It’s not easy to tell your boyfriend that you’ve fallen out of love and no longer wish to see him. It’s even more difficult when you’re leaving a long-term relationship or moving out. In the words of lyricist Neil Sedaka, “breaking up is hard to do”. However, we’ve listed 5 ways to break up with your boyfriend in the best way possible. Remember to choose a method that is appropriate for your relationship. If you’ve been together for 4 years, you may not want to break up with your boyfriend in a text message.
5.) In Person and Heart to Heart
You might feel you need a break—not necessarily permanent—from your significant other, but doesn’t mean you can have this conversation over the phone. Invite him over. Sit your guy down and have a straightforward conversation, explaining your reasons for needing a break. Come up with a length of time and be firm. You may want to write down your reasons beforehand, to better prepare yourself for this conversation. So long as you’re honest, things should go smoothly.
An important thing to remember when you’re breaking up with your partner is to not be under the influence of alcohol at the time. It might be tempting to have few or a lot of drinks to calm your nerves. Explain your thought process – what made you want to move on? Be positive and encouraging. Give him a few compliments so he doesn’t have to walk away feeling too bad about himself.