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* [[Music/LindaRonstadt The Stone Poneys]]' "Different Drum":
-->"Now I ain't saying you ain't pretty\\
All I'm saying is I'm not ready\\
For any person place or thing\\
Trying to pull the reins in on me"
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* WebAnimation/TheOdd1sOut: The guy breaking up with the girl says this in the comic "Breaking Up".


* Prue in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' uses this line repeatedly when her boyfriend Andy gets upset that she's keeping secrets from him and missing dates, and also when she eventually breaks up with him.

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* Prue in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'' uses this line repeatedly when her boyfriend Andy gets upset that she's keeping secrets from him and missing dates, and also when she eventually breaks up with him.

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* Inverted in the aptly named ''VideoGame/ItsYouABreakupStory'', where your goal is to either convey to Josh why you're breaking up (his disregard for your feelings) or to make peace with the fact that none of your excuses will be good enough for him and block his number in your phone.


* A non-romantic example comes up in ''Film/WhatAboutBob''. The title character suffers from pantophobia (fear of everything.) He says this trope word for word when explains to a woman why he's sanitizing a pay phone she has just finished using.

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* A non-romantic example comes up in ''Film/WhatAboutBob''. The title character suffers from pantophobia (fear of everything.) He While sanitizing a pay phone, he says this trope word for word when explains to a the woman why he's sanitizing a pay phone she who has just finished using.
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* A non-romantic example comes up in ''Film/WhatAboutBob''. The title character suffers from pantophobia (fear of everything.) He says this trope word for word when explains to a woman why he's sanitizing a pay phone she has just finished using.


-->'''Douglas:''' It's not you, it's me. No actually, it is you.

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-->'''Douglas:''' It's not you, it's me. No actually, No, actually it's not me, it is you.



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* In ''Fanfic/BecomingTheMaskTrollhunters'', after Claire kisses him on the cheek twice, Jim decides to let her down easy and tell her that he is not into her.



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* ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'': When Tim breaks off his relationship with Zoanne he puts all the blame on himself. Their relationship was already failing due to him standing her up when they were supposed to go on dates, and the fact that they were both still trying to figure out if they liked each other romantically when Stephanie came back into Tim's life and he realized he still loved her.


* ''Series/TheITCrowd'' plays with this when Douglas discovers that his TemporaryLoveInterest is a {{Transsexual}}:

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* ''Series/TheITCrowd'' plays with this when Douglas discovers that his TemporaryLoveInterest is a {{Transsexual}}:{{Transgender}}:


* In ''LadyInTheDark'', Liza says this to Kendall Nesbitt.

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* In ''LadyInTheDark'', ''Theatre/LadyInTheDark'', Liza says this to Kendall Nesbitt.

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** The tradition continues with Blackwall and Solas in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', who can both dump the female PlayerCharacter romancing them, though they make it clear it's ''not'' because of you or anything you said or did, but because of their own issues behind the scenes. [[spoiler:[[InsecureLoveInterest Blackwall]] reveals that he's a former war criminal who's been living under a false identity for ''years'', and Solas is really Fen'Harel, the ancient elvhen god of legend.]]


* In the Swedish comic ''ComicBook/{{Rocky}}'', the titular character's girlfriend tells him that there are a couple thing she needs to talk with him about. Rocky, being GenreSavvy, predicts that the breakup clichés are going to pile up, and correctly enough, his girlfriend proceeds to tell him that "I don't know what I feel anymore" and "I need to be alone for a while", after this she, with tears in her eyes, asks him to say something, and he simply and bitterly answers "You forgot 'It's not you. It's me'!"

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* In the Swedish comic ''ComicBook/{{Rocky}}'', the titular character's girlfriend tells him that there are a couple thing she needs to talk with him about. Rocky, being GenreSavvy, Rocky predicts that the breakup clichés are going to pile up, and correctly enough, his girlfriend proceeds to tell him that "I don't know what I feel anymore" and "I need to be alone for a while", after this she, with tears in her eyes, asks him to say something, and he simply and bitterly answers "You forgot 'It's not you. It's me'!"


* Some political pundits have described [[UsefulNotes/WithBritainButNotOfIt Britain's Article 50 letter to the European Union]] (basically the geopolitical equivalent of a divorce) as this. See [[https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/29/end-of-the-affair-may-finds-breaking-up-with-eu-is-hard-to-do here]] and [[https://order-order.com/2017/03/29/pmqs-article-50-double-bill/ here]], which both use the exact phrase.

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* Some political pundits have described [[UsefulNotes/WithBritainButNotOfIt [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOfIt Britain's Article 50 letter to the European Union]] (basically the geopolitical equivalent of a divorce) as this. See [[https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/29/end-of-the-affair-may-finds-breaking-up-with-eu-is-hard-to-do here]] and [[https://order-order.com/2017/03/29/pmqs-article-50-double-bill/ here]], which both use the exact phrase.

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* Some political pundits have described [[UsefulNotes/WithBritainButNotOfIt Britain's Article 50 letter to the European Union]] (basically the geopolitical equivalent of a divorce) as this. See [[https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/29/end-of-the-affair-may-finds-breaking-up-with-eu-is-hard-to-do here]] and [[https://order-order.com/2017/03/29/pmqs-article-50-double-bill/ here]], which both use the exact phrase.

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