Three important rules for breaking up: Don’t put off breaking up when you know you want to. Prolonging the situation only makes it worse. Tell him honestly, simply, kindly, but firmly. Don’t make a big production. Don’t make up an elaborate story.This will help you avoid a big tear-jerking scene. If you want