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Ending a relationship is hard, but telling mutual friends and loved ones you’ve split can be even harder. Fortunately, the people at Instagram Stories have your back. They’ve provided a foolproof method for the romantically bereaved to broadcast the message “I am really going through a breakup” without ever having to say “We just wanted different things” to an acquaintance on the street. If you’re too nervous and/or cowardly to tell your wider social circle and a boss from three jobs ago that you recently broke up with your partner, just post one or two of these stories. They will know.