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How To Break Up With A Girl

Whether it’s a longterm girlfriend, a woman you’ve just started dating, or even a f-buddy, not being an idiot about it will save both of you lots of trouble.

By Anna Davies

How To Break Up With A Woman

If you’re ready to call it quits with your girlfriend or even one of your friends with benefits, you’ll save both of you a lot of trouble if you know what you’re doing. The thing is, most guys have no idea what they’re doing when it comes time to break up with a girl. And so I, as a woman with plenty of experience in both aforementioned relationship roles, am going to share the break-up techniques that result in the fewest number of hard feelings, public outbursts, and restraining orders.

How To Break Up With a Girl - emailMethod: Sending her an email
Appropriate For: A woman you’ve been dating for no more than a few weeks

According to relationship expert and psychologist Megan Fleming, the email should contain two passages: One that thanks her for the time you’ve spent together and the opportunity to get to know her. And another that mentions something non-physical that you like about her. Fill out the rest with how you’re not ready for a serious relationship and send it off. That way when she forwards it to her friends — and she will — they’ll respond with something like, “Well, you don’t want to be with a guy who’s allergic to relationships anyway, so this is for the best!”