Breaking up is hard to do — but not if you follow the rules
By Kelly Marcella
The sad reality of most relationships is that sooner or later
they inevitably come to an end.
With that in mind, it seems as though the way in which people
decide to end their respective relationships has spiralled
farther and farther down into disgrace and disrespect. Have
people completely forgotten that there is a certain etiquette
that should be followed when breaking up? So, without further
adieu, a list to make sure those breakup badasses do it right.
1. The Avoidance Breakup. While many people often feel it
is simply easier to avoid any sort of conflict, these creeps
that take the low road in no way deserve to be in relationships
in the first place. Completely disrespectful, tactless and
disgusting — these people should forever be branded with
their own ‘scarlet letter.’
2. The e-mail/Note/Letter Breakup. Yes, university students
are often praised for their writing skills, but in the case
of breakups, leave your poetic stylings at home.
3. The Online Breakup. Online chatting has permeated our society
to the point where failures in MSN Messenger often lead to
nervous breakdowns. This means that serious conversations should
not take place in a format that has completely degenerated
all form of articulate communication into a series of ridiculous
4. The Phone Call Breakup. Phone calls allow for more personal
human interaction, but should only be resorted to if your significant
other is too far to reach in person.
5. The In-Person Breakup. Any person with respect for their
soon-to-be ex, or even their own integrity, should remember
that you at least need to face the person you are breaking
up with. It’s the only fair approach to an often sticky