How To Break Up


Breaking up will always be something of a mess, but that’s not to overlook the far better or distinctively worse ways we might do it. One of the nicest moves is to stop trying to be ‘nice’ and to concentrate instead on the key ingredients of the good break up: directness, explanation, clarity and a lack of ambiguity.
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“The intensity and suffering exacted by a heartbreak depends not only on the core fact that we’ve been left; it also decisively depends on how we’ve been left. Our hurt can be hugely intensified when we’ve been left badly – just as it may be rendered a great deal more bearable when we are fortunate enough to have landed on a lover who has learnt the psychologically-rich art of mature break-ups.”


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