Emotions are sure to run high, so remember to stay focused and firm. Expect anything from tears to terror. You may get laughed at or longed for. There is no way of knowing how a break up will go, so try to prepare yourself for the element of surprise. On the bright side, you might get an entertaining story out of the showdown. After all, Carrie Bradshaw got dumped via Post-It, so anything’s possible.
Whatever You Do, Don’t Do This
You want to make the break up swift and simple. Will things go as swimmingly as you want them to? Better bring your life jacket. But you can smooth things over by avoiding these break up blunders.
Ghosting—It’s Only Cool For Casper
If you “ghost” your soon-to-be ex, expect to be haunted. No decent former significant other will let you disappear into thin air without an explanation. At the very least you owe them an explanation, so get ghosting out of your mind. And for your sake, you’ll sidestep the possibility of any post-ghost stalking. The only thing scarier than a ghost is a jilted lover. Psychology Today says ghosting makes someone feel “disrespected, used, and disposable.” As poorly as it may have ended, a romantic relationship deserves a little decency.
Don’t Be a Jerk
Some people are so afraid of the breakup conversation that they will start acting like a schmuck until their significant other can no longer stand them. The worse your attitude, the more annoyed they’ll become. This only prolongs the process and makes everyone involved miserable, not to mention the fact it’s manipulative and passive-aggressive.