Before embarking on the adventure that is “Dumping” spare a moment to pay homage to all of the women who have gone before you. They were the true pioneers, and it is to them that we owe thanks for the following ways to dump your boyfriend.
1. NO REASON FOR DUMPING SHOULD EVER BE DISMISSED AS TOO SHALLOW.
Don’t stay in a relationship simply because you feel you lack sufficient justification to end it. You don’t need to have a good reason to leave – you only need to tell others you had one.
2. DON’T BE AFRAID TO LEAVE BEFORE YOU’VE LINED UP A REPLACEMENT.
If you feel that you can’t dump a guy until another one is waiting in line, you might end up postponing the dump for month or even years. After all, jumping from guy to guy can be quite messy, because there is usually some overlap.
3. DON’T BROADCAST YOUR PLANS.
The future ex-boyfriend should not be the last person to find out that he’s being dumped. If you need a sounding board, talk to one or two very close friends. To be on the safe side, I advise choosing one in another country.
4. DO IT YOURSELF.
Don’t try to force him to break up with you. It’s cowardly and manipulative, and just downright mean. Besides, no one should be under the impression that “he” dumped “you”. Unless your social standing be adversely affected.
5. DON’T PROLONG THE AGONY.
Dumping a guy is not unlike waxing your legs. In both cases, you’re getting rid of something unwanted and it hurts like heck, but if it’s done in slow motion, it’s a form of torture.
6. DON’T WING IT.
A good break-up doesn’t just happen. It is planned with the same attention to detail as any other life altering ceremony. How, when, where, what to say and of course, what to wear. All should be considered very carefully.
7. HONESTY IS NOT ALWAYS THE BEST POLICY.
The future ex-boyfriend doesn’t need to know, for example, that you’re having an affair. There is a time and place for such confessions. Such information will only hurt the future ex-boyfriend gratuitously. The explanation you give him should have a whiff of honesty, but not always the total truth.
8. DON’T LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN.
If you are certain you want to be rid of him forever, it’s unfair to give him false hope. Even if you think that there is a possibility that you may change your mind in the future. He may be more inclined to get back together with you if you did not put him through an ugly on-again-off-again break up.
9. NEVER LOSE SIGHT OF THE “PR” ASPECTS.
When you initiate a rupture, your ever action – before, during and after the break up can become good fodder for the gossip mill, particularly is the dumpee is heart broken or glut for revenge. Even before you dump him, you must start thinking like a spin doctor: “How can I play this in a way that won’t harm, and might actually enhance my reputation?
10. REMEMBER: “FOR EVERY MILE OF ROAD, THERE IS TWO MILES OF DITCH.”
Think about that for a moment.