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Ways to Break Up With Your Girlfriend

unfaithful cheating wifeWays to Break Up With Your Girlfriend
By Tigress Luv, The Breakup Guru

break up with girlfriend The first thing to know, before you learn the ways to break up with your girlfriend, is the preparation of the moment. You do not want to do anything spur of the moment and without thinking it out thoroughly first. So there are also questions to ask before ending a relationship! Like, am I sure I want to do this?

1) Always be prepared for a scene! Do not break up with her in a public place. Find a place that is quiet and where you two can be alone. Of all the ways to end relationships, breaking up in a restaurant or club is the least tactful way imaginable. Your soon-to-be-ex-girlfriend may cry uncontrollably, beg you to change your mind, or even make a scene by yelling at you, calling you names, or throwing a dish of linguine in your lap then following it with a glass of red wine over your head.

2) Stay sober! If you want to truly find the best ways to break up with your girlfriend, being drunk at the time is not one of them. You must remain level-headed and of sound mind and body.

3) Be respectful! Treat her with dignity. You are the one inflicting the pain here, so make sure that you do it in the least hurtful way that you possibly can. If you need to let yourself be the 'bad one', just to save her ego, by all means do it. I'm sure you weren't perfect, anyway, right? When searching for ways to break up with your girlfriend you have to understand that rejection hurts, and that by ending the relationship you are rejecting her as a woman. How much damage do you think that will do to her ego and self-esteem? Quite a lot, so try to soften the blow and treat her with respect and dignity.

4) Make sure you are SURE you want to end the relationship! Don't burn your bridges and then decide you want to do a u-turn and go back. There are many ways to break up with your girlfriend but sometimes, there aren't any ways to get her back after you ripped her world apart. Most of the time, once a relationship is over, it is over. Are there any questions to ask yourself before ending the relationship with her? Yes, this is a big - and permanent step - so make sure you have resolved to the fact that the relationship is over.

5) Don't leave any loose ends. Before you even attempt to end the relationship make sure that you have all your belongings back, and that she does, too. You do not want to leave the possibility of any reason for contact open.

6) Watch your timing! You do not want to destroy someone who is going through a difficult time in their own life, such as dealing with a family member's illness, cramming for a final exam, etc. Or break someone's heart when it is about time for them to celebrate their birthday, or it is just a few days away from Valentine's Day or Christmas. Don't be a jerk about your timing. It can wait a few more days or weeks, can't it?

7) State clearly that you are breaking up with her. Don't hem and haw, don't beat around the bush, and don't hope that if you just 'taper' off from contact with her that the relationship will dissolve on its own. As a matter of fact, the less you are in her life, the more she feels attached to you by longing for you during your absence. That's one trick people use to get their ex to come back to them! This one is the least likely to be successful of all the ways to end relationships. Hoping you two can just drift apart will most likely backfire on you.

8) Don't point fingers. The relationship isn't working. You both suck. Period. One of the worse ways to break up with your girlfriend is to make a list to the woman you are breaking up with of all her faults, flaws, or where she went wrong. This gives her the impression that the relationship can be saved if she can just work on fixing those things about her that you don't like. There is no closure to be had on her part when she holds hope that she can get back together with you if she can only do 'this' differently or change 'that' about herself.

9) Stop all contact. There is no need for late night booty calls. There is no need to hug her and kiss her passionately good-bye. Just end the relationship and then stay out of her life. If you choose to remain friends, that's fine, but only do so after the feelings of grief or jealousy are over. Wait this period out before you come in contact with each other again. Don't make a point of being anywhere where you know she may be, unless you can't avoid it, such as work or school. But you don't have to go to the same clubs, or parties, or restaurants as the woman you just broke up with. That is just in bad taste. Let her have time to mend - without you in the picture.

10) If she contacts you, do not respond. Each time you respond you will only be encouraging her and that will result in prolonging her heartache, and delaying her breakup recovery time. Be firm, be direct.

11) And lastly, be prepared to doubt your decision to break up. Especially if she seems to take the breakup fairly casually, doesn't bother to try to talk you out of it, or never attempts to contact you or see you again. This is her way of turning the rejection back onto you; and it is by the very fact of being rejected by someone do we lose our ego. This loss of ego makes us feel like we want her back in our good graces, so we can again feel good about ourselves. That is why the best selling books are ones on 'how to win an ex back'...because people cannot stand rejection, and it is even especially harder if the person who is rejecting you is someone you look up to, admire, love and respect. Remember those questions to ask before ending a relationship with your girlfriend, before you follow these ways to break up with your girlfriend? I hope you asked yourself them! Can this relationship be saved before I breakup? Is there hope to salvage the damage of past wrongs? Is there outside sources that we might get help as a couple from? Can she change? Can I?

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