I am looking for a word to describe the situation where someone tells his/her partner that he/she wants to end the romantic relationship (whatever the reason).
The phrases I came across by searching dictionaries and this site are:
- She left him / *He was left by her.
- She ditched him / He was ditched by her.
- She broke his heart / He got his heart broken (by her).
My understanding is: 1 looks neutral but passive does not work. 2 looks too slangy. 3 is not one word.
Correct me if I'm wrong in the understanding above and what are common words for it (and its nominal form)?
In case anybody understand Japanese, the word I have in mind is ふる/ふられる.