Start with empathy by acknowledging the other person's feelings and perspective.

Breakup Etiquette

Use "I" statements to express your own feelings and needs instead of blaming the other person.


Avoid using hurtful or attacking language during the conversation.

Avoid Attack

Listen actively to the other person's perspective without interrupting.

Be honest and direct about your reasons for ending the relationship in a compassionate and respectful manner.

Be Honest

Take responsibility for your part in the breakup and any hurt or pain you may have caused.

Take responsibility

End the relationship positively by expressing gratitude for the time spent together.


Avoid making promises you can't keep and give the other person space to process their emotions.

Avoid promises

Seek support from friends, family, or a therapist during this emotionally challenging time.


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Practice self-care, avoid badmouthing your ex on social media, and allow yourself to grieve and process your emotions at your own pace.