How to break up

A great piece by Petra Boynton in The Telegraph today on how to handle relationship break-up.

Breaking up is (usually) hard to do

Breaking up with someone can seem easy if the relationship is no longer what you want and your ex accepts that. Usually it is not so straightforward. People may linger in relationships because they don’t want to hurt their partner’s feelings, or because they hope things might improve. They may fear they’ll be labelled the ‘bad guy’ for ending the relationship or lose mutual friends. They may struggle to give up on something they’ve invested their time/emotions/finances in; or worry they’ll be seen as a failure for ending things. Some don’t want to be single, or are worried about the impact of separation on their children. Others are afraid their partner could self-harm or be violent if the relationship ends. Read more…


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