I need to break up with my boyfriend, but I need some advice on how.
October 26, 2008 9:47 AM Subscribe
How do I break up with my boyfriend?
posted by giggleknickers to Human Relations (27 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend and I have been together for over five years and living together for four. He is the absolute sweetest boy, and sometimes I can't believe how good he is to me. He is very attached to me, constantly hugging me and stuff. If I'm out all day, he tells me how he missed me once I get back.
Unfortunately, over the past six months, I just don't feel like I'm in love with him anymore and I just don't want to be with him anymore. I hoped it would pass, but it's not looking like it.
He has only had one serious girlfriend before me and I know he was suicidal when she broke up with him.
I've never been dumped myself, so I just want some advice on how to minimize the hurt as much as possible. I don't know what to say, what not to say, what to do, what not to do. I keep hearing that "Let's be friends," is one of the worst things you can say (though I can't understand why apart from the cliché factor), so I guess that's out?
He is having a hard time financially at the moment, and moving out and getting a new apartment can be expensive, so I would like to give him some money. Is that acceptable?
Gah, just some advice, please. I'm feeling nauseous from the guilt here. I care about him so much.