Unfortunately, not all couples can adhere to the “And they lived happily ever after!” scenario. Oftentimes, we break up, for one reason or another.

If you and your partner are heading towards this unfortunate stage in your relationship, we want to help make the process as stress-free as possible.

Don’t Be Silent About Your Decision For Too Long.

If You’ve No Intention Of Getting Back Together, Try To Avoid Contact With Your Ex.

Break The News To Your Partner In Person.

Don’t Blame Your Partner For The Failed Relationship.

Speak Directly About Your Feelings.

Don’t Blackmail Your Partner, And Don’t Give In To Blackmail.

If You’ve Decided To Leave For Good, Don’t Talk About A Temporary Separation.

Show Your Gratitude.

Illustrated by Anna Syrovatkina