I’ve made up my mind that I want to break up with my boyfriend, but I don’t know how to do it. I thought about sending a text and telling him that way, but that would be really lame. Do I send an email or a letter? If I told him face-to-face, it would be so awkward—he’s going to feel hurt and rejected. I’m going to feel really bad, too. I don’t want to hurt him, but I want to do this the right way
First, you need to realize that breakups are never easy. They’re oftentimes difficult and uncomfortable. Now, think about how you would like to be treated in this situation. If he were going to break up with you, how would you feel about receiving a breakup text, email, or letter? Typically, it’s best to do the breakup in person. This way lines aren’t blurred, the door is open for closure, and you can settle everything right here, right now. Furthermore, this is the most respectful way to approach the breakup. They might not voice it at the time, but they’ll appreciate you talking to them in-person, versus sending them an email or a letter.