6 Worst Ways To Break Up With Someone

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Post-It notes, email blasts and four other spineless ways to call it quits.

3. In Writing (via Post-It Note or otherwise). On a now-famous episode of Sex and the City, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) finds herself being dumped by Berger (Ron Livingston), her boyfriend of several weeks, via a Post-It note. Now, we understand that in many situations, it's easier to put things in writing than to say them out loud. But when it comes to dumping, it's just not fair to go this route; because, in the end, you do more than take yourself out of the relationship, you take away something else that's just as bad—the other person's right to express the hurt and anger they might feel toward you for breaking their heart. Sex And The City II Plot Predictions

4. Having Someone Else Do It For You. On the same episode of Sex and the City (yes, there was much wisdom to be gleaned from this one), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) shares a story of how one of her exes broke up with her in a manner rarely seen outside of sixth-grade classrooms: through someone else. As Miranda explains it: "I once was broken up with by a guy's doorman. 'I'm sorry Ms. Hobbs, Jonathan won't be coming down. Ever.'" Seriously, unless you're in grade school, deliver the news yourself.

5. Evaporating. A boy we know explained why this tactic is so popular amongst male daters. "Because it's easy. You just stop calling or answering the phone and your problem is solved." We don't have to explain to you why this is stupid or why even a Post-It note is a more sensitive way to cut things off. You already know. Dumping may be lousy, but it beats disappearing any day of the week. Breakups To Make You Laugh and... Cringe

6. Making The Other Person So Miserable They Dump You. Some people, so afraid of delivering the dumping speech, would rather drive the other person to dump them than say the words themselves. Typical behaviors might include: cheating, berating, yelling, or pretty much anything else Kate Gosselin has done to her soon-to-be-ex-husband, Jon. It might seem tempting to go this route, particularly if you're afraid of confrontation, but keep in mind: just because you push the other person to say the words doesn't mean you're innocent. In fact, you're guilty of causing more pain with this method than if you would have just said, "We're over." And the worst part? It doesn't always work. Your other half may never dump you, and the two of you will be stuck together forever in the passive-aggessive hell your relationship has become.

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