The Break Up!

Mar 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Question of the Week


We have the BEST question for you to answer this week!  We want you to be honest now…

What line from Edward’s ‘Break Up Speech’ would have been most hurtful to you?  Why?

And, at Kassie’s request we would also like to know the best break up lines you have dealt, or been dealt!

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190 Comments to “The Break Up!”

  1. Sidney says:

    You should never belive what a guy says. I’d had my heart broken before my newest ex came into my life. And I really bleived him. Until he broke my heart. “Nothing can tear us apart.” is what he told me once. Yeah nothing but your own friggen stupidity. I hate him! ok not really. But guys DOOO lie. I pry won’t belive one until college

  2. Sidney says:

    My boyfriend broke up with me over the phone. it sucked…haha ok I’m done. I’m just having a hard time with this….I really liked him. and I still like him;. I mean I see him everyday and I miss him. How is it possible to miss someone who is right in front of you?

  3. Yesi says:

    Hi, for me the line that struck the most was “Don’t worry. You’re human—your memory is no more than a sieve. Time heals all wounds for your kind”, it seemed really harsh and hurtful to say, it was like Edward was just letting her know that she is a weak pathetic human. Though we know its not the case and that he knew he needed to hurt her for her to let him go it brings a lot of questions at the same time, by saying this Edward is not saying that he stooped loving her but the contrary. he just said that time heals all wounds for your kind, not his. The breakup was one of the things I actually enjoyed of the whole Twilight saga, because it shows the human side of Edward and that he will do anything to protect her and let her live all the human experiences including breakups. And when they reunite in Volterra their love get nothing but stronger and lasting, and all love shouldnt be easy coming but something to grow and learn for it.

    Guys I love the podcast you girls make me laugh so hard and im always looking forward to the next podcast!

  4. laura says:

    “i’m going to leave, now, just like I should have in 1918.”

    i would sob!!

  5. Sandi says:

    “You’re not good for me, Bella.” He turned his earlier words around, and so I had no argument. How well I knew that I wasn’t good enough for him. NM page 70.

    There is nothing more hurtful than confirmation of your deepest insecurities. OUCH!!

    Sandi
    Dallas, TX

  6. Karo says:

    To me the most hurtful line would probably be the “You don’t want me?” – “no.” – line because Edward showed Bella how much she meant to him and he told her he loved her so many times. If a guy loved me like that and I loved him back like that, I guess we would become kinda dependant of each other and change our lives to make it “suitable” for the other, and now Bella did change her life because of Edward and he left her so she stood there left behind and she didn’t know what to do with her changed-for-edward-life if he was gone.
    At that point Bella must have thought “Why doesn’t he want me” or something like that and that kinda confirmed her weaknesses.
    So you have to add the pain of having been lied to (at least thats what edward acts like at that point), confirmation of your weaknesses and losing your one and only.
    that must have hurt. ow.

    Karo

  7. theoretically the whole thing would be horrible….i mean if i EVER had a boyfriend who happened to be a vampire- who just happened to be Edward Cullen(cough-sexy beast- cough) i would definitely be most hurt when he said “Well, I won’t forget. But my kind… we’re very easily distracted.” because its like he’s saying ~ ya know your great but i can find better things to do then sit around and babysit some girl who’s ALWAYS almost dieing ~ then when he goes on where hes kinda saying i don’t love you anymore my heart broke when i read the book so that, that would hurt WAY worse then having jasper eat me. which i wouldn’t exactly complain about either….theoretically that is.

  8. Ivy Cullen says:

    okay so the saddest line for me is part of the break up but Bella really hasn’t caught on yet, and after he left, and some parts in between:
    “when you say we-”
    ” i mean my family and myself” Each word separate and distinct.

    “You Promised! In Phoenix, you promised that you would stay-”
    “As l;long as that’s what best for you,’ he interrupted to correct me.
    “NO! This is about my soul, isn’t it?” I shouted, furious, the words exploding out of me-somehow it still sounded like a plea.

