There are few feelings worse than being dumped.
But being the one to end the relationship may be a close second. Finally, resist the urge to soften the blow with platitudes. Both Winch and Sussman say in-person breakups are the most considerate and mature option for established couples, and should preferably happen in a private place.
That said, there are a few exceptions to the face-to-face rule, Winch says. Most importantly, if you fear for your safety in any way, you should keep your distance.
If you need support or married free dating, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline. For very new dating situations that have only lasted a date or two, you can even get away with a text. All too often, Sussman says, the person who ends a relationship has second thoughts once the deed is done, which only makes for a messy, painful situation.
They just want to have a plan B. It may seem kind to check in on your ex or to maintain a friendly rapport after a breakup, but resist the impulse.
Can we go over this again? But aside from that, slmeone should take time apart before trying to become friendsif they take that step at all, she says. Let at least three months pass before starting any kind of friendship, Winch says — adding that most people who follow this rule opt not to get back in touch.
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