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8 Ways to Make a Classy Exit After a Breakup

By Dontaira Terrell
Posted On May 27, 2016
8 Ways to Make a Classy Exit After a Breakup

We all know breakups aren’t fun, or easy for that matter, but just because things didn’t end on good terms with your former sweetheart isn’t an excuse to handle things without style and grace. Regardless of the circumstance, you should NEVER allow anyone to keep you from holding your head held high at all times. In case you need a little guidance to help you maneuver through a bad breakup in the classiest way, then take a look at some of these quick pointers we’ve put together just for you!

Resist the Urge – Although the feelings are fresh, thoughts are running wild, and your heart is broken, stay away from keeping tabs on your ex. If you must delete him from social media, do not feel guilty about it. This is a good step in the right direction of leaving the past exactly where it belongs, in the past.

Don’t Let ‘Em See You Sweat – Blasting your ex-lover or spilling the beans of the breakup on social media presents an image of bitterness, resentment, and anger. With modern technology at our fingertips, this may seem like the appropriate course of action but we assure you, it will more than likely make matters worse.

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Say NO to The Rebound – Before jumping back into any type of relationship whether it is serious or casual, take time to work through your feelings and heal your broken heart. Having someone to fall back on is great for the moment, but will it really be worth it in the long haul?

Keep it Cute – If things did not end on good terms and someone asks what happened between the two of you, there isn’t a need to bad mouth him. Instead of explaining the ins and outs of what really went down, keep your answer simple and sweet.

Benefit of the Doubt – You owe it to your partner to break things off face to face or at the very least a phone call – especially if you are the one who is ready to end it. If you’re not quite sure how to handle things, by all means, don’t consistently ignore your significant other or go cold turkey. A mature conversation should be had in order to end things on proper terms.

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Photo Credit: Shutter Stock

Rule of Thumb – You should not stay in constant contact with your ex’s network of family and friends in order to stay connected to his life. Not only will it make it harder on you but for them as well.

 Avoid Breakup Sex – Whatever you do, do not fall into this trap before officially ending things. As we all know, “one last time” can generally lead to several more times and before you know it, you are once again involved in a back and forth love rollercoaster. Sexual intimacy does not bring about closure, it only adds further fuel to the fire with confusion and misleading emotions.

Let it Go – Find comfort in knowing that going through a breakup is a time to self-reflect on past mistakes, grow from the experience, and learn from the lesson it was intended to teach you. Possibly to prepare you for something better and greater the next time around.