    There wa a light unnatural breeze. my eyes flashed open. the leaves on a small vine maple shuddered with the gentle wind of his passage.
    He was gone.

    Love, life, meaning…over.

    that really gets to me and how lonely and incredulous she is after her life just left her.

  9. Sarah Ray Wolfe says:

    “I promise that this will be the last time you’ll see me. I won’t come back… It will be as if I’d never existed.”

    i think that this line was the most powerful, and definately the most hurtful.

  10. Danderson94 says:

    the worst line most definetely is the one where he says “Your not good for me”, then bella says, “you dont want me?”, then he says, “no.”. That would sooooo KILL ME!!!!

    I have chosen not to get in relationships until im 18 just because i dont want to go though the “break-up” after effects like everyone else, so all i have to say is…………….

    ALL MY SINGLE LADIES, ALL MY SINGLE LADIES, PUT YOUR HANDS UP!!!!!!!
    LOL……
    it doesnt hurt to avoid those relationship stuff girls,………………when the hormones kick in like hell!, just kick them back and give them a punch or two LOL!

  11. Linda says:

    OMG! That is cruel question, just thinking about that part of the book my heart breaks :(
    But I agree with most the girls here, the worst part is where he says:
    ” I don’t want you to come with me.” – Edward
    “You…don’t…want me?”- Bella
    “No.”- Edward
    I cried sooooooo much, my husband thought I was going crazy…It was sooo hard to read, I couldn’t believe it.

    Sorry I don’t have any original lines for my own personal break ups, I always was honest to them…but it always hurts

  12. Andy says:

    Good question (I had to reread the break up to remember it.).

    “You’re not good for me, Bella.” – I mean, can you imagine if someone threw that at you when they were breaking up with you? Plus (from Bella’s point of view), Edward has just thrown Bella her greatest fear – the she isn’t good enough for The Edward…

    “Don’t do anything reckless or stupid.” – I mean, twist the knife, why don’t you!? I think it was made worse because Edward added, “I’m thinking of Charlie. He needs you.”

    Best/worse breakup – isn’t there people out there who break up with their partners and all because of Edward or Jacob? (I’m sure I read something online about a woman dumping a man, because he was nothing like “My Edward”. Now the film’s come out, the line will be “You’re nothing like my Rob/Taylor/Peter/Kellen/Jackson/[insert actor's name here].”)

  13. steph says:

    i couldnt stop crying the entire time and after. it was so sad seeing Bella like that. but the most hurtful had to have been when Edward said, “I don’t want you to come with me.” and bella says,”you…don’t…want me?” and he says, “no.” it’s just so so sooo heartbreaking!! I mean Bella’s just not able to comprehend all of this. But at least he thought he was protecting her by leaving (even though it hurt her more than anything) And I’m not a big Jacob fan so i did NOT enjoy that whole 400 hundred pages or so. I actually really wanted to skip that part, one of my friends actually did!

  14. Niko Taylor says:

    “It would be as if i didnt exist”
    that would probably hurt me the most. it would make me feel like the relationship was pointless and stupid. here are some that ive gotten
    “This isnt really working. i found someone else”

  15. Kim says:

    Hey guys! LOVE the podcast! Thinking back to the first time I read New Moon… I think I started crying at, “Bella, I don’t want you to come with me.” That would probly hurt the most. I cannot wait to see that scene in the film. It’s just so painful haveing someone tell you that they don’t love you. Even though we all know Edward does love her,a nd that she’s just to blind, to struck, to know that. So sad.
    Of course, Kassie, I will share with you my history of breakups in brief. My worst breakup was pretty bad. I was fourteen, and we were all about Facebook. He had his facebook status as “In a relationship with Kim Stevens” and I had mine the same, with his name. One summer day, I came home from my job at a local Vacation Bible School and saw that his status was “In a relationship with *example* Annie Smith.” I was devastated. Torn. My world had fallen apart. I wouldn’t leave my house, and my friends would call me to try and get me to go out. I wouldn’t. My friend Cassie finally got ticked enough that she called him and yelled at him. All this stuff ahppened, and he had cheated on me. The girl, an awesome girl who I still know today, hadn’t known that we were still together. The boy and I are still friends, and the girl is another good friend of mine. But that was the worst. I read Twilight tho, and everything was coming up roses again.
    I once went out with my best friend. Big mistake. I was suffering. I love this kid *example name* Ryan to death. But as a friend. I suffered for 2 weeks,a nd then finally walked up to him and said, “I’m breaking up with you.” and he said, “Let’s be best friends.” And we are.
    Well, that’s it for my sermon. Love the cast, and you guys!
    Kim

