The Best Way to End a Relationship
When it’s time to break up, there are tips on how to make it easier (but not less painful) for the both of you.
-Michelle Mazzarella, sparkology.com
No one likes to get blindsided by a breakup. At the same time, though, initiating one comes with its own set of worries and decisions no one wants to make: How am I going to do this? What am I supposed to say? Male and female dating experts alike share their tips to make the hardest, saddest stage of your relationship a little bit easier.
Never take the easy way out and do it via technology (email, voicemail, text, or Facebook). You’re dealing with another human that you once had feelings for and that you need to respect and honor. It’s all about sitting somebody down and giving them the reasons why the relationship is not working out, so they can heal, move forward and maybe develop a friendship with you in the future.
–David Wygant is a relationship coach is a dating coach for men and women.
There is no best way to end a relationship, because you can never control how the other person is going to feel or respond. I would recommend, though, that if you are determined to end something, as soon as you know for sure this is what you want to do, summon the courage for your sake and theirs and end it, rather than letting it drag on for fear of hurting your partner’s feelings (or whatever other reason). Do your soon-to-be-ex a favor and allow them to put their energies into meeting someone else.
–Neely Steinberg is a dating/relationships columnist and is Boston’s Premier Dating Coach for the Modern-day Woman.
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