Some TV couples shouldn't break up, because when they do they truly make us question if love even exists. This isn't always referring to romantic love, although that is usually the kind of breakup that hurts the most.
We spend enough time watching relationships build up that anything short of a happily ever after feels very wrong. If two people make sense, in whatever capacity, having their connection cut off is a feeling we are all familiar with.
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And yet there are couples that have to make that difficult choice, even if at some point they do find their way back to one another.
Here is a slideshow of the most painful TV breakups that we had to go through, some that still haunt us to this day and others that we are still holding out hope for.
Jace and Clary - Shadowhunters
Jace and Clary have to win the best breakup reason, not everyone can pull off the possible sibling excuse. Thankfully it isn't true so we can still believe that true love can prevail.
Kat and Adena - The Bold Type
This was a relationship that was handled so well at the beginning of the season, only to end up with such a confusing breakup. Not only did it come out of nowhere considering how little Adena appeared onscreen, but it also didn't do either characters justice. This all helped solidify that if Kat and Adena can't be together then we need to question everything we knew about true love.
Betty and Jughead - Riverdale
No matter how brief of a break these two could take from one another, every time it would hurt to see that happen.
Bellamy and Clarke - The 100
Breakups aren't always rooted in romance, and no one knows the term platonic better than Bellamy and Clarke. These platonic soulmates went through the roughest time during The 100 Season 5 because of their separation from one another. Now they need to get back on track (as friends and even more) if the show wants any kind of new storylines to make sense.
Klaus and Caroline - The Vampire Diaries
Is it a breakup if the couple never managed to really get together? Klaus and Caroline were headed to their happily ever after, only for a series finale to kill any hope for a future for them.
Harvey and Sabrina - Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Harvey and Sabrina are what is most pure and innocent in Greendale, and their love was kind of perfect during Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 1. They grew alongside each other so there is no chance they won't find their way back together, at least for our sake.