How to Break Up With Your Boyfriend
Before breaking up with him, try to imagine your life without him, and be prepared for the possibility that you might not be able to maintain a friendship. Even if you break up, realize you made a mistake, and get back together, you will have caused irreversible damage to the relationship by breaking up in the first place. Consider the advantages and disadvantages of single life. On the one hand, you will be free to date and flirt with whoever you want, but on the other hand, you will probably be spending more holidays and evenings alone. If you are truly unhappy with the relationship, don't let the thought of being alone prevent you from breaking up with him. One of the worst things you can do to both yourself and your boyfriend is to stay with him when you are unhappy. Staying with him will only delay the breakup, and the longer you wait, the more damage you will do to your relationship. The first step is to choose an appropriate time and place to break up with him. Sometimes it's not the breaking up, but rather, the method by which you chose to break up that truly hurts. Don't break up with your boyfriend while he is dealing with a difficult personal problem like a death in the family, trouble at work, or other emotionally straining situation. This will be like kicking him while he is down. Don't break up with him in the middle of an activity that neither of you can leave. For example, don't break up with him while you are dining at a restaurant, at the movie theater, or on a vacation together. Remember that immediately following the breakup; he will probably need to be alone for a few hours to compose him. Don't break up with him in front of other people. While this may seem like common sense, you should be careful that nobody can overhear the breakup conversation while it is happening. This will add unnecessary humiliation to the situation. Don't break up during a fight. You might do or say things in the heat of the...
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