Breaking up with someone is never easy and choosing the right way to end the relationship is even harder. Check out the 3 ways to break up with someone below!
This is the approach that I recommend because it will save you a few headaches that may come from being dishonest. The way to do this is to call them up and invite them to a public coffee shop. You want to be in public because there are witnesses and people are less likely to be irrational when others are around to see it. You also want to choose a coffee shop, because it limits the duration of the conversation and if anything goes left you won’t have to wait until the check comes. Once you both get to the public coffee shop, this is when you want to just lay it on the table. Tell them that you would like to take a step back to pursue other options. This is the perfect line because it states exactly what your stance is in a firm and mature manner.
I do not recommend this approach in all situations, but in some situations it is acceptable. This is the approach that you want to use when the relationship has been short-term. That is because short-term relationships don’t involve many emotions, so it’s less likely that you will hurt the other person’s feelings. By ghosting, I do not mean going from talking to this person every day to abruptly disappearing. The correct way to use the ghosting approach is to slowly disappear, which means decreasing the consistency in which you text, talk, and see this person. That way when you suddenly disappear they won’t be surprised because they felt the end coming. Using the ghosting approach is a clear way to get the message across that you don’t want to continue seeing this person. Silence is golden.
Friend Zone Approach
In most situations, relationships involve various forms of physical intimacy. The perfect way to cut ties with them is to stop all forms of physical intimacy with them. They will begin to wonder what happened and this is when you apply the friend zone approach. This is done by telling them that you want to take a step back because you feel that you both would be better off as friends. Most likely this will internally upset the person and before you know it they will stop speaking to you.
These approaches are very effective in cutting ties. Just make sure to choose the approach that is appropriate for your situation and before you know it you’ll be on to the next situation.