Go for it! In life you may or may not get hurt no matter what. That’s life. You should be honest about your feelings. You can’t change them or yourself. Be true.
Breakups can be hard, no matter if you’re the one doing the breaking up, or being broken up with. With advances in technology, a lot of people choose to break up through text or DM. It might be easier to do it this way, but it makes things way more difficult in the long run and leaves room for confusion. Life is filled with hard conversations, and the best way to learn how to have them is to have them face to face, not while hiding behind a device.
1. First, make up your mind that you are going to break up with your partner and stick with it; otherwise you may find yourself delaying the talk and wasting their time and yours.
2. Second, be nice about it, remind them of the things you appreciate about them.
3. Third, communicate clearly. For example, you can say, “I think it’s best that we not be in a romantic relationship right now.”
4. Fourth, it’s OK if they become sad. Breakups are hard, but sometimes necessary. However, if they try to convince you to stay in the relationship by making you feel guilty for the breakup, you don’t have to change your mind. Own the decision to break up; don’t let the other person make you feel guilty. You are not responsible for their emotions or their actions. You reserve the right to be attracted to who you want. So if they start asking you what is wrong about them, stick to the kindness rule and don’t start listing everything you don’t like about them!