  16. Mimi Lautner says:

    I think the most hurtful would be when he says “Bella, I don’t want you to come with me.”
    That line would have killed me.
    To have the love of your whole existance tell you he didn’t want you anymore, I would simply die.
    It’s that simple. It would have been too much for me.

  17. Angie says:

    The worst part in my opinion was
    “Of course, I’ll always love you… “
    I’m sorry but I wanted to reach into the book and punch Edward in his stupid face! You don’t go from
    Bella – “You… don’t… want me?”
    Edward – “No”
    To OH but I will always love you! If you are going to break someone’s heart do it like a man and don’t give her false hope. I may be over identifying a bit lol.
    So to the second question what was my worst breakup line someone told me?
    I dated this oh too attractive guy, who KNEW he was oh too attractive (my first mistake). We dated for about 6 months, I was supposed to move out of state and live with a friend, just cause no big reason. But I decided to try and make it work with this guy. He goes to visit his old hometown one weekend then never calls. After week and a lot of unreturned messages I drove over to his house to confront him. He tells me he saw his ex, he is still in love with her and he can’t be with me. When I start crying he says- “I’m so sorry, I feel like I am falling for you too but I just can’t get over her. It sucks because I know you are so much better for me then she is.” WHAT THE HECK!? So I threw his jacket I had brought over to return to him in his face and stormed out, then the next week moved a good 9 hr drive away to LA, LOL. On a lighter note thanks to him being a jerk I met a good guy who I have been with for 4 years, I really should go thank him someday, I believe he got dumped by his ex again then dated some other girl and pulled the same line on her. =P

  18. Angie says:

    Random note because I kept reading after I looked up the line.
    When he tells her that he didn’t let Alice say goodbye because a ‘clean break’ would be better for her made me so mad and sad. It was so unfair to both Alice and Bella, they were friends and he didn’t even let them say goodbye. Recently my Brother broke up with his Girlfriend that I became very close with, we cried on the phone together and said goodbye, I got to tell her how sad I was that we wouldn’t become sisters and she knows despite my brothers feelings I still care for her. I would feel horrible if I was never aloud to have that moment with her.

  19. Stacey says:

    You did it! You are evil! You made me re-read the breakup! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!
    I’ve read all of the books 3 or more times. But I’ve only read the breakup once. I tried to do it again, but I get that nauseated feeling like when it’s for real. So thanks very much, B*#@CH! Jk of course. But…

    There are 2 lines that are killers: “I’ll always love you…in a way.” and “It will be as if I’d never existed.” I can feel the knives in my heart from these lines.

    Of course, I’ve related to Bella because I always felt as if I didn’t deserve to be with whoever it was (insert ex-bf/ex-husband name here.) I am 37 and have a few breakups under my belt. The worst was sitting in a therapist office with my ex who I lived with for 4 years (I was 23), and him telling me that he’s sleeping with my close friend. But here’s the kicker, I asked if he was in love with her. His response, simply, “Yes.” That’s the stuff that sticks to your bones.

    Side note (aka happy ending): The above mentioned ex-bf went to prison because he’s an idiot. The above mentioned ex-friend of mine, who he proposed to right after he told me they were together, cheated on him with his attorney while he was incarcerated! Bwahahahaha! Karma is truly a B*#@CH!

