The act of breaking up; disintegration or division (noun)
The termination of a romantic or sexual relationship (noun)
A loss of emotional control; a breakdown (noun)
Examples of word breakup
He has a song called "Flirted With You All My Life," which he described as his breakup song with death, the song about flirting with death and then deciding death, I'm not ready.
I'm just saying that they exist so I can say that the breakup is far from a surprise, and in some ways it feels like a relief - not because I don't care for her, but because it has not * felt* like a relationship in quite some time, so now at least the cognitive dissonance of calling it something it's not no longer exists.
She called the breakup amicable and said that they planned to continue raising their two young children together.
One you get to that point, you can start seeing how the Melfi breakup is integral to the final scene.
If you have a happy couple lurking around somewhere, they must end in breakup or death because OMG that's drama.