As one popular love song goes, “There’s no easy way to break somebody’s heart.” And it’s true. Depending on how you break up with someone, you could end up causing even more heartbreak. However, as adults, you can still be respectful.
Here’s how to end a relationship by being mature, straight forward, and considerate of their feelings.
1. Explain yourself.
Be sure that you have a proper explanation as to why you want to end the relationship. It’s not a good idea to leave a person hanging. It’s even worse to just leave them without even saying goodbye.
Keep in mind that the person that you’re planning to leave has been a part of your life and they deserve some respect from you.
2. Be honest.
Remember that you have to be honest. Don’t make up excuses that are far from the truth. Excuses only complicate things in the future. It’s better to tell the truth because, at least once it’s all over, both of you can move on without any questions waiting to be answered.
If you’re afraid that telling the truth might hurt your partner, tell yourself that although the truth may really hurt, your partner deserves to know the whole truth and nothing less. If you got tired of them because they were boring and annoying, tell him or her directly. Don’t be rude in saying so.
The advantage of telling the whole truth to your partner is so they can work on their weaknesses and mistakes. And in the future, they won’t be faced with the same problems. Hopefully, their future partners won’t have to leave them for the same reason you did.
3. Be direct.
When you break up with a person, don’t be a tease. Don’t ever play with their feelings and emotions. the moment you break up with someone, his or her heart will be very vulnerable.
4. Be firm.
Don’t be too nice and mushy because the person might think you still have feelings for them. Being too nice can give them the false hope that you might want to get back together at some point.
5. Be clear.
Directly tell your significant other that you are breaking up with him or her, and then clearly state your reasons. Avoid laughing or smiling when you are stating your reasons. Learn to be empathetic because you really wouldn’t enjoy it if someone was smiling while breaking up with you.