    I also found my “Jacob.” He’s not the guy that I felt that chemical connection to like Bella for Edward. He is my best friend. He knows me & I know him. There’s no shame is dating your best friend.

  20. ashleycullen says:

    Edward: Bella, i dont want you to come with me
    Bella: You…dont…want me?
    Edward: No

    I thought that was so sad!

    Edward: Youre not good for me Bella.

    But the thing that hit me the hardest was this

    Edward: And I’ll make you a promise in return. I promise that this will be the last time you’ll see me. I wont come back. I wont put you through anything like this again. you can go on with your life without anymore interference from me. It will be as if i’d never existed.

  21. well the whole gosh dang thing. it mad me cry like a baby!!
    my mom came in my room and asked me why i was crying and asked me if my and my man broke up i said no i was just reading Bella and Edwards break up. and she said Natalie get over it it’s just a book. and i said ” Mom its not just a book it is the twilight series you get over it
    hahahahahahahahahaa!!!!!!!!!
    but i love your podcast

  22. Lola says:

    I think I would be most hurt by when he says that he doesn’t want her anymore if that was me I would have burst into tears right then. I also think that it was a horrible when Edward said it will be as if i didn’t exist. BTW luv the podcast.

  23. Jess says:

    I think that it wasn’t only the words that really would’ve hurt, but if I had to choose one line, it would probably be this one:
    “You’re not good for me, Bella.” pg 70. Usually, as you said in the last podcast, it’d be “It’s not you, it’s me.” And instead of saying that, Edward’s almost saying the opposite. “It’s not me, it’s you.” And not to mention Bella’s already low self esteem and self-doubt. It makes her feel like it’s her fault, or at least that’s how I would feel. The other thing that really would have got to me was how serious his expression was, and how he had made himself look completely honest, and almost uncaring. Don’t get me wrong, I love Edward, but that would have upset me, seeing someone you love so dearly look at you like that. Like you were nothing to them. And that’s about when I started crying LOL

    I don’t really have any of my own good break-up stories. But I remember reading on some site a while ago, where this guy was blogging, and he had just been dumped by his girlfriend. Apparently, she was holding Twilight, and told him he wasn’t enough like Edward, and therefore was not good enough for her. Haha, I can’t imagine what that guy must’ve been thinking when she told him that.

    Anyways, love the podcast!

  24. Elif says:

    He smiled gently… ” Don’t worry. You’re human-your memory is no more than a sieve. Time heals all wounds for your kind”

    “And your memories”?

    “Well, “- he hesitated for a short second- “I wont forget. But MY kind,….. we’r easily distracted.” He smiled , the smile was tranquil and it did not touch his eyes.

    ” Goodbye, Bella” he said in a quit, peaceful voice.

    I think that these were Edward’s most hurtful words towards Bella. When i read this part , I tried to picture myself in Bella’s place and tried to feel what she felt. Sadness, despair, your whole world crashing down and your love leaving.
    But the most hurtful part was when he said “Goodbye Bella” . Those last words were the ones that crushed Bella’s heart for the last time and then he was gone…… I was actually crying through the whole break up scene and picturing myself in Bella’s place actually made it worse.

    -Elif-

  25. Shelby Whitlock says:

    Bella: “You… don’t want me?”
    Edward: “No”

    Definitley the most heartbreaking break-up line out there. The whole “let’s just be friends” line has nothing on this!

  26. nicole.ann. says:

    The line from Edward’s speech that would have hurt me the most is…

    “I won’t forget. But my kind… we’re very easily distracted.”

    Because that line would have totally, and completely annoyed
    the everliving crap out of me.

    Or possibly:

    “My world is not for you”
    “What happened with Jasper-that was nothing, Edward! Nothing!”
    “You’re right,” he agreed. “It was exactly what was to be expected.”

