People Dealing With Breakups The Best Way We Know—Laughing Through The Pain

Breaking up is hard—there’s no denying it. Of course, there are a lot of ways to deal with the heartbreak that follows—listening to “Marvin’s Room” by Drake, cutting your own bangs, or partying hard—but some people like to use humor to cope.

These are hilarious people who are dealing with their breakup in the best way possible: laughing through the pain.

It Happens To The Best Of Us

I tried to swipe a crumb off my phone and accidentally liked all 240 pictures of my ex girlfriend's trip to Maui with Roger
Photo Credit: Twitter / @vineyille
Photo Credit: Twitter / @vineyille

Okay, so most of us have never made the “mistake” of liking that many photos at once, but we all have stalked our ex or their new significant other and accidentally liked a photo or two by mistake in the process.

Coca-Cola Is Just Rubbing Salt In The Wound

bottle of coca cola with
Photo Credit: Reddit / Painkiller90
Photo Credit: Reddit / Painkiller90

The guy who took this photo explained that his girlfriend, Sara, had recently dumped him. When he was getting lunch a few days later, this coincidentally was the bottle of Coke he was given by the cashier.

Weird Flex, But Okay

my ex just snapchatted me saying
Photo Credit: Twitter / @greenbeangrrl
Photo Credit: Twitter / @greenbeangrrl

I would like to make it clear that, after a breakup, you should probably avoid keeping pictures of your ex, but this especially counts for keeping a physical photo of them in your wallet.

The Cat Is Happy You’re Single Again

cat sleeping near pillow on one side of her bed
Photo Credit: Reddit / Amannin19
Photo Credit: Reddit / Amannin19

Immediately after this guy broke up with his girlfriend, his cat started possessively using her side of the bed again. The cat was sick of not having her regular sleeping spot for months.

This Is Especially Important When I’m Drunk

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom not to text my ex.
Photo Credit: Twitter / @themeredith
Photo Credit: Twitter / @themeredith

Day to day, I’m pretty good at keeping myself busy and not thinking about my ex. However, two glasses of wine in, I am ready to recklessly send an “I miss you” text that will only give me more problems.

The True Tragedy Of A Breakup

me after a breakup (screenshots of two snapchats that say:
Photo Credit: Twitter / @iRelateWords
Photo Credit: Twitter / @iRelateWords

In my opinion, the really sad part about a breakup isn’t that you’ll never date the person again, but that you’ll never get to pet their dog again or talk to their mom again.

What A Nice Improvement!

woman photoshopped ex-boyfriend out of photo and replaced him with a tree
Photo Credit: Reddit / kashifabbas91
Photo Credit: Reddit / kashifabbas91

After breaking up with her boyfriend, this girl still really loved how she looked in this photo but didn’t want him in the picture, so she photoshopped a tree over him instead.

Their Loss!

This is by an ex who dumped me (headline: How I threw away a work of modern art)
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Tweet_Dec
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Tweet_Dec

Sure, when I am dumped by a significant other, I feel a bit bad for a while, but for the most part, I feel a little sorry for them because I am a masterpiece of a human.

Friends Will Always Have Your Back

card with two condoms in it and inscription:
Photo Credit: Reddit / patrickweber
Photo Credit: Reddit / patrickweber

A few days after breaking up with his girlfriend, this guy received a card from one of his friends with this inside. Not sure about the philosophy behind this one, but the effort is appreciated.

It’s A Beautiful Time

i love that moment post-breakup when girls start posting fire selfies.
Photo Credit: Twitter / @nicolemilfie
Photo Credit: Twitter / @nicolemilfie

I really do love watching a girl dump her musty, lying boyfriend and then have a glow up where she finds her confidence, wears what she likes, and posts hot pics on the ‘gram.

Sheesh, She Needs To Work On Her Writing

when your ex writes you an apology letter so you grade it and send it pack (photo of lined paper with 61% grade and personal notes on it)
Photo Credit: Twitter / @NickLutz12
Photo Credit: Twitter / @NickLutz12

First of all, I have never seen someone send a physical letter to an ex post-breakup. Second of all, that is an absolutely abysmal grade and she should get a tutor.

We Are Not The Same

so I asked my mom why is she still talking to my old boo and she asked me
Photo Credit: Twitter / @KhiryArion
Photo Credit: Twitter / @KhiryArion

Although this mom is definitely stepping into some problematic water with this take, I have to admire her commitment to being a petty queen about her divorce—that takes a lot of dedication.

Spa Day With The Homies!

two men on massage beds together
Photo Credit: Reddit / rOreos_
Photo Credit: Reddit / rOreos_

This guy bought a Groupon couples massage for his girlfriend’s birthday, only for her to dump him before the big day. Of course, he took his best bro to the spa instead.

Soon, He Will Be The Size Of An Action Figure

my friend got broken up with by a boy shorter than her so every time i reference him, I assign him a smaller and smaller height (screenshots of her referring to man as 4'10
Photo Credit: Twitter / @jennidermerr
Photo Credit: Twitter / @jennidermerr

As a friend, I feel like it’s my duty to expedite my friend’s healing process after a breakup by reminding them of how gross their ex-boyfriend was whenever they start to miss him.

They Must Know I Am Thriving

the stages of a breakup: 1. denial
2. anger
3. bargaining
4. taking pictures of everything you do to make sure people know you're having fun
Photo Credit: Twitter / @thomas_violence
Photo Credit: Twitter / @thomas_violence

Do I know that it’s pretty immature to post things on my social media, like Instagram stories of me having fun, just for my ex to see? Yeah. Will I stop doing it? No.

Sometimes, It’s A Great Thing

heart shaped cake with writing: congrats on your break up
Photo Credit: Reddit / HumanAdhesiveness360
Photo Credit: Reddit / HumanAdhesiveness360

Have you ever seen someone you care about break up with their significant other and literally cheered because you hated the guy? Sure, some breakups are sad, but some warrant a little celebration.

…As She Should

Me and my girlfriend dated once when we were younger and now again as adults (9 years apart) I dumped her in a text when we were 17 and anytime we watch a movie that is ab breakups she still will say
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Gregggyboy
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Gregggyboy

I’m happy that, despite their rocky past, these two people were able to find their way back to each other, but I also think she deserves to keep saying this forever. I mean, who breaks up via text?

It Really Can Be That Simple

Sometimes relationships don't work out because of timing, but most of the time it's because someone is an a**hole.
Photo Credit: Twitter / @capricecrane
Photo Credit: Twitter / @capricecrane

After breaking up, most people will reflect upon their past relationship and the circumstances that made things fall apart. Sometimes there were external issues out of your control, but most of the time, it comes down to a person sucking.

This Guy Really Cannot Catch A Break

man in weird goggles with caption: It's like VR goggles and everything I see is my own crappy life
Photo Credit: Reddit / captainpotatoe
Photo Credit: Reddit / captainpotatoe

The guy who sent this snap had broken up with his girlfriend, broken his neck, and been diagnosed with testicular cancer all within the same year, but at least he still has a sense of humor about it.

Calling My Priest ASAP

Photo Credit: Twitter / @safiyyahhh__
Photo Credit: Twitter / @safiyyahhh__

To the person who dates my ex next: he tends to play devil’s advocate a lot during arguments, which is so totally necessary because he is, in fact, the devil himself.