There will be a time in your life when he just isn’t the right one for you; He no longer hits your buttons and its time to call it a day. We know its heart breaking so now isn’t the time to seek revenge on all men who have trampled all over your heart in a less than human way. Use some breakup etiquette.
Don’t drag it out– the dead is best done when you realise that it has to be done. Don’t drag it out weeks or months while you figure out what you want in life. It’s wasting yours and his time and it is selfish. Oh, and do it face to face. If you’re old enough to be swapping bodily fluids then you are old enough to do things properly and if it means face to face then get on with it. You wouldn’t like to be dumped via the phone, email or text.
Be definitive – this is about your feelings so be confident in them. It’s not a request to analyse your feelings and debate the issue. It sounds harsh but delivers the news, making it clear it’s about your feelings and not a short fall in the other person.
Don’t give hope – Don’t use the lines like ‘I hope we can be friends’. Your only saying this to ease your conscience and if you truly mean it you know that distance and healing need to be done first before there is any hope of friendship. Trying to be friends the next day only gives them false hope that it can be rekindled.
Be honest but humane– Just because you are delivering the news that you don’t want to see them again doesn’t mean it’s a chance to list every little flaw and problem in them and the relationship. Let him have some dignity.
Leave them alone– No you don’t have to just check they are ok. It will confuse them. Yes you may be missing them and yes you may feel bad but you wanted out. Give him the space to hate you and get over you.