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There's a Corner of the Web Just for Final Texts

'Because I don't love you anymore,' reads one

(Newser) - Question: "You never came. Why?" Answer: "Because I don't love you anymore." That's just one example of the heartbreaking and heartbreakingly awkward posts shared on the latest Tumblr craze: The Last Message Received , reports Mashable . Curated by 15-year-old Emily Trunko, the Tumblr serves as a... More »

Facebook Will Spare You From Seeing Your Ex Online

New tools allow you to hide updates, keep your own posts on the down-low

(Newser) - Facebook's mission to ease the pain of breaking up (or, as a company product manager's blog post puts it, to "[improve] the experience when relationships end") has resulted in a new set of tools to help people deal with their defunct love affairs online. Designed for... More »

This Company Will Break Up With Your Partner for $10

The Breakup Shop thinks 'everyone deserves to be single'

(Newser) - There is now a service for everything—and yes, that extends to the very personal act of breaking up with your significant other. Founded by two brothers in Canada who love their idea enough to market it but not enough to give their full names, The Breakup Shop will send... More »

Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm Call It Quits

The actors have '18 years of love and shared history'

(Newser) - Cue the Kleenex boxes, folks: Jennifer Westfeldt and Jon Hamm are pulling the cord following months of breakup rumors, People reports. The 44-year-old Mad Men star and 45-year-old actress, last seen canoodling at a New York party on July 22, have issued a statement: "With great sadness, we have... More »

Sobbing In-Flight Breakup Gets Live-Tweeted to Thousands

New Yorker tweets bitter argument from a few seats over

(Newser) - Next time you try breaking up with someone on an airplane, consider who might be sitting nearby—and tweeting. A New Yorker on Sunday live-tweeted what she described as a sobbing, bitter, 90-minute breakup argument just a few seats over from her on a delayed flight, the New York Post... More »

Study: Women Are Hurt More by Breakups, But…

...they bounce back quicker than males

(Newser) - Ladies, we have good and bad news on the breakup front. The good news: You'll probably get over the split faster than your male ex. The bad news: You'll feel more pain in the meantime, according to a new study published in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences . Researchers asked 5,... More »

WNBA Marriage Gets Nasty, Implodes After 28 Days

Brittney Griner files for annulment against Glory Johnson

(Newser) - This looks messy: WNBA players Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson seem headed for a breakup just 28 days into their budding marriage, People reports. The move comes right after Johnson announced her pregnancy, and six weeks after the 24-year-olds were arrested and got league suspensions for getting in a fight... More »

Ladies, This Guy Is Inviting You Along on His Honeymoon

Highest bidder on jilted groom's eBay auction gets to go to Dominican Republic

(Newser) - If you're female and not doing anything special from Feb. 16 to March 3 and wouldn't mind going on vacation with a total stranger in the Dominican Republic, John Whitbread's waiting for you on eBay. After being dumped by his girlfriend a few weeks before their wedding,... More »

France's First Couple Is No More

Hollande confirms Valerie Trierweiler rumors

(Newser) - Elysee Palace told the BBC the breakup rumors were false—but the French president himself says otherwise. Francois Hollande has confirmed that he and partner Valerie Trierweiler, France's first lady, have split up, AFP reports. "I wish to make it known that I have ended my partnership with... More »

Stalking Exes Online Is Bad for Your Health

Tracy Clark-Flory: 'Cutting off contact' is much healthier

(Newser) - What with Facebook, Flickr, and other fine venues for stalking "exes," breakups aren't nearly as final as they once were. But for your own good, please stop following them around cyberspace. "Conventional wisdom, and even science, has it that cutting off contact with an ex makes... More »

Tortoises Break Up —After a Century Together

Bibi finally got sick of Poldi

(Newser) - They were together as a couple for more than a century until out of the blue, Bibi and Poldi—two giant Galápagos tortoises who live in an Austrian zoo—broke off their relationship. The split was anything but cordial, reports Der Spiegel . A belligerent Bibi bit off part of... More »

Stipe: REM Breakup 3 Years in the Making

He explains to Salon why the band didn't do a farewell tour

(Newser) - REM’s break-up, announced in September , wasn’t a snap decision. The band had been talking about it during its 2008 tour, Michael Stipe tells Salon in a lengthy sit-down. “The decision came about quite organically, like most things in REM,” he says. By the end of that... More »

Burger King Marriage Spat a Twitter Blockbuster

'The Restaurant of Broken Dreams' in 140-word blurbs

(Newser) - A cup of Coke, a pile of fries ... and thou. It could have been a tender romantic interlude between a young married couple spotted at a Boston Burger King. Instead, it turned out to be a painful bitch-fest as husband and wife battled mighty ugly in front of a stunned... More »

REM: Behind the Breakup

'We're doing this for good reasons'

(Newser) - After 31 years, what makes a band decide to go separate ways ? For REM, it’s pretty simple. “We're happy. But we're done,” bassist Mike Mills tells Rolling Stone . Or, as singer Michael Stipe put it: “A wise man once said, ‘The skill... More »

Hugh Hefner's Wedding Canceled

Crystal Harris calls it off just days ahead of time

(Newser) - After much fanfare—including 300 Swarovski crystal-adorned wedding invitations—Hugh Hefner and playmate Crystal Harris won’t be getting married after all, People reports. The Playboy Mansion wedding was set for Saturday , but Harris canceled it today. “The split was a mutual decision and the two remain good friends,... More »

60% Remain Facebook Friends With Exes

And three in four at least Google them

(Newser) - The Internet—and Facebook in particular—is making it hard to break up and stay broken up, a new survey suggests. Nearly 60% of people stay Facebook friends with their exes after the split, and 74% admit to Googling them, the New York Post reports. One-third say they've had sex... More »

Time to Break Up? Online Service Can Do the Dumping

iDUMP4U charges $10 per breakup

(Newser) - There are few things more awkward than having the "It's not you, it's me" conversation. For those too nervous, chicken, or lazy to break up with their partner themselves, there's iDUMP4U , a website that does the dirty work for you—for a mere $10. For said fee, the man... More »

Can Facebook Predict Breakups? Don't Bet On It

Status updates might not be best data

(Newser) - A graphic attracting attention across the web purports to show when it's most common for couples to break up—based, of course, on Facebook status updates. By searching for the phrases "broken up" or "break up," it delivers supposed revelations. For one, we are collectively shrewd about... More »

UK Tab Must Pay for False Brangelina Split Story

Couple triumphs over News of the World

(Newser) - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have won a settlement from the News of the World after taking the British tabloid to court for publishing "false and intrusive allegations" that they were breaking up, E! reports . The paper reported the pair had met with a divorce lawyer in LA. The... More »

Harry, Chelsy Split Again

This time it's permanent, tabloid claims

(Newser) - It’s quits again—maybe for good this time—for Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy. The on-again off-again couple has been dating for six years, but broke up in 2007 and again last year . Now, “we’re finished,” Davy reportedly told friends, adding that she doesn’t want... More »

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