Similarly, if you’re in a relationship that used to work but has now turned rancid because one of you has moved or changed or cheated, you can’t go back. Breaking up is as important a skill as any other part of dating. The world’s too small a place, and you’re too big a person, so don’t even think about it. .” and no, it isn’t okay to say, “I feel you’re a rat.” This approach is okay only if you follow up with something about yourself, like, “I feel neglected when you work weekend after weekend.” (Of course, if you had been able to say this when you were feeling it, the relationship might not be beyond redemption at this point.) If you’re specific now, at least both of you can look at the data as dispassionately as possible rather than feeling that either of you failed.
However, you can evaluate if there is anything your partner can offer that has value to you and anything that you’re willing to offer to get it. If not, it’s time to do that grown-up thing and break up without bloodshed or nastiness. Now the goal is to end it with the minimum blood loss, nastiness, and pain. When a relationship is over, the “why” is less relevant than the “how” — how are we both going to walk away and be able to live our lives without scars or regrets?
Because there are only the two of you, it’s logical that you will decide, heroically of course, to make it all your fault, even though you know it’s not true: “You’re too good for someone like me,” “I don’t deserve you,” — both of which mean you want out now. If the two of you are specific, you’ll know what went wrong and what, perhaps, either of you could do differently next time.
Or you could blame your partner: “You never loved me enough,” “You cared more about your work than you did me,” “You’ve never really gotten over your first love,” “You’ve put on weight, lost hair, gotten moody. The why may be lost in the mists of time or be a proper subject for therapy, but when you’re going your separate ways, getting stuck in the past feels incredibly painful.
the whole shape has changed.” ― David Levithan, tags: breaking-up, breakups, dating, finding-yourself, fresh-starts, letting-go, love, loving-yourself, moving-on, new-beginnings, not-settling, positive-thinking, relationships, self-improvement, the-end, the-single-woman tags: breaking-up, breakups, broken-heart, broken-hearted, broken-hearted-quotes, love, love-at-first-sight, love-hurts, lovers, lovers-love-story, lovers-quarrels-lovers, lovers-sadness, moving-on, passion, stories, truths “Two words. Your co-workers askif everything's okay and you tell themyou're just tired. And they're trying to smile.” ― Richard Siken tags: breaking-up, breakup, breakups, compromise, human, humans, inspiration, inspirational, inspirational-quotes, love, motivation, motivational, motivational-quotes, philosophy, respect, respectable, respected, respectful, respecting, respecting-others, respecting-yourself, self-respect, wisdom, wisdom-quotes “If you have to speculate if someone loves you and wants to be with you, chances are they don't. How in the world am I going to be able to reject that? Seriously, it's like turning Brad Pitt down for a date. At this point, we can choose let go and endure the intense pain of leaving behind the familiar to make way for a new chapter in our life.
The girl who could actually do it should win an award for idiot of the century.” ― Colleen Houck, “You put me through hell. Or we can stay and suffer a low-grade pain that slowly eats away at our heart and soul, like an emotional cancer.
And people breaking up with each other over texts now?
So you definitely have to have a strong intellectual connection as well.
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When you finally decide to make the break, how do you actually go about doing it? All you have to do to be dignified is to be specific about your feelings without laying blame. Sometimes, a perfectly good relationship is a perfectly good relationship only for a while.
The first temptation to be avoided is the need to blame somebody or something. It doesn’t matter in the long run whose fault it is, and avoiding blame spares you both a lot of pain. That doesn’t mean it was bad, only that it wasn’t long-term.