7 Breakup Tips
For A Broken Relationship
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When a relationship is on its last leg and a breakup is inevitable, who ends it? Recognising that her habits have become annoying instead of cute is just the start. Her rude mobile phone calls mid-meal, the way she thinks she’s always right and her complete lack of respect for your opinion should all be sending you a clear message.
Relationships often go bad — and stay that way. Even when both parties know that they would be happier with someone else, it’s human nature to procrastinate about difficult decisions. So rather than riding inertia’s wave, use these seven breakup tips for a broken relationship and move on.
1- Make her the first to know
Out of respect for her, never tell your friends you’re going to break up before telling her it’s over. It’s a simple thing women consider sacred. The all too connected grapevine is not the place she should or deserves to be told that you’re no longer interested. You could discuss some relationship problems you’re having with your friends, but your final decision to break up with her should remain private.
Use your judgment to decide which day would be best to break the news to her. If she’s very emotional and you think that you’ll break her heart, try to do it on a Friday. This will give her the weekend to recover and spend time with friends. But if she’s the type to plow through full steam ahead, then perhaps Monday would be best. This will ensure that her busy workweek will keep her mind off the breakup and you.
Remember that there will be no “perfect time” to end the relationship. The best thing to do is set a random Monday or Friday to break up — and stick to it.
2- Find a neutral zone
Our second point in our list of seven breakup tips for a broken relationship is for you to know and remember that it’s not fair to end the relationship at your place, and neither should you be forced to see a picture on her fridge of you and her hugging. Try to find a neutral locale where both of you would be comfortable to express your feelings, like at a park. At least there you can walk and talk, or maybe even find a more secluded spot.
A restaurant, on the other hand, is a bad choice. If she makes a scene, there’s no respectful recovery and no quick way out. However, fear of embarrassment is never a reason to leave her in the middle of nowhere. No matter how emotional and heated the conversation gets, there’s no excuse for risking her safety or yours.
3- End it in person
If you’ve lost that loving feeling, be courteous and tell her face-to-face. Phone calls and e-mail are fine for small talk, but this is a big issue. It’s natural to want as much distance as possible between you and her when you break the bad news, but in this case, fight your instincts and have the decency to say it to her face. The fact that you’re reading our seven breakup tips for a broken relationship tells us that you’re a bigger man than the guy who dials and dumps.
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