How to Breakup with a Girlfriend
There may come a time in your life when your relationship with your girlfriend turns sour.
If you are reading this, it probably already has. Breaking up with your girlfriend is a tough
decision and is not to be taken lightly. You need to make sure it is something you really
want to do. If you are at the end of your rope and you don't think you can salvage the
relationship, it is time to cut your losses and move on. Follow these steps to learn how to
breakup with your girlfriend.
Things you'll need:
A place to breakup
\Know not to tell your friends first. If you tell your friends that you are
unhappy in your relationship and are going to breakup with your girlfriend,
she will no doubt find out before you tell her. This would be unfair to her and
create unneeded tension between the two of you; any tension you can save
will be better in the long run.
Find the right day to breakup. Every woman is different, some would prefer
the relationship to end right before the weekend so they can go out with
their friends and get over it. Others however prefer an early week breakup
so they can try to forget about it over the workweek. You should know your
girlfriend well enough to decide which would be best for her.
Make sure you breakup in a neutral spot. To reduce how awkward the
breakup will be, it is a good idea not to do it at your apartment. Public
places such as parks and restaurants are good choices because they allow
your soon to be ex-girlfriend a chance to leave whenever she wants without
feeling overly embarrassed.
Breakup face to face. A personal breakup will not only drive the point home
better, it also shows a level of maturity on your part. It is probably the
hardest way to end a relationship, but it better allows the two of you to
remain friends because of the respect it shows for your ex-girlfriend.
Explain your decision. She deserves to know why you are ending the
relationship. Make sure to be thorough enough to leave any doubts out of
her mind, but make sure that you don't go into too much detail.
Make sure you stick to your guns. You have obviously put a lot of thought
into your decision to breakup with your girlfriend, so you need to make sure
to stand by your decision. There may be tears shed on both sides, but that
is no excuse to restart a failed relationship.
Tips & Warnings
Be respectful to her. She deserves all of the information surrounding your
Save her feelings. Do not turn the breakup into a battle. It should be simple and
devoid of conflict.
Do not reverse your decision. Taking back the breakup will only make things
worse down the road.
Keep your temper. Both parties can become defensive during a break up and it
is easy to say things you do not mean in anger.