Like a bad haircuts, there's no good time for heartbreak to happen. And yet, like a bad haircut, after a while, you'll see growth. What can we say, breakups suck. And these Valentine's Day breakup stories are borderline soul-crushing. When seemingly everyone on the planet is taking sexy baths with their sweeties and feeding each other heart-shaped candies, calling it quits on Cupid's birthday can really rub some vanilla scented bath salts into a freshly broken heart.
No matter your romantic status, Valentine's Day is hard to escape. From the aisles of CVS to the V-Day inspired drink menus at your favorite neighborhood haunts — everything seems to be pink, glittery, and made for two. The pain from a Valentine's breakups can feel impossible to handle and never-ending. Yet, thanks to single-girl icons like the queen, Ariana Grande, for every conversation heart that says "ILY" there are two more that read "thank u, next."
If you're looking for the light between the broken heart emojis and dried up roses that surround your V-Day breakup, look no further.
These fiveValentine's Day breakup stories will remind you that even after a V-Day breakup, you are never alone — and it will get better.