The Dos and Don’ts of Breaking Up

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Don’t Make it About the Other

It’s a cliché for a reason: “It’s not you, it’s me,” is a good strategy for being honest about why you’re leaving while simultaneously decreasing the chance of an argument popping off. Focus on how the relationship makes you feel — not on listing every single thing they’ve ever done to upset you. You’re already leaving, right? There’s no need to be mean about it.

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