Breaking up can be one of the hardest things we all go through in life. Because this is often a common occurrence, it is wise to practice the best methods to break up with your partner professionally, while keeping both your emotions in check.

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Step 1

So you're wondering how to break up with someone; Well, first and foremost, if you can break up in person, do so (assuming you're not involved in a long-distance relationship.) Remember that you spent a lot of great times with this person, so you owe each other the right to get together and discuss the situation in detail. Breaking up over the phone can lead to many unpleasant outcomes, such as your partner hanging up on you, in which case you would be left out in the dark wondering what is going through his/her mind. if you break up by email, your words can be very deep, but the emotions will not flow as smooth as they should.

Step 2

Breaking up in person can create an unpleasant scene, so make sure you choose quiet place, preferably a bit private. This will allow both you and your partner to fully reflect on the situation at hand. The main point is to always remain in control when looking for ways to break up with your girlfriend or boyfriend.

Step 3

Make sure you have your reasons well organized. Instead of sitting down and playing the blame game, be prompt and tell your side of the story meticulously. The point of this is to include all the vital information so that your partner does not feel confused or betrayed in any way, shape, or form. Furthermore, this will greatly assist you in keeping the entire situation under control.

Step 4

Now, let's face it, it is very likely that he or she will react irrationally to the situation. your partner may cry, start an argument, feel shocked about what's going on, among many other things. In this case, be sensitive to his/her emotions and understand where your partner is coming from. Remember that this is breaking news to him/her (no pun intended) so all this information may take some time to sink in. All in all, offer your support while still firmly keeping away from intimacy. As of that moment, everything should remain strictly friendly.

Step 5

While on the subject of friendship, it is best if you do not toy with your partner's emotions over time. Ill be very upfront here: Many of us enjoy keeping in touch with our loved ones just for that occasional "friends with benefits" deal. If you notice that your ex is having emotional difficulties keeping feelings to a minimum, you need to stop whatever joy you are having immediately. Keeping up with this game will only hold yourselves back, and probably even cause some long-term emotional trauma on your partner.


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