Let's face it …
Nobody likes to be dumped. Especially when you're madly in love with your partner, and had no idea whatever the relationship was in any trouble.
Not only do you have to get through the inevitable feelings of loss and disappointment, but you'll also have the cope with feelings of rejection, and sometimes even humiliation.
What are you going to tell people when they ask why the relationship ended? Can you face admitting you were dumped, or will you make up a story to save face?
While we all hate the idea of being dumped by a lover, most of us would "Get over it" in the end, and could move on with our lives left with nothing more than a slightly bruised ego.
For some however, swallowing the bitter pill of rejection is just too much to take, and as you're about to find out can push some people over the emotional edge.
You're about to see what happens when "Dumpees Go Wild!"
The Ultimate Humiliation
In years gone by, seeing a woman throwing her ex's belongings from an upstairs window would have considered shocking, but that's nothing compared to the length jilted lovers will go to today to show their partners how unhappy they are with their decision to end the relationship .
Down in southern Texas a few years ago, a dental surgeon came home to find a note from his fiancée telling him she'd left him, and had moved out to live with her sister downtown.
He raced off in his Hummer to try and talk his lady round, but when he arrived at her sister's house he got the news that would tip him over the edge.
His fiancée was not going to be living there at all. She'd instead moved a few blocks down the street to make home with her new lover, a 60 year old truck driver!
He decided to pay his ex and her new man a visit, but instead of using the front door, he violated his Hummer straight through the front window of the house, and into the shocked couple's living room!
Of course he was arrested, but I think he made his point.
Last year saw a controversial story of revenge hit the headlines when a man jilted by his woman paid for a huge billboard to be put up near their home in New Mexico, claiming his ex girlfriend had had an abortion, not a miscarriage as she'd claimed.
While the truth behind that story remains a mystery, it's not the first time dumpees have used billboard advertising to embarrass those who dared dump them.
A couple of years ago over in the UK a woman plastered her local town with adverts with a picture of her ex-boyfriend and the text, "Ladies, this man is a cheat and he's rubbish in bed!"
Although the adverts were dropped down within the week, I think it's fair to say her ex would have been recognized on more than one occasion.
Do Women Do It Best?
When it comes to wild dumpees getting virgin revenge, guys do some pretty extreme things to make their point, but in 2006 a 23 year old from New York went as extreme as you can get. Punishing her boyfriend for cheating and planning to leave her by slicing off his genitals, only to find out his infidelity was a lie!
It was late winter, and while out at a Christmas party Jenny was cornered by one of her boyfriend's so-called "friends".
This friend proceeded to tell Jenny how he spotted her man out with different women, and had overheard him telling someone he planned on leaving her in the New Year. It was later discovered the guy had made up the story in a bid to split the couple up. He had a crush on Jenny and wanted to come across as the knight in shining armor.
Heartbroken, and slightly the worse for wear after a number of vodkas, Jenny charged out of the bar in tears and made straight for home, where her unwitting boyfriend lay sleep.
It was only on feeling the shooting pain of a cold metal blade across his manhood that he woke up to Jenny's uncontrollable screams. It was suggested he actually got away with deep lacerations, and some minor tissue damage. Thank goodness he was not a deep sleeper!
It's not known how much truth there is in the story, or whether it's just a myth to scare men from being tempted by the fruit of another.
One thing's for sure, in a world where dumpees will go to extremes to get their revenge, you should think very carefully before you decide to dump your other half.
Is the relationship really that bad?
Could your problems be sorted out with better communication?
If you think the time really has come to end your relationship then our very serious advice is to be completely honest and open with your partner about your feelings. Let them down gently, and do everything in your power to ensure their pride is not too poorly damaged.
Do the dirty on them and you could find your face plastered all over town, or even worse you'll be calling in the builders to replace the front wall of your house!