How To Make Your Breakup Painless
Most people think that breakups have to be traumatizing, awful events where one or both people are left crying and feeling empty afterwards.
After recently having gone through the most painless breakup of my entire life, I wanted to share some of my biggest takeaways in order for you to have more painless breakups.
Because of today’s unique dating culture, there have never been more nuances in the breakup process.
You can break up in person, on the phone, via text, on a Skype call, or (heaven forbid) by changing your relationship status on Facebook and going silent.
There are no absolute rules in breaking up with someone because every relationship is different. But if you want to make your breakup relatively painless, there are some things you’ll definitely want to take into consideration.
Here are five guidelines that will make your breakup painless.
1. Actually Break Up With Them
If you even have an ounce of maturity running through your veins, I beg you – don’t just stop calling or texting and hope that they take the hint. There’s nothing more cowardly than just distancing yourself until they finally give up on trying to reach you (while they are left to assume that you either died unexpectedly or – after they see your ongoing Facebook posts – are just a total dick).
And yes, ideally, do it in person. It’ll be better for both of you in the long run. Character growth for you, closure for them.
Tell them that you need to have a chat, and then have the chat.