By Edet Ikotiem
It’s no secret that ending a relationship without hurting someone can be a challenging process.
It’s normal to feel unsure of what to do when you’re in love with someone and want to break up. There are a lot of things to think about, such as what might occur in the future, how your partner will react once they learn the truth, and whether or not there is a chance for reconciliation.
We have some advice on what you should do before going too far if you have been having trouble with these issues yourself:
How to End Relationship Without Hurting
1. Allow yourself time to get ready.
•Prepare your remarks in advance. Make sure you are aware of your intentions because you should be ready for the other person to respond in one way or another. If you made a decision that has hurt someone else (for instance, if they feel betrayed), you cannot expect them to “get over it.”.
•Be ready for the other person’s response when breaking up with them, but wait to think too much about how upset they’ll be before telling them. Try not to think too much about how upset other people might be if there is enough time between telling them and saying goodbye—you want things done quickly and without drama!
2. If you still love your partner, ask yourself that question.
Finding out if you still love your partner is the next step. The relationship should be terminated if the response is negative.
Do you adore them?
•Would you like to spend more time with them later?
•Does being with YOU have less value than being with other people who can bring them happiness and provide for their needs in life (family, friends)?
•Are THEY still someone you want to spend time with on a regular basis, or do THEY have other priorities that matter more to YOU than maintaining a friendship or casual relationship that only arises when it is necessary?
3. Recognize that it’s fine to be on the fence about breaking up.
You might be unsure because you fear hurting yourself or your partner. Even though your partner’s actions have made it clear that they are not interested in continuing a relationship with anyone, you might be unsure because you don’t want to hurt them.
We all have the propensity to try to avoid pain at all costs, which is the problem. The best course of action in this situation is for both partners to talk about what happened and determine how they can move forward together in the best possible way without tainting any potential future ties.
4. Consider your speech, but stay away from a script.
The most crucial action you can take is to be open, honest, and vulnerable. Though you don’t have to say anything, try avoiding discussing your feelings and emotions. If you need some time to think before responding or if you want some distance, that’s acceptable.
Additionally, it’s critical that you speak the truth without letting fear stop you: if someone has wronged or injured another in a way that emotionally affects them, it’s crucial that you do not run from the situation by making excuses like “you should have known better” or “you deserved this.”.
“Take responsibility for letting something go too far without saying anything at all rather than justifying their behavior as acceptable because they were hurt by it themselves (which would make them feel even worse)! Ask them directly what they believe will work best for both parties involved if there are people in your life who can support each other through this process, whether they be friends or family members.
Sometimes the people who are closest to you know exactly what would make things easier between two people who care about one another deeply.
5. Be brutally honest about why you’re ending things, but do so in a gentle manner.
Be honest and direct if you must end things but don’t want to cause anyone any more suffering than is necessary. I’m sorry I haven’t been as accessible as I should have been lately, you could say. Or: “I understand that it’s difficult for me right now. But don’t just say, “I don’t love you anymore,” because that could come across as hurtful if they still have feelings for you.
A better approach would be to use this time as an opportunity for introspection, and even after it is over, continue communicating with them on a regular basis but less frequently. In this manner, they will have time to reflect on what transpired and, hopefully, comprehend why things turned out to be so challenging for the two of you.
6. Give your partner some room to respond.
Give your partner some time to consider what you have said before moving on. Try not to rush things, but you also don’t need to immediately end the relationship or stop bringing it up. Tell them they can talk about anything they want and ask any questions they have if you think it would be helpful for both of you.
In fact, sometimes letting go may be harder than staying together despite all challenges and difficulties being faced by both parties involved (and sometimes even outside forces). You might also think about letting them know that no matter how upset or angry they are with the situation, this doesn’t mean that things won’t get better between the two of you in time — it just means that now is not the time for reconciliation.
7. Remind them of their strengths and the attributes you believe a relationship or partner should have for them.
•Remind them of the traits and attributes you believe a relationship or a partner should have for them.
Both you and they should be aware of your own strengths. It can be challenging to recognize our positive traits when we are fixated on our flaws. Remembering this helps us move forward in life by remembering that we’re valuable in our own right—not just because someone else thinks so or wants something from us.
But if you take the time to consider your own positive traits, it will help you see that even though there may be some areas where improvement could be made (like communication), there are always more good things about us than bad ones too.
8. In particular, if you’re ending a relationship with someone because of their behavior or bad habits that need to change before anything else, take a moment before bringing up the subject of friendship.
If you’re breaking up with someone because of their behavior or bad habits, think twice before bringing up the subject of friendship right away. When it comes to breaking up with someone, two things should be kept in mind: 1) how your choice will impact them, and 2) whether or not you still want to be friends.
It might be best for both parties involved to end things so as not to hurt each other needlessly if you want them to be your friend but they don’t feel the same way about having one. The best course of action, however, might be to simply let go if neither party has any valid reason to be upset about their friendship ending (and things appear to be going well between them).
9. If you can, try to assist them in moving on and healing properly.
• Show compassion and encouragement. Don’t give up on this because it’s the most crucial thing you can do for yourself.
• Be truthful about your emotions. It’s OK if they don’t understand what happened or why they did something (it’s not their fault), so talk to them about it if you need to. The future will be easier for everyone involved just by being honest now.
•Avoid trying to make them feel guilty or bad about themselves; this will only make matters worse in the long run because it will lead to resentment rather than forgiveness and understanding, which would be much better for both parties involved in this situation when dealing with an ending relationship without hurting each other too deeply emotionally over something like cheating on someone else due to either side getting hurt so badly that both parties decide not to want any further contact. “.
Relationships should end amicably if possible.
A relationship must be ended amicably if possible. You can achieve that by using the following advice:.
•Think about what makes you happy, and then look for someone who values the same things as you do. Begin looking for them elsewhere if they aren’t present in your current relationship.
•Be honest about where things stand first; don’t let yourself get too comfortable before taking action (otherwise it might be too late). Don’t get into another relationship unless it’s going to be good for both of you—and even then, proceed with caution.
In actuality, ending a relationship is difficult. Then maybe your relationship won’t end up being one of those messy breakups where everything gets thrown into disarray if you’re willing to take the time and make sure you are ready for it. Overall, however, we hope that this post provided some guidance on how to end a relationship without hurting.