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What to Say When Breaking up with Someone

By : Written by our website Oct 21, 2021
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Breaking up with someone can be extremely unpleasant, yet it's an essential part of life for many people. You've decided to end your relationship. Now you only need to find a suitable time to talk about it, straightforwardly and gracefully. When breaking up with someone, there are some things you should say and methods you should approach in a conversation that will help both of you get through it.

1.Say You're Sorry


Skip clichés like "It's not you, it's me.", and say you are sorry if it hurts, like, "I don't want to hurt you", or "I'm sorry if this offends you", or "I understand this is difficult to hear." Say it face to face. You've done a lot of things together. The importance of face-to-face conversation in a dignified breakup cannot be overstated. If you live a long distance away, consider video chatting or at the very least making a phone call. Pay attention to what the other person is trying to say. Be patient, and don't be surprised if the other person reacts negatively to what you say.


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2.Be Honest


If you're not going to fix things, don't offer them hope. Be straightforward and honest, but not harsh or brutal. When breaking up with someone, make sure you state exactly what you mean rather than being unclear or skirting some topics in the conversation. When people hear a vague reason, they would be stuck guessing what went wrong and blame themselves more. "I have not been feeling fully satisfied in this relationship and think it would be best if we broke up." Tell the other person what has drawn you in the first place, and make sure you explain why you're doing it. "I have lost feelings for you", or “I have changed my mind”.


3.Speak with Respect


Treat the other person in the same way that you would like to be treated. It's not a good idea to blame them for your breakup or point out any character defects throughout the breakup. Don't be impolite. Respectfully discuss your ex (or soon-to-be ex). Keep your mouth shut and don't say anything negative about him or her. Experiences help us learn. We know more about how to deal with close relationships, the feelings of loving others and being adored by others, our needs and wants. So hard as the breakup may be, you should still show your respect to the person who has always been with you in the past days. If you're close with their family or share several friends, it's a good idea to think about what you'll tell other people about your breakup. Here are some lines for your reference: “Thank you for your care. We are still friends.” or “It ends well.”


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