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How to End a Relationship

Marlene Alphonse
It can be very hard to end a relationship, as both of you have seen bright and dark side of life together. But there comes a time, when a relationship has to be called off, due to various reasons...
No relationship would prosper when either of the partners remains unhappy for a prolonged period of time. You have done everything you can, but find that it's not helping any more.
Sometimes it is better to part ways rather than drag the relationship to a point where either of you becomes too embarrassed to continue. One of the most difficult tasks is letting go of the relationship that you have cherished for so long. Though it may hurt a lot, you have to let go of it finally.

Ending a Relationship with Someone You Love

Ending a relationship or breaking up with someone you love, after all those wonderful years, can be one of the toughest struggles you'll ever go through. You may think about the time and love you've invested in the relationship for that person.
Being the person ending the relationship can be more painful than being on the receiving end. You may go through a roller-coaster of emotions. Here are a few tips on how to discontinue a relationship.
  • If you want to end a relationship, do it in person rather than breaking up via an sms or email or even over the phone. Respect that person even if you want to break-up.
  • Be honest on why you want to break-up and don't turn it into a blame-game, as it may lead to more arguments and discussions.
  • Choose an appropriate place to break the news. Avoid crowded places in case there could be a scene. Look for a location where you can be assured of privacy, as tears and tantrums are bound to follow.
  • Give your partner a chance to express his feelings and his take on the break-up. This would help both of you as you've given a chance to clarify issues.
  • Try to control your emotions and feelings. Tears and depression are bound to follow but you need to take it in your stride and remember that time is the best healer.

How to End a Relationship Without Hurting

Though it's not possible to end a relationship without causing the other person a degree of hurt, you can at least reduce the impact. Here are a few ways for ending a relationship
  • Talk to each other on why you want to end the relationship. It should be a mutual decision and things should be sorted out amicably.
  • Learning to control your temper will be a good option. Remember screaming and getting angry at each other may only make matters worse. It's okay to cry and get upset if you feel miserable, but don't mess up a delicate situation or create a scene as it will not help.
  • Be humble and accept your mistake if you are wrong. If the other person is at fault, then explain it to him in a gentle manner rather than being harsh.
  • Provide reasons for your break-up, rather that letting the other person wonder what went wrong.

Breaking Up on Good TermsBreaking Up on Good Terms

It's not easy to end a relationship that has seen so many happy times. If you really want to end a relationship the least you can do is to end it with a sense of dignity. Use these tips discontinuing the relationship on a positive note.
  • Make up your mind if you want to end the relationship. Be firm in your decision and don't have any wavering thoughts.
  • Take time to think and also analyze whether you really want to break-up and on what grounds are you giving up the relationship.
  • Meet your partner and settle any unsolved concerns or issues that you've had, before breaking up so that you don't harbor any bitter feelings towards each other.
Though we have given a few ways to end relationships, avoid the circumstances resorting to a break-up. Nothing hurts worse than a broken heart. Though you may move ahead, you will always feel that person's absence. Talk and sort all the differences between both of you. Who knows you may even amend your mistakes and rediscover the joy of being together again.