They say breaking up is hard to do, but Adrienne C. Laursen, LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and owner of The Engagement Coach, has four specific tips to ensure your breakup is as seamless as possible.
1. Identify the real reason you want the relationship to end
2. Choose your method in connection with the seriousness of the relationship. Was it just a hookup? A text message, while not ideal, may be ok in this case, as long as you are honest and thorough.
3. Be honest but be sensitive. You want the other person in the relationship to grow from the reason you're breaking it off, not wonder what he or she did wrong.
4. Set boundaries for communication and do not lead the other individual on. If it's over, it's over.