Yea, although the term if taken literally has a lot of negativity, I suspect it's more pointed to you because you are taking it quite literally. It's likely just a language thing. It's a common term used - especially in the "dating" world, I think to basically mean "an end to the way things have been". It doesn't define how they HAVE been nor does it define what they will be in the future. It's totally open ended and will end up in a unique situation based on the people & circumstances involved.
Lots of other terms have been substituted for it - "parting of ways", "moving on" etc. It's all just cultural slang.