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10 TV Breakups That Were Healthy And Mature (& 10 That Were The Dumbest)

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Some TV couples look so dreamy that we almost get into believing that they would last forever. However, we get something least expected, their breakups. After becoming emotionally invested in the fictional love lives of characters, it’s heartbreaking to see the couples that you were rooting for decide to part ways.

However, there are certain TV breakups that are the picture of maturity, whereas others make you want to throw your TV off the window. Here are some of the best and worst TV breakups of all time

1. Mature: Alexis and Ted on Schitt’s Creek (Season 6, Episode 8, “The Presidential Suite”)

Alexis says she can't move with Ted, and he says he wouldn't let her anyways, since she's building something special and he's proud of her. They both say they love and are grateful to each other

Alexis and Ted’s split was a shock to many viewers. Their breakup could have been really painful but they handled it so well.

2. Not so mature: Ross and Rachel on Friends (Season 3, Episode 15, “The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break”)

Ross says he's tired of having a relationship with Rachel's answering machine and then asks if this is about Mark. Rachel says she can't keep having this fight

A “break” is definitely a type of breakup. However, that still doesn’t excuse Ross’s sleeping with another woman. That was clearly a sign that he didn’t see a future with Rachel.

3. Mature: Brooke and Lucas on One Tree Hill (Season 4, Episode 1, “The Same Deep Water as You”)

Brooke says it's not about Peyton, and she will always love Lucas but they go days without a meaningful conversation and she used to miss him when that happened, but it never seemed like he missed her, so she stopped missing him

Brooke knew what she wanted to say, and instead of making it about Peyton, she made it about the way she felt in their relationship and that’s just beautiful.

4. Not so mature: Cece and Schmidt on New Girl (Season 1, Episode 24, “See Ya”)

Cece realizes Schmidt went through her phone, and says it's not okay and this relationship is about trust. Schmidt asks how he's supposed to trust her when she slept with him

it was infuriating to see Schmidt insult Cece and himself at the same time. He had no right to accuse Cece of something when it was really his own lack of self-confidence that was the problem.

5. Mature: Scott and Allison on Teen Wolf (Season 2, Episode 12, “Master Plan”)

Scott says it's okay that Allison is breaking up with him since he knows they'll be together one day, and Allison tells him she can't ask him to wait for her, and that there's no such thing as fate, but Scott says there's no such thing as werewolves

Scott acted like a gentleman when he learned that Allison needed time apart and gave her all the space she needed, even if he didn’t want to spend time apart himself.

6. Not so mature: Bonnie and Jeremy on The Vampire Diaries (Season 3, Episode 7: “Ghost World”)

Jeremy says he owes Bonnie an explanation, but Bonnie won't let him explain. She says Matt let go of his sister before Jeremy let go of Anna, then says Jeremy shouldn't make her listen to him explain himself. Jeremy apologizes, but Bonnie tells him to go

Bonnie was all mature in handling her breakup but Jeremy was a jerk in cheating on Bonnie with a literal ghost and never telling her about it until after the whole thing was over.

7. Mature: Dre and Bow from Black-ish (Season 4, Episode 21, “Blue Valentime”)

Bow says they should take a break, and Dre agrees. As he leaves, he asks how they got there, and Bow says she doesn't know

You can really feel the pain and the love and the heartbreak and the confusion, and it’s both more mature and effective than watching Dre an Bow fight again.

8. Not so mature: Mutt and Alexis on Schitt’s Creek (Season 2, Episode 6, “Moira vs. Town Council”)

Alexis says they need to make adjustments, like her talking less and him talking more. Mutt asks if she's willing to do that, and she asks if he is. Neither respond and they both look down

Matt and Alexis’ relationship was doomed to end, given their differences in communication styles, and neither should’ve had to change who they were to stay together.

9. Mature: Vanya and Sissy on The Umbrella Academy (Season 2, Episode 10, “The End of Something”)

Sissy thanks Vanya for helping her feel alive and hopeful and free, then says she's going to California and can't put her son in any more danger. Vanya tells her to go and have a wonderful life

Vanya and Sissy’s break up taught us that no one should ever compromise their own safety for a relationship or ever leave behind their entire life and family for it.

