Best Ways to End a Relationship
By Laurrel Allison
We live in a digital world. People we don’t speak to on a daily basis can see our activity without us even knowing. With that being sad, it may be harder to break up with someone than you think. Here are a tips on breaking up.
You can actively ignore anyone at any stage in your friendship or relationship. Most ghosting occurs before or shortly after the first date of a relationship. But you could also ghost someone you’ve been dating. This can work swimmingly if you don’t want to deal with your partner in person. If you don’t want to be confrontational and are comfortable with being aggressively passive, or if your partner was abusive towards you, then this is the move for you. Block them from Facebook and your phone. Remove any trace of yourself from their life.
The healthiest and most mature way to approach the situation is to put everything on the table. Explain to your partner— in person— that you are no longer happy within the relationship. Choose the proper time and place to do this. Ensure that you have spent time thinking about this and deciding this to be the best decision to make. Don’t bring up old arguments and disagreements unless your partner demands further reasons for the relationship ending. Be certain that you don’t give them any hope of getting back together in the future if that isn’t your genuine intention. Rather than saying that you need a break, tell them that you don’t think this is working out for you anymore. Don’t pity them or console them if they break down. Leave.
Avoid Dragging It Out
However you wish to get this done, make sure you don’t make it longer than it needs to be. Get in there, tell them you’re breaking up, and get out. If you decide to be passive aggressive about it, make sure you don’t occasionally unblock them and give them hope of reconciliation. That isn’t helpful for either of you.
During a breakup, avoid saying “you”. Make your reasoning as neutral as possible without burdening them with blame. Refer to the relationship failing rather than the partner. After a breakup, don’t drag your sad story all over social media. Keep your personal business private unless you want to make a show of it. The world has no need of knowing about your life.
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