    When I read New Moon the first time, I skipped A LOT of the book, mainly because Bella was just so depressing.
    She just keeps going on and on and on about losing Edward and her Edward-hallucinations.
    And then she’s all like, Jacob completes me! and stuff.
    I was just really annoyed, I mean like, half the book is Bella moping around, then being happy with Jacob, then moping AGAIN because Jacob is a werewolf, excuse me, ”shape-shifter” And then she goes to Jacob, and she is not as empty. But then she’s all, ”I’m gonna die”, because of Victoria. Then she throws herself off a cliff, TO SEE AN EDWARD HALLUCINATION?!?! Because her life just cannot go on without seeing her imaginary friend.
    The excitement in the book doesn’t really begin until Alice comes back.

    Now, don’t get me wrong, I ♥ the Twilight Saga, but New Moon is definitely my least favorite book.
    I didn’t cry like most people did when they read it,
    not sure why.
    But when I read it the second time,
    a couple little tears slipped out,
    unintentionally and involuntarily.
    lol.

    Time for Break-Up lines used on me!

    None of these hurt me or really got to me,
    when I heard them, I laughed,
    Because these are the craziest and most outrageous excuses ever.
    Such As Follows:
    “You’re too short.”
    “You’re too smart for me.”
    “It just won’t work out”
    “You are going to cheat on me.”
    “I never liked you in the first place.”
    “You’re friends paid me to do it.”
    “I’m out of your league anyway.”
    “You are too wild for me.”
    And the oh-so-famous:
    “It’s not you, it’s me.”
    “We can still be friends.”

    Love the podcast
    You two are hilarious
    Can’t wait to hear next week’s

  27. nicole.ann. says:

    WOW. I wrote quite a bit.
    I’m impressed.

  28. Samantha says:

    Okay, this is tough. but im gonna have to say the part where edward says “you’re no good for me, bella” is horrible. at that part i completely gasped and started to cry, because i mean COME ON they were in LOVE. and the fact that edward is saying that SHE is no good for HIM just means that everything that happened between the two of them is thrown away.
    Also, the all time most depressing part of new moon, is where bella says “you… don’t… want me?” and edward says “no.” its THE WORST. it threw a knife in my heart when he said that, i was actually crying alone, in my bed, at midnight. so sad. everything, absolutely everything, all the times that edward said “i love you bella” was all thrown away at that point. it was obviously very well written though, so props to stepenie lol
    love the podcast!

  29. fally wally says:

    “I would be as if i never existed” I mean when your a girl (and all girls want attention) thats the one thing you don’t want your true love or boyfriend or something like that to say that to you (and i know this even though I’ve never had a boyfriend). All girls have needs and Bella was just demanding everything from the Cullens and when they won’t exist it would be horrible.

  30. Caitlin says:

    Umm when Edward says he dosen’t want Bella anymore. That made me cry and after that part when the pages just had the months written on them. I cried so hard!!

  31. Elizabeth Cullen says:

    HEY GIRLIES!!!!!! oh I’ve missed you two soo friggin’ much!! I’m soo ready for summer vacation, I’ve been ready since thanksgiving break, let’s go!!! great question btw ;)

    Honestly, Edward saying “No,” to Bella’s question (“You don’t want me?”) hit me the hardest. That one syllable struck a nerve in my heart and I felt Bella’s pain. I, like, cried for her. Imagine it, the boy you’ve fallen so hard for just decides he’s tired of you. I know the old saying goes “The worst he/she can say is ‘NO’,” and this was the absolute worst. And then those simple four (or so) pages when all that is typed are the months passing by. It’s like, Bella’s life is over, her reason is gone. She is gone. I’ve felt heartache like her’s, not that intense of course, but at the time it felt like my world was falling apart. It’s that stupid ‘No’ that gets me every time, ya know?

