Delivering Breakup News
Last month we talked about how to decide if a relationship is not working.
This month we’re going to give some tips for actually making the break if you’ve made the decision that the relationship isn’t going well.[adv_small_banner]
It’s never easy, but if you follow these rules, you should be able to make a clean break without too much drama.
- Don’t break up in a public place – It is inconsiderate to take someone on a date to break up with them. If your date becomes upset, you may both be embarrassed if you’re in public. Ask to come over to their home and talk, instead.
- Don’t break up with a letter or email – That just proves you’re a coward. If you’ve been dating the person, you owe them the courtesy of telling them face to face.
- Be kind, but be honest – Don’t say “It’s not you; it’s me”, or any of those other tired clichés. Tell your partner the truth; but do it in a kind and compassionate way. They are sure to appreciate your honesty and respect your courage.
- Don’t call it a “break” – Saying “we need to take a break” is just a way of breaking up without actually saying so. If you know that you want the break to be permanent, just say so.