What's the worst way you have ever broken up with someone? Or, what's the worst way someone has ever broken up with you?
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She broke up with me, by telling some mutual friends that I raped her. It was completely untrue, but they believed her. Naturally, she never went to the police or anything like that. Never filed a complaint or anything. Just told some friends of hers. But it terrified me that a persons reputation could be ruined so spectacularly by one spiteful person and one baseless accusation. It's literally the sort of accusation against which there is no defence. Except that those who really know you, might stand by you.
The crime itself is so hideous in our society (and rightfully so) that there is an automatic instinct to side with the girl. Especially when it is so hard to prove in a court of law anyway. It means that in the court of public opinion, the guy is generally guilty till proven innocent. It took years before people who had taken her side and believed the worst about me, came to realize what a pathological liar she was. Still, the damage had been done.
Without doubt, the worst break up I've had, and hope I ever have.1