How To Break Up Without Getting Bruised

2015 seems to be the year of the break up, One Direction has devastated tweens everywhere by announcing that they are going to spend the year apart following their own dreams. Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards split up after a whirlwind X Factor romance, Zayn Malik broke fan’s hearts by leaving One Direction earlier in the year.  Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have shocked fans by breaking up and even Kermit The Frog and Miss Piggy have called it a day on their long lasting romance.

Breaking up in the lime light is more difficult than for us everyday folk simply because everybody is watching every step they make.  Some manage to break up in a sophisticated manner like Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin who announced their, ‘concious uncoupling’, a while back.  While others like Katie Price and Peter Andre have never resolved their differences and seek to humiliate each other whenever the opportunity arises.

Let’s face it breaking up is difficult, whether you are the one who does the dumping or you have been dumped, it causes heartache and issues where shared friends are concerned. Here are a few tips that won’t make breaking up any easier but will help you to find a way to end an unhappy relationship respectably.

  1. Make sure that you are certain that your relationship has reached breaking point.
  2. Break up in person (don’t be a cowardly celebrity and use text messaging or social media).
  3. Be calm and give warning by saying that good phrase, ‘We need to talk’.
  4. Explain how it is the relationship that is not working and don’t make it too personal.
  5. Give time to talk it through then part amicably (hopefully).
  6. Put distance between you and don’t be tempted to go back out with each other as it will all end in disaster.
  7. Go shopping and buy that Star Wars T-Shirt she wouldn’t let you wear.
  8. Spend your time with your friends.
  9. Date again only when you are ready.
  10. When you bump into her, smile and say hello and be amicable.

There is no real advice to help a break up to be less painful but as the clichés say, ‘Time will heal’, and, ‘There are pleanty of fish in the sea’.

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