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Should I break up with my boo?

A rocky relationship may have you thinking about calling it quits with your significant other. If you’re on the fence about this major decision, we’ve got your back, chica. Ending a relationship is tough but can be good in the long run. Here’s our advice on determining whether or not it’s time to break up with your boo.

Figure out what’s bugging you

Before you make the decision to break up with your bae, first think about why you two aren’t meshing well. Maybe you have some communication issues and are getting frustrated. Maybe you no longer trust your partner. Perhaps you’ve discovered you don’t have much in common or you just aren’t that into each other anymore. Once you’ve pinpointed the problem, try to address it by having a heart-to-heart with your sweetie. If it can’t be resolved, read on.

Scared of being single?

Be honest and ask yourself: Would you be happier sans your special someone? If a relationship no longer makes you happy, then it’s probably time to end it. Going solo may seem daunting, but staying together with someone because you don’t want to be alone is not fair to either of you. In addition, no one person can cure you of loneliness or complete you—those are things you have to work out on your own.

Say "Sayonara" respectfully

If you’ve sat down and chatted with your boyfriend or girlfriend and your differences can’t be reconciled, breaking up is the best course of action. Be respectful and gracious during the breakup process. Make sure to do it in person. You can say something like, “I feel that we are both going in different directions and I think it’s best if we break up. I hope you can respect my decision.” If you want to be friends, let them know. Avoid cliche sayings like, “It’s not you, it’s me,” as they don’t ring true and can seem impersonal. Remember that you’re doing what’s best for you and hold your head high during this difficult time.

Have you ever broken up with someone? How did you know it was time to call it quits? Let us know in the comments!

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by Morgan Ome | 8/18/2016
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