10 Ways to End a Relationship with Tact

There are three ways to end a relationship, tactfully, dramatically, or going ghost.  Needless to say the last two ways are the least recommended, but unfortunately the way most relationships end.

Whether you dated someone for 60 days, six months, or were in a relationship for decades, the decision to end a relationship is painful. Depending on the circumstances, sometimes it’s tempting to want to hurt your ex as a way of validating your anger and sadness. The immediate urge to protect your wounded ego can cause you to lose perspective and say or do things you might regret when your anger abates.

So, regardless of how much anguish you feel, please try to keep your dissolution dignified.  The more ethical you act the better you will feel.  The faster you shed the shroud of negativity from the breakup the faster you will heal and move on.

Here are 10 ways to gracefully end your relationship:

Be civil

Strive to be kind and respectful in-person and through your written correspondence. Avoid being spiteful or passive aggressive.

You CAN handle the truth

The truth always finds a way of rising to the surface. You would not want your ex spreading lies about you; don’t be tempted to distort the truth.

No negative vibes