Amicable breakup - how not to make it suck any more than it does
August 2, 2014 10:13 PM Subscribe
I haven't navigated a breakup in a while
now. Please share your breakup wisdom and help me to try and keep everything the best it can be in the circumstances.
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (24 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
So, my SO of seven years and I have decided that we're going to break up, which is the right thing to do but hurts like hell. We've lived together for several of those years, and so it's going to be a long, tough process breaking up.
Since the decision I've swung wildly between wanting to beg him to try and make it work, and wanting to get out there in the world and screw everything on two legs. These two approaches, I am aware, may not be the most mature I can muster up.
So, people who have been through this. Help me. What ground rules can I set myself during this godawful time to help me not make it godawfuler.