A Guide to Breaking up the Right Way

By Ashley Simon on October 16, 2012



It’s very important to let your girlfriend or boyfriend down easily if you’re genuinely no longer interested in them.  It may be easier to lie and say that you’re seeing someone else, but if that’s not true, don’t say that.

Honesty is an important thing to remember when breaking up with someone. Tough guys and girls may not show it all the time, but they have feelings just like everyone else in the world.

Sad girl, photo source: Flickr user Karanvir Singh Sangha

Tone is another thing you should keep in mind when letting a guy or girl down easily.  The tone of a person’s voice says a lot. You want to have a pleasant tone while you’re breaking a heart.

Nobody likes to be yelled at by anyone. Using an ugly tone when breaking up with someone is a sure way of starting an argument.

It’s always better to be upfront the person. Many people act cold and heartless when getting sick of dating someone, and don’t have enough courage to tell the truth.

Why put all that energy into ignoring a them and acting cold-hearted?

Cutting off all contact is a sure way to let him or her know you’re no longer interested.  Although that theory has worked on occasions, it’s not necessarily the nicest way to go about letting down someone.

Don’t breakup with anyone via text message. This shows a sign of immaturity. It’s best to do some things fact-to-face.  Whatever you do, don’t say that you have a friend that you can set your ex up with.

That is going to be awkward for the both of you and is not recommended. Normally when people try to do something like this, it blows up in their face. If you’re going to breakup with someone, don’t interfere with their dating life after that.

Just tell your future ex that they’re a great person, but it’s just not working out. That’s better than saying, “It’s not you, it’s me.” If he or she walks away without being mad or having a nasty attitude, it means the breakup was a success.

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