How To Breakup Without Causing Much Emotional Damage?


Millions of people have undergone a breakup, are undergoing and will continue to do so for as long as relationships exist. Reasons are a lot more varied today and will be in the days to come. But these do not really matter and what it ultimately boils down to is the emotional damage and distress most breakups cause. While some wade through it before you bat an eyelid, some others take all eternity to battle it out. Breakups can be relatively smoothly handled and results made less devastating if the tips mentioned below are followed.

1. Make sure you do it in person

It is often tempting to convey what you want to say over the phone or in a mail or in a message or just about any other way that is not personal. This is predominantly because you may want to avoid getting into a situation that is not really comfortable. However, your partner may perceive this as insensitivity or sheer lack of care or negligence and that is precisely how the message will be delivered. Hence, gather some maturity and confidence to make it personal.

2. Honesty is certainly the best policy

It is very easy to state 101 excuses that most often sound empty and false. Ensure you remain honest about your feelings and concerns and convey to your boyfriend how you have tried to resolve it despite every issue. Be sincere about your belief why the relationship may not work for the two of you and reason out rationally. Stress on the need of viewing your situation practically. However, be sensitive to the issue and it is good to be empathetic when there is a need to.

3. Choose a suitable time and location

Do not catch your partner unawares since what you want to convey is not something necessarily pleasant or what he desires to hear. Location plays an equally important role. The place should neither spell discomfort nor be a contrast to the mood. A neutral location is always good or better still, choose your partner’s home if the atmosphere is conducive.

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