10. Not so mature: Damon and Elena on The Vampire Diaries (Season 5, Episode 16, “While You Were Sleeping”)

Elena yells at Damon for putting her in a position where she has to defend him and bend her morals again, because she loves him, and Damon says she should stop loving him, but Elena says she can't

Damon and Elena argued about how their last breakup caused Damon to go on a killing spree and kill Elena’s friend, and agree that they should break up, but they end up sleeping together again anyway.

11. Mature: Nick and Jess on New Girl (Season 3, Episode 20, “Mars Landing”)

Nick and Jess say they miss when they were just friends and didn't have to change for each other, and Jess says maybe them loving each other is all they have in common

Nick and Jess were smart enough to realize that their friendship was healthier and better than their relationship, and went back to being friends. Both of them put their time and effort into it

12. Not so mature: Riley and Buffy on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Season 5, Episode 10, “Into the Woods”)

Buffy tries to leave and says she won't take the blame for this. Riley grabs her and then asks her to hit him when she tries to get him to stop. She walks away and Riley tells her he's leaving unless she gives him a reason to stay

Riley was awful, and so was this breakup. Riley did not deserve a proper goodbye for what he did to Buffy, and it’s great that he didn’t get one

13. Mature: Drew and Amy on Parenthood (Season 5, Episode 15, “Just Like at Home”)

Drew reminds Amy he can call her for anything and they share a final kiss before he drops her off at her house and says goodbye

Drew realized that the relationship wasn’t healthy, and Amy eventually understood that she couldn’t hide from her problems forever.

14. Not so mature: Alex and Jo on Grey’s Anatomy (Season 16, Episode 16, “Leave a Light On”)

Alex leaves Jo a note saying he's in love with Izzie and has left to raise his children with her

Due to Justin Chambers’ exit form the show, the makers gave an erratic turn to his character Alex. They simply left a note for Jo saying that Alex has left her to go raise their children.

15. Mature: Logan and Veronica on Veronica Mars (Season 3, Episode 9, “Spit & Eggs”)

Logan says they can either take a "tough, but survivable amount of pain now" or stay together and deal with unbearable pain later" so he votes for the pain now

Logan and Veronica’s relationship wasn’t healthy for either of them. It helped them have a more mature relationship when they eventually got back together years later.

16. Not so mature: Rory and Dean on Gilmore Girls (Season 1, Episode 16, “Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers”)

Rory doesn't say "I love you" back to Dean and he mockingly suggests she go home and discuss it with her mom over a pro-con list

Who on Earth builds their high school girlfriend a car for their three-month anniversary, professes their love, and then dumps her?

17. Mature: Samantha and Richard on Sex and the City (Season 5, Episode 3, “Luck Be an Old Lady”)

Samantha realizes she can't trust Richard and breaks it off, "I love you Richard, but I love me more"

Samantha choosing herself and her own happiness was the best possible thing that could happen after Richard cheated on her.

18. Not so mature: Ted and Victoria on How I Met Your Mother (Season 1, Episode 18, “Nothing Good Happens After 2 A.M.”)

Ted says it's a moral gray area to not wait to sleep with Robin until after he break ups with Victoria, but he's in love with Robin so it's okay

Ted trying to justify his cheating by saying that Robin was “the one” just summed up how insufferable he was as a character.

19. Mature: Lola and Miles on Degrassi: Next Class (Season 3, Episode 6, “#ThatFeelingWhen”)

Lola persuades Miles not to quit the play because he still needs it, he says he doesn't trust anyone to replace her role, they agree to still work together

Lola understood the complexity of the situation and never once pressured Miles to leave Tristan for her, and Miles made it clear how much he still cared about her even if they couldn’t be together.

20. Not so mature: Kelly and Ryan on The Office (Season 4, Episode 2, “Dunder Mifflin Infinity”)

Ryan confronts Kelly for lying about being pregnant, she says she doesn't see what the big deal is

Let’s be honest — we’ve probably all had an awful on-and-off relationship like Ryan and Kelly’s at some point (though hopefully not this terrible).


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Source: BuzzFeed

Written by Muneer

Muneer is an Indian writer at FandomWire who plans to visit all countries in this world to eat the food on their streets. Obsessed with joggers, he sings and plays the strings too.