08/21/2013 02:28 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Breakup Excuses Translated Into What They REALLY Mean (PHOTO)

"It's not you, it's me." "We're at different points in our lives." "I love you, but I'm not in love with you."

We all know that the most effective breakup lines let the dumpee down gently. But what harsh truths are those polite, cliché breakup lines obscuring? Take a look at the guide below for a handy breakdown of what the most popular breakup lines really mean:

(H/T Imgur)

That's some real talk right there. Tell us what you think is the worst breakup excuse in the comments, then click through the slideshow below for 11 ridiculous real-life rationales.

11 Terrible Excuses For Dumping Someone

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