– There are certainly plenty of wrong ways to handle a breakup, whether it’s dumping someone in a text or reaching out to an ex prematurely.
Breakups are hard on both parties but don’t hurt your partner further by doing any of these things listed here. Even though it may seem momentarily easier to break up with your partner, people are never the same after the ordeal.
While many people believe there is no right way to end things with someone, that’s not entirely true. More to the point, there are certainly plenty of wrong ways to handle a breakup, whether it’s dumping someone in a text or reaching out to an ex prematurely. So, read on for all the breakup mistakes you should definitely avoid if you’re looking to end a relationship.
Don’t tell your partner all the things you hate about them
Just as you shouldn’t point out every little thing you weren’t happy about in the relationship, don’t start listing all your partner’s flaws either. There is no need to be insulting or say things that could hurt their self-confidence.
Don’t be unclear
Do not be “unsure” about why you’re breaking up with your partner. Before you initiate the breakup conversation with your partner, you need to have a direct explanation for why you want to end things.
Intentionally sabotaging the relationship
If you want to break up with someone, break up with them. Playing mind games or doing terrible things like cheating or being cruel to intentionally sabotage the relationship speaks poorly about you and your character.
Own your decisions and move on.
Don’t bad mouth your ex to other people
Venting after a breakup may be necessary for your healing process, but leave the rude comments about your ex or what they did out of the conversation.
It’s not fair to talk about your partner and if you have mutual friends, what you say could get back to them and be hurtful to them.
Don’t break up on texts
Breakups are hard on both parties but don’t hurt your partner further by not giving them the respect of an in-person conversation. Even though it may seem momentarily easier to break up with someone by ghosting them or breaking up by text or through social media, old-fashioned etiquette rules and decency still apply. Break up with your partner in person by having a face-to-face conversation about it.
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