    Thanx again, love you both and everything you do

    Liz

  32. booklvr/twilightspaz says:

    “IT OULD BE LIKE I NEVER EXISTED” AND “Y DONT WORRY, YOUR HUMAN- YOUR MIND IS NO MORE THAN A SIEVE, TIME HEALS ALL WOUNDS FOR YOUR KIND” ALSO WHEN EDWARD SAYS THAT HIS KIND IS EASLIY DISTRACTED. THE FIRST TIME THAT I READ THAT PART IT, I ADMIT I GOT TEARY EYED. THEN I READ THE BOOK FOR THE SECOND AND THIRD TIME, AND LET ME SAY THAT I GOT A ACHE IN MY HEART THAT I FELT ALL THROUGHOUT MY BODY AND I CRIED. I CAN EASLIY UNDERSTAND BELLA’S RESPONSE TO LOSING HER ONLY LOVE AND THE ONLY PERSON THAT SHE THINKS THAT LOVES HER AS PASSIONATELY BACK AS SHE LOVES HIM. WHEN BELLA ASKS IF EDWARD WANTS HER AND HE SAYS”NO” I FELT HIS RESPONSE ALL OVER MY BODY ALSO. IF I WERE BELLA, I WOULD FEEL AS IF THERE WAS NO HOPE FOR ME (WHICH OBVIOUSLY SHE DOES FEEL THAT WAY). FOR ME, WHEN MY EX BOYFRIEND BROKE UP WITH (HE WENT HOME WITH ANOTHER GIRL AFTER LEAVING A BAR), I AUTOMATICALLY FELT WHAT DID I DO WRONG AND WHAT CAN I DO TO FIX IT AND HOW CAN I GET HIM BACK. WHEN NONE OF THOSE THINGS BECAME A REALITY FOR ME, I SOMEWHAT WITHDREW FROM FRIENDS AND STARTED TO BE SOMEWHAT LIKE BELLA (NOT SO EXTREME) . IT WASNT UNTIL A GOOD GUY FRIEND (LIKE jACAOB) TOLD ME THAT IT WASNT MY FAULT AND THROUGH JUST HIS FRIENDSHIP HE WAS ABLE TO MAKE ME SEE THAT I COULD BE OK WITHOUT HIM (EX). IN ALOT OF WAYS MY FRIEND WAS JACOB AND EVEN AFTER I STARTED TO DATE SOMEONE ELSE HE STILL WAS A GREAT FRIEND, BUT MADE NO QUALMS IN THE FACT THAT IF I EVER DROPPED THE NEW PERSON THAT I WAS SEEING (NOW MY HUSBAND) THAT HE WOULD BE THERE WAITNG FOR ME AND THAT WE COULD BE MORE THAN FRIENDS.

  33. lexi moyer says:

    i lovelovelove the podcasts!
    i havent been dealt a breakup line nor dealt one out, so im useless in that part of the question

    the entire, like, breakup speech bothered me badly, but there are threee lines that would hurt the worst.
    i honestly think the first thing he says : “come with a walk with me.” (67) would have hurted me worse
    in the long run, if i was bella she would be oblivious to almost anything and would’ve thought they were
    going for a run because they both love to. But later on, when he was gone i think i would’ve been mad
    at myself for not noticing that he was ready to break up with me. i would end up kicking myself for it later
    on.what also would’ve bothered me is “I’m no good for you, bella” (69) because it was exactly what bella
    was thinking the entire duration of thier relationship, and it would hit a sore spot for me. And finally what
    would bother me the most i think is “bella, i dont want you to come with me.” (69) simply because it’s
    described as “when he finally looked up, his eyes were different, harder – like the liquid gold has frozen
    solid.”(69) I would’ve realized then that he was a completely different person and that the familiarity that
    i had grown to absolutely adore would have been completely erased.

  34. Ally says:

    There is two lines that really hurt me. The one where he says he doesn’t care about Bella and
    “IT WILL BE AS IF I NEVER EXISTED.”

    Yeah, that line really hurt because that would hurt if someone human, would break up with you saying that line. God, yeah it hurt a lot to read it, putting myself into the book (yes I do that) I could feel the pain that Bella was feeling.
    I have never been broken up with; I’ve never had a boyfriend before becuase I’m an intimidating person (I get competitive in gym, I have really high grades, and I read). So yeah.

