As the song goes, “breaking up is hard to do.” It’s not always easy to break up with someone, or to be on the receiving end of a breakup. This is especially true if that person has time and emotions invested in your relationship and the decision is not mutual. There are ways to avoid hurt feelings, resentment, anger and possible retaliation. Some ways are worse than others. The important thing is to do it with respect and dignity, or you’ll end up looking like the fool in the end. Here are our top 11 worst ways to break up with someone.
The worst thing you can do to break off with someone is to simply disappear and ignore them. This is a term referred to as Ghosting in dating lingo. Unless they’ve posed some threat to your safety and well-being, no matter which way you deem fit to do it, tell them. Don’t just disappear, block their number, block them on Facebook and keep them wondering what went wrong and where did you go? That is not only inconsiderate, it’s downright cruel. After all, you must have had some feelings for this person at some point, no matter how long or short the relationship was. If it was a couple of dates from a dating site you met on, then at least let them know you’re not interested. That will save you the worry that they may be on the hunt to track you down. It will also give the other person closure that it wasn’t working out for you.