If you want to break-up with someone, the easiest (and the safest) way, is to tell him or her, straight up.
If, however, you want to lose him/her in a matter of days, without going through the break-up talk, or you worry about being seen as a failure for ending things, or worse, you fear your partner will not accept your decision or beg you to take him/her back, take a breather.
Here are some sure-shot, wacky (and not-so-wacky) ways to break up with him/her, without hurting his/her feelings. Well almost, because, with these tips, you can actually get him/her to break up with you! Just what you wanted, isn't it?
1. Freak him/her out on social media
Here's how - start liking every post; comment on these posts with a plethora of emoticons; comments should be on these lines: 'OMG I love this <3'.
Now, start sharing this video and tag his/her friends.
2. Invade his/her laptop/ phone/ iPod
He/she will get furious!
|3. Don't carve out time for him/her, make plans with others|
In a working relationship, people take out time for each other, because they like each other and enjoy spending time together. But your situation is different. So, always stay busy - work late, run lots of errands, hang out with co-workers, friends and family.
4. Start a blog about your relationship and give all details
|5. Flirt with others|
This is something any man/woman will absolutely despise, for obvious reasons. This could escalate and cause some pretty heated exchange, so be careful. The trick is to flirt subtly, so you can deny it when he/she brings it up and say you were 'just being friendly'.
1. Avoid phone calls, texting, Whatsapping
|2. Say nothing|
When you do talk to him/her, have nothing to say. Let him/her steer the conversation. When out with friends or in group, talk to everyone else, but him or talk to everyone else, before you turn to him/her. This is one not-so-subtle sign that'll have them wondering if they're the right fit for you.
3. Don't say 'I love you', 'I miss you'
4. Bye-bye physical affection, hello dirty
5. Criticize, complain
If none of these work, you can still buy him/her a box of chocolates and a self-help book on being newly single.
Whatever you do, don't text him/her, "I'm sorry honey, I can't. Don't hate me." You much rather send him/her a balloon saying, "I'm breaking up with you" - keeping it pretty and brief.