    Love the show girls! Keep up the awesome job!
    ~Ally

  35. Meggie says:

    The worst part of the break up speech for me would’ve been “We’re leaving,” and then when he says Bella can’t come with them. Then when she says “You don’t want me?” and he says “No.”

    The worst break up lines I’ve been given is the famous “It’s not you, it’s me,”

    Also my friend got me to help her break up with her bf with the “Don’t make me snap my fingers in a Z formation” dance. It was pretty hilarious and he deserved it for cheating on her. :D

  36. Kali says:

    I knew when Edward broke up with her it was fake, but come on Edward! I actually kept flipping the pages, checking for his name, hoping he would be back. The line that really got to me was when Bella asked:“You…don’t…want me?”
    and Edward said:“No.” Like she already knew she already had her doubts that he really liked her, and frankly that would destroy me, if someone said that to me. But what i don’t get is, if he’s not going to live with her in his life….why should he care if she was dead? I spead through this book because I wanted Edward back.

    Can’t Wait ‘Till The Movie-

    XoXo-Kali

  37. Kali says:

    Oh and for break up lines, well I’ve always been the dumper so yeah, but my friend has a really funny one.
    One of her ex-boyfriend’s friends came up to her and said: Mark has something to say to you. Then Mark said: Not here! And when her friend went on facebook that night, he broke up with her and said: We can still be friends. What a loser.

    -Oh, and i was reading the break-up in school, so i couldnt cry, but it was really hard to hold back the tears!

  38. Jessica says:

    Hi guys! love the podcast.

    The first part is definitley “Bella, I don’t want you to come with me” I mean I understand the whole clean break theory but this is just plain creul.
    Then “Your not good for me Bella” part just breaks my heart. I know its not just Bella and me who would find this a huge blow any girl would if they were being honest. I would also like to mention that at this point I would have one of my famous hissy fits because my first reaction to somthing like that is anger. (Actually when I finished this chapter I threw the book against a wall and swore a little,.. but picked it back up ten minutes later.)
    The part that really gets me crying is the “It’ll be like I never existed” part. I mean you can’t just break a girls heart you have to smash all of the good memories too?
    Then when I saw the whole “NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY,” part really freaked me out. The movie version is gonna be awful because Edwards hardly and because of this scene in it although its a beautifly written story.

  39. Lisa says:

    It will be as if I never existed…

  40. Becca Jones says:

    to be honest. i think that its one of these two:
    edward; you’re not good for me, bella

    edward: i promise that this will be the last time you’ll see me. i won’t come back. i won’t put you through anything like this again. you can go on with your life without any more interference from me. it will be as if i’d never existed

    but i don’t think its his words that would have hurt me the most.
    it’s his actions. he doesn’t seem bothered that they’re breaking up and that she is crying…
    he doesn’t seem to have considered her feelings at all.

    but the worst break up line i think is… “its not you, its me”
    and if someone finishes you via text. :@

    anyways love you guys
    Becca
    xxx

  41. Holly says:

    The part that gets me the most is when Bella says
    “You don’t want me?” and Edward just says “No.”
    That bit sets me off crying every time…………………..*sniffle*
    X

  42. maggie says:

    first was when she says “you dont want me?” and he says “no” AND then wen he says “…i convinced her that a clean break would be better for you”
    reading this i felt like edward was breaking up with me! ahah
    i was balling and was like “edward no dont do this! i love you!!!” ahaha. this is the worst because she nearly escaped death! and hes just gonna leave her after drawing her in. its like giving teasing a dog with a dog biscutt! ”u want this? ha! to bad you cant have it!!’ its horriable. aha
    the worst one ive been told was
    “i just stopped loving you” O: this hurt i was still loving him i still cared and he didnt! xD haha thats fine i ended up with some better!

