Breaking Up is Hard to Do, So Here’s A 6-Step How To

Like surgery, a breakup heals better and faster with a clean cut rather than a jagged tear. Here are 6 steps to a clean breakup:

1. Start with a warning such as, "We need to have a serious conversation."

2. Own the decision. Don’t say "we" or "I think," use "I" and "my decision."

3. Give one or a couple of reasons why — if the one you’re talking to will listen without exploding.

4. Ask for feedback, communication is a two way street. This will also allow him to feel like he has some power.

5. Agree and add. Think before you answer, find something to agree on, then add on.

6. End on a good note and minimize contact afterward

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