I got engaged to my boyfriend at my sister’s wedding after party. He proposed to me in front of my friends and family members. Everyone was excited about it but me. The thing is, I don’t want to get married to him and I only accepted his proposal because I didn’t want to disappoint him or embarrass him in front of all those people. How do I break my engagement without breaking his heart?
Well, there are three things here: first, you need some balls to face your fiancé and break off the engagement. Second, you can’t break an engagement without breaking his heart unless you had no real feelings for each other. Third, you have to be ready for some backlash from your fiancé, family, friends and even co-workers.
The good news is that the only person you owe an explanation is your fiancé…period! Don’t let anyone else interrogate you or make you feel any more guilty than you already do. So here’s how you can break your engagement.
Write him a note
Before you jump down our throats for suggesting this idea, hear us out first. Write him a note explaining to him why you no longer want to be engaged to him. It doesn’t matter what your reason is as long as you are honest with him and with yourself.
So if you’ve decided to become a nun because you want to live a life of celibacy then go ahead and write that. After he’s read the note, call him up and organize to meet with him face to face. Clarify anything he wants to know and give him closure.
Write him an email