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So many people will not even pick up the phone anymore. A lot of people just email instead of picking up the phone.When it comes down to breaking up -- really discussing the relationship and the really important issues -- you should never do it via email or text.I can't imagine if something broke up with me via text.I don't think I'd ever be able to talk to them again, or even look them in the eye.When you do end the relationship, do so in person or by phone, if the relationship is long-distance.
You owe it to them to be 100 percent honest about how you're feeling and where you're at so that they can have closure.
She didn't even go into detail in the email about it -- it was a short three sentence email basically saying that the relationship wasn't working for her anymore. What are the rules nowadays -- that you break up with someone via text message if you're dating under a year, and you break up with someone via email if you've been dating longer than a year?
Another friend of mine was in a relationship with someone for nine months. The text message that my friend sent said simply, "I don't think this is working out, and I think we should stop seeing each other." That was it. He didn't even have the guts to pick up the phone and call this person he said that he loved. I remember how bad I thought it was when the story broke a few years ago that Sylvester Stallone had broken up with someone via a letter he sent Fed Ex.
What does it take these days to get a face-to-face breakup ... Do you need to have been dating for more than two years to warrant this treatment?
What do you have to do for someone to feel they "owe" you the courtesy of a face-to-face talk or at least a live phone call when they break up with you?
Going into the conversation unprepared may encourage you to postpone a necessary conversation and it might not give your partner reasons why the relationship is ending.