Breaking up with a man can be hard. However, if he’s not the right guy for you, then you shouldn’t be with him. It’s your life, and you have a right to be happy. But it’s his life as well, and when breaking up, you need to make it as painless as possible for both parties. While it may not be possible to break up without entirely hurting him, you can soften the blow by taking these steps.
1. Nip it in the Bud ASAP
During your relationship, you should break up whenever things start going south, or as soon as you realize the relationship isn’t going to work well. Don’t stick around and see if things will get better. This will create more attachment for him, making it hurt more. Ending it in the early stages makes it easier for the both of you.
2. Talk to Him Personally
Breaking up with a text or by severing all communications is not a good idea. Men will get worried if you stop talking, and will feel insulted, especially if you broke up with a text. Instead, tell him face-to-face. If that’s not possible, do it over the phone.
3. Compliment Him
Don’t tell him all his faults, but instead tell him everything you liked about him. Keep it on a “it’s not you, it’s me” basis. This will not damage his confidence as much. Some men can see through this act, but it’s the better alternative.
4. Sever All Ties
After everything’s wrapped up, end communications. Don’t offer to stay friends and don’t respond to his messages. Doing this will get his hopes up. Ignoring him will allow him to move on easier.
• Break up tastefully
• Break up as soon as you can
• Stop talking afterwards
Heartbreak will probably happen, but by doing this, you can speed up the healing process.