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Graceful Way to Break Up With Someone

Group Therapy: What Is the Most Graceful Way to Break Up?

This question is from a Group Therapy post in our TrèsSugar Community. Add your advice in the comments!

I've been seeing a guy I met online for about two months. We both have jobs that require a good bit of travel to different states so we've only had about four real, lengthy dates but he's the type to call me every other day or send a long email.

While I've been seeing him I've also been seeing other guys, but I really get the feeling I am the only one he's been seeing from many of the things he's said.


I truly think he's a lovely person, but feel absolutely no spark! He has gone away again and phoning would be long distance. He won't be back for about two weeks and as things are escalating with another guy I'm seeing I really need to break it to him. I need the help from my fellow sugars to figure out the classiest way to break it to him. I would like to remain friends and end this with grace.

Would it be absolutely tacky and impersonal to break things off over email? Over the course of the past two months we've actually used it as our main way of communicating and I feel I could well articulate my feelings. On the other hand, the trip he is on is a family vacation and I fear my email would ruin an otherwise great trip. Would it be better to wait to see him in person? He seems to have something big planned for a few days after he returns. I'd hate to ruin a nice date he'd planned with my bad tidings.

How would you break it off with him?

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