The Dos and Don’ts of Breaking Up

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Don’t Give False Hope

It may be easier to tell your soon-to-be ex that there’s a chance you can work things out, but don’t say it if it’s not true. Be firm, kind and consistent in your message: “This is over.” Any ambiguity or expressions of lingering love will give them hope, and that will only hurt more later.

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