Gentlemen: How NOT to End a Relationship

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I've witnessed so many seemingly beautiful relationships come to an end over the years. It's truly sad, but it also reminds me how lucky I am to have found my ride or die so early on. Has your love started fading away, and you're wondering how to end a relationship in the most humane way possible? Here are a few tips on how NOT to finish it, gentlemen!

1. Start antagonizing or ghosting your partner in the hopes that you anger them enough to break up with you. You're going to have to man up here and be honest with your partner about your feelings.

2. I don't know who needs to hear this, but breaking up with someone via text, email, or social media is not OK! The most respectful way to end a relationship is face-to-face, or over a phone call if there's no other choice.

3. Breaking up with anyone right before (or on) a significant date like his or her birthday, Valentine's Day, Christmas Day, or Thanksgiving is never, ever cool!

4. Breaking up in a public place is a no-no. It's not fair for anyone to be forced into this emotionally vulnerable position.

Do you have any crazy breakup stories to share? Tweet me @lorenridinger.