Sure, saying nothing at all is easy, but avoiding the subject doesn't do anyone any good.
We can try again.
It's probably not such a great idea to start telling your entire social circle via Facebook, or every girl in your school, that you and your ex are history.
One boyfriend, a politico, went full My Lai on me as he bolted for the jungle.
But neither of these approaches is the best one.
I feel like maybe this has run its course, and I'm so sorry that it has.
If he wishes his girlfriend shared more of his interests, go hiking or check out the new vegan cafe he was raving about with him.
If you don't want to be friends afterward, don't leave the door open for that possibility.
It's unlikely that you'll be met with much resistance, but you should give her a chance to say her piece before you say goodbye.
Knocking it out right before you dump her is a disastrous choice.
We reached out to 11 women and asked them to share the best way to end things so that the bandaid that is your relationship is ripped off as cleanly and as painlessly as possible.
I hope that this isn't too upsetting — it's nothing personal, and it would be great to be friends, maybe in the future.
Breakups follow the Geneva Conventions:
And all this time, you were going behind my back.
Changing your mind or your feelings about the other person is another.
Try to separate the members of the couple.