Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Breaking Up Is Hard

by Marie Vonow (follow)
Chief editor: readyforpets.com Blogs:www.quora.com/profile/Marie-Vonow/blogs Other:www.weekendnotes.com/profile/marie-vonow/
Relationships (272)      Hurt (5)      Breaking Up (4)     


Breaking Up
Image by Marie Vonow

Breaking up is hard. Whether you are the one doing the breaking up or the person on the receiving end, it is not easy. I don't believe there is a 'correct' way to break up with someone. Although you may try to avoid hurting the other party there is no pain free way to end it.

There is plenty of advice on the internet about the 'best' way to break up. I don't believe there is a one size fits all solution to the how-to-break-up dilemma. If you are initiating the break up, the way you choose will depend on the personality of you and the other party. It depends how long you have been an item, whether you are living together or not and a variety of other factors.

It seems generally people feel you should break up by arranging a face to face meeting, giving the forewarning that you need to talk. This means don't organise a date and then break up in the middle of a meal or movie. It is suggested you choose a place that isn't public. However, if this doesn't seem like a safe option then don't do it.

If you are in a long distance relationship breaking up by organising a face to face meeting probably isn't practical.

When you are living together, the situation is definitely complicated. How do you decide just when to announce your plan to break up? You can't simply say what needs to be said and leave. There is so much to sort out and each situation is different.

Sometimes we hear advice about unacceptable ways of breaking up. We hear it shouldn't be done by a text message, an email or over the phone.

It is generally considered bad form to send a break up email. However, a guy once broke up with me that way and I felt his communication served its purpose. I could tell he had spent time choosing his words carefully and I appreciated that. He expressed himself well and didn't want to hurt my feelings but felt we had no future. The email avoided awkwardness and gave me time to come up with a well thought out response.

We had only been seeing each other for six weeks so there weren't lots of things to sort out or items to return. Had we been seeing each other for longer there might have been the need for a face to face conversation to achieve 'closure'. In our situation an exchange of two emails said what needed to be said.

I don't have the answer to the question, 'What is the best way to break up?' I do feel sometimes a way which isn't generally recommended may work in a particular situation.

Whatever way you choose for breaking up, you need to get to the point quickly and be definite in what you are saying. I feel there is no way of avoiding hurting the other person to some extent. You started seeing each other with hopes of a relationship that would work. Your hopes and dreams are shattered and even if you both saw the break up coming there's going to be disappointment and pain. It's not easy for either party but life goes on.


# Breaking Up
# Hurt
# Relationships
I like this Article - 3
More Articles by Marie Vonow
Many comments about marriage can be found on the internet
106 views
It may sound odd to compare a new relationship with buying a new jacket (or other clothing) but, bea...
83 views
I am in control, Breathe deep, breathe steady, I am over him, To move on, I am ready
167 views
One of the needs of being a human being is to be loved
227 views
You meet a guy
119 views
There are advantages to being single and living alone
100 views
view all articles by Marie Vonow
Articles by Marie Vonow on Other Hubs
Working on self improvement is generally considered positive and admirable
210 views
Natural materials can look effective as decoration around the home and they are free
3 likes
ID: 42234
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
Recently I have heard some disastrous dating stories from my single friends
17703 views
Relationships guru Dr Gary Chapman purports that there are five different ways that lovers can c...
10094 views
The male penguin searches the entire beach for the perfect pebble when he has found the one he...
10639 views
We can be blessed and have many friends, through work, school, social activities or social media...
by SJP
2751 views
Self-love is important for all us
103 views
A few years ago I fell in love
2624 views
Will the new boarder be the love of her life? This story is from a comic book out of copyright
538 views
The guy you have your eye on may not really be the one you want
3201 views
So stupid me forgave him and tried again
1486 views
He also would have his phone on silent and in his pocket
1817 views
Categories
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version