up with my soulmate. It wasn’t anything she did or didn’t do. But, I wanted to move to a new city and travel more. She wanted to build a family and stay in the same place. I couldn’t sacrifice my ambitions for her.” ― Conor, 29

5. “I had to break up with her because my parents didn’t like the lifestyle she was living. They told me to pick them or her, and if I picked her, they were going to disown me. So, I picked them.” ― Matt, 24

6. “It was against her religion to not marry someone with the same religion as her. I broke it off because I could see the weight she had to carry on her shoulders to hide me from her loved ones.” ― Joel, 31

7. “I ended it due to long distance. We had been together for four years but, there wasn’t an end in sight for the long distance. I just couldn’t do it anymore.” ― Luke, 28

8. “We met when we were fourteen. I loved her so damn much. But after dating for six years, I decided that I needed to explore more. I had only ever been with one person in my entire life, and I wanted to experience more. I broke her heart.” ― Jasper, 21 

9. “I ended it with her because for her, I was her whole world. I was her everything. It was unhealthy. And she deserved to love herself more than someone else.” ― Ethan, 27

10. “I broke up with my wife of ten years. After years of little fights that escalated into both of us excessively drinking I decided to leave and get some serious help. I still love her with my whole heart. Maybe one day, we can start over.”― Kevin, 37  Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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