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One evening he joins his friends at a local pub, and bumps into a pretty, young woman, spilling her drink. He apologizes profusely and offers to replace the beverage. Until they remind him to play it cool. She shares about growing up in the city and her work.
As the evening progresses she shares about her struggles with depression and chronic anxiety. You really seem care. Tell me about yourself!
With sudden speed, she pushes him away and glowers with her icy blue eyes. Confused as to the sudden turn of events, John stumbles over his words. She grimaces, folds her arms, and turns away. John tries to reassure her by placing a hand on her shoulder. She brushes it off. All the other guys I date have left.
My dad left when I was young and most of my friends leave me at some point too. Even told him so. He thinks about them kissing, smiles, and drifts off to sleep. They head into the city for a concert with his friends. When they arrive John makes a round of introductions. One of his close childhood friends, Becca, is there. He hugs Becca and introduces her to his new girlfriend. The group roars in laughter. When John finds her in the hallway, she refuses to look at him.
I saw the way you flirted with her in there!
We grew up in diapers together. Where would you even get the idea I was into her? The girl he used to think could do no wrong is now an emotional vampire. She asks to see his text messages. Just like everyone else! John cares for her, but is worn out. Plus, what kind of man would break up with a girl who needs all the support and love she can get? Can you just listen to me for a second? Now you're both upset, and confused, and not listening to each other.
It's an emotional minefield, which is inevitable: Is it really necessary to tell her that you're getting bored in the relationship? These kinds of statements are cruel, no matter how truthful they may be. There's no need to make people feel bad about themselves when you're leaving them.
Let's try that again with a different approach. Shelby, I need to talk to you about something. I've been thinking about our relationship, and I'm concerned that I feel differently than I used to. I don't think it's going to work out between us. I am so sorry, and I want you to know this is hard for me too. It's going to be difficult to lose you, but I think we should break up.
How- I mean, why do you want to break up? I had no idea. I thought you were happy. I wish I'd brought it up earlier, but I feel like it's not fair to you to continue with something I'm not sure about.
Don't beat yourself up over it. It's just a feeling that I can't shake, and I'm sad that it had to be like this. This approach does a number of things right: Many people are averse to saying Sorry during a breakup, because they feel it's not a crime to end a relationship.
Well, it certainly isn't, but it's not meant as an apology. Here, the sorry is shorthand for "I'm sorry that we can't be together any longer, and that this hurts your feelings. I'm sorry because I'm a decent human being who cares about other people's feelings. It's tempting to fall back on glibness because you don't want to be emotionally honest, and have an uncomfortable conversation. But if you act breezy or nonchalant about the breakup, it's going to cause that much more pain to the other person who isn't nonchalant about it.
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We're not saying you have to fake a weeping fit, but don't suppress your own pain or sorrow about the situation. Most importantly, this approach doesn't place the blame on the other person, or trigger any of their insecurities.
You're framing this as your problem, as a feeling that you have about the relationship. That's not something she can argue with, or reasonably resent. Chances are, she'll accept it as peaceably as anyone would in that situation. Then, you can mourn the relationship appropriately, give each other back your favorite hoodies, and move on with your life.
Breaking Up When You've Been Dating For Over A Year The longer you've been dating, the rougher it is to let go of someone — not necessarily because of the relationship itself, but because the other person has dug themselves deeply into your life.
When you break up with your girlfriend of over a year, you're losing a lot of tiny things: You're not going to bounce back from this immediately, and that's okay. Expect the conversation to be messy and unpleasant. There will be tears. There might be yelling and most likely pleading and bargaining.
Through all of this, you need to keep your cool, which is why it's best to have a script of sorts before you go in. But be empathetic throughout — at least you've had time to get mentally used to the idea of breaking up.
Maybe she was planning your wedding, or the names you'd want for your kids. Either way, it behooves you to be as kind and considerate as possible. You'll never regret being gentle when you had the opportunity to be. That means doing all of what we've discussed previously. Sitting her down in a safe place, apologizing, explaining that something isn't working for you personally, and giving her time and space to respond on her own terms.
You don't have to do a post-mortem on the entire relationship: That's all you have to say. But in these situations, you might be met with resistance, which is perfectly natural. After all, it's not a two-date old relationship. She might want to talk about it. Breaking up might take more than one conversation, and you have to be prepared for that.
She's going to be resistant to the idea of losing you, and that means you have to approach the situation with tact and foresight. Don't make this mistake: I feel like breaking up is for the best. How can you say that? Do you want to throw away our entire relationship? All the things we went through together?
I can't bear this. Maybe down the line…who knows? So there could be a chance that we'll work things out? This is just for now. This is a high-pressure situation — you're under the pressure of managing somebody else's emotions, and you don't know what to say to make them feel better.
So you want to throw them a bone. Mitigate the breakup by saying that this is a temporary solution. It will probably help in the short term, but this is unfair to do to somebody and will come back to bite you in the long term.
All you're doing by keeping someone on the hook is postponing the inevitable.
How do you deal with somebody's emotions without giving them false hope? Remember, this is somebody you care a lot about. Reassure them that you care about them and that that won't change, regardless of your romantic feelings.
What she's reacting to is the sensation of loss — show her that it won't be as bad as she thinks right now. Sophia, I think we have to break up. It's not working, not like it used to. But you have to know that I care about you and your happiness. I'm not going to stop caring.
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I still have so much love for you. Then — you don't think that maybe in the future you could change your mind? Things would be different, I promise. We can try again. I think it would be too difficult for both of us. I'm not going to change my mind.
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This relationship didn't have legs, that's all. But I'm so glad that we had that time together. Here, you're showing your willingness to provide emotional support. She knows that you care about her feelings.