  43. Taylor says:

    I think it would probably be when Edward say that he never doesnt want her anymore. because if i were her i would think what did i do wrong

  44. Wendy says:

    My first reaction to this question was “It will be as if I never existed”, and I think that’s because it’s the line that haunts Bella throughout most of the book. However, after re-reading this scene, I think I’d lean toward “We won’t bother you again”. To take their relationship, this “perfect union”, this once in a lifetime, “I’ve waited 90 years for you” love, and reduce it to a “bother”? That he could consider the love of his life as somthing so small, so insignificant, so unimportant…..That stings!

    As far as break up stories go, I still think one of the worst was when Matt Damon announced he was single on the Oprah Winfrey show…much to the chagrin of his then girlfriend Minnie Driver. I love you Matt, but that was just wrong!

  45. Nikki says:

    When he says he doesn’t want her. I was actually surprised that he was able to say all of those things especially since he’s never loved a girl more than he love’s her. He had the right intentions but still it almost kills both of them.

  46. Julia C says:

    The actual break up itself was not the most hurtful part to me of Edward leaving. When I read scene where he leaves, I started crying a little with small tears running down my cheeks, but when Bella returns and finds all of her stuff missing, that was when I started bawling. The line in the break up that describes that would be “It will be as if I never existed”. I thought the fact that she didn’t have anything but her own memories to remember was the saddest thing about it. Now I’m about to cry just writing about it. Actually. When she first saw the cd missing, I let out a sob, when she flipped open the photo album and the pictures were missing, I really began crying, but when she read the caption below, I could barely breathe anymore because it hit me so hard. That was the most emotional part of the break up for me.

  47. Desiree Olmos says:

    “it will be as if id never excisted”
    ugh!!!!!!! i hate those words.the break up
    mad me just throw my book to the floor.
    honestly, and the fact that he just left her
    there in the woods, crying, alone, cold. CRUEL!!!!
    the worst break-up ive had to go through was
    probably when he had to move away:(

  48. alex cullen says:

    the part where he says your no good for me after he said that hes no good for her so that she couldnt say anything. then where he promises her that itll be the last time he sees her. and then the part where he tells her that hell just be distracted to forget her.

  49. Erica says:

    On page 70, Edward says, “Because I’m … tired of pretending to be something I’m not, Bella.”

    If I was Bella, this somewhat simple statement would have been the most painful for me to hear. This one sentence is loaded with so many different possible meanings. And, being a girl, I know that I would dissect the sentence over and over again in order to try and define each and every one of those meanings. And I think that it’s safe to assume that Bella would as well. But, basically, this statement eludes to the fact that Edward’s feelings for Bella were never what he made them out to be. It can be interpreted as meaning that everything that he had shown Bella that he was was actually all an act. He had fooled her … played her … led her on to believe that he was someone who loved her more than his entire existence when those feelings weren’t real.

    He follows that statement by saying, “I am not human.” So what does that mean? That only humans could experience those feelings of true love? That, because he isn’t human, it really was all an act? Then he says, “I’ve let this go on much too long, and I’m sorry for that.” So, his actions were all part of a game? A game that he enjoyed playing so much that he didn’t care how deep he let Bella fall for it? But now he felt bad about it?

    Now, obviously we know that all of his words were lies that he said in order to try and force Bella to believe that he truly didn’t want to be with her … only so that she wouldn’t try to follow him. He didn’t want her to want him to come back. He wanted a clean break from her so that she would be able to move on with her life, knowing full well that he would never be able to. We know that Bella really had become the reason for his existence, but he wanted her to think the opposite. Regardless, at the time that she was listening to his speech, I would think that this statement would be the most difficult for her to hear.

    Great Podcast, girls! I never get tired of listening to it. I wish you could do a new one every day so that I’d have a new one to listen to every morning. :) Keep up the good work!

  50. Ainsley says:

    “It would be as if i didn’t exist”
    My heart broke and than Edward ran away with it.
    That part i just was shocked and hurt at the same time. I wouldn’t want edward to not exist! i want him to very much exist very very much.

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