I think a break-up should always include jewelry.
A Victorian boyfriend would arrive at the home of the girl he planned to break up with armed with a piece of jewelry in the pocket of his best suit. He would present his card at the door and ask to see the girl. After taking tea with her and her mother, the young couple would be left alone in the parlor.
On bended knee, the boy would offer the little box and tearfully explain that he was joining the French Foreign Legion and would be leaving in the morning.
Today the tattooed and pierced cowardly knaves dump their girlfriends by email, IM, voicemail, text, Twitter, Facebook Wall, Skype or sticky note.
Curses be upon them.
Remember girls, ALWAYS drive the dump truck.