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3 Tips for a no-fuss breakup

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

How to let him down easy

You know it’s over; you just have to do the deed. It’s never easy to be the bearer of bad relationship news, but we’ve got some tips for making sure the breakup goes as smooth as possible.

Couple breaking up.

1Do it in person

Though it's tempting to send him a text about your decision to call it quits, a face-to-face breakup (though seemingly old fashioned) is still the respectful way to go. Unless of course he was a cheating jerk, in which case, text away.

attention2Let him down easy

If you know he still likes you and probably won't see the end coming, try your best to be gentle. Do it in a public place (park, cafe) so there's less chance of him making a scene, and don't make him wait for the bad news. Just get it over with in the most calm, direct way possible.

3Don't toss blame on him

To avoid a major throw down (or seeing him have a meltdown), try to keep the breakup as succinct as possible. Tell him how you feel and why the relationship isn't working for you any longer, but avoid making it all about him. He'll feel bad enough having been dumped, so try not to make it worse.

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