The Dos and Don’ts of Breaking Up

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Do Give Them Time to Talk

It’s their relationship, too, and they deserve closure as much as you do. So after you’ve gotten out what you want to say, let them ask you any lingering questions. If they get upset, silence can be your best defense because engaging by defending your feelings and decision will just make things harder. Let them finish, then wish them well, say goodbye and leave.

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