At some point in your relationship you will realize whether or not this is the right person for you. If you decide to end the relationship (no matter the length you were together), there are certain ways to go about doing so. Sometimes the person who is ending it wants to spare the other person’s feelings. While that is a nice gesture, you need to be upfront with them. The ending of a relationship will hurt both parties involved and it is just best to be completely honest and forthcoming when breaking up. There is a certain break up “etiquette”. These are five ways to end a relationship that will make you look like a complete coward.
Sending An Email Or Text
This is probably the worst way to end a relationship. Sending a text or email is so impersonal and basically just says “yeah our relationship didn’t even mean enough to warrant a face to face conversation”. Seriously, this is so cowardly. I am sure you will have the best of intentions when sending such an email or text, but grow and backbone and look the other person in the eye when you say it is over.
Giving The “It’s Not You, It’s Me” Speech
This is by far one of the worst cop outs in history. If it really was you, you would be able to explain better. This is like a big slap in the face to the other person. If you can’t be honest about why your relationship needs to end, you should at least try to make a better effort to have a better excuse to use. You will leave the other person wondering (if they really did understand what you just said) what they did wrong. It is best just to address the real issue on why your relationship has now ended.
Saying “I Think We Should See Other People”
Lame. If you truly want to see other people, you shouldn’t have been in a relationship to begin with. This line just an easy escape from the relationship. It allows you to avoid telling the other person what went wrong and/or why the relationship is truly over.
Avoiding The Other Person
Yes, some people actually end a relationship this way. It is not only cowardly but incredibly selfish. What if the other person thinks something terrible happened to you? This is definitely something that should be avoided at all costs. If the relationship has run it’s course, be the bigger person and just be honest. Not answering texts, emails, or phone calls from the other person only makes the situation worse and can even prolong the break up.
Setting A Plan In Motion For The Other Person To End The Relationship
Who knew you could be so sneaky? It is a shame that both men and women alike use this “plan” to end a relationship they are scared to end themselves. Letting the other person believe you are cheating (even if you really are not) or whichever other plan you use, is going to yield worse consequences than merely telling the truth. If you have the intelligence level to concoct a “plan”, you have the same level to know that telling the absolute truth is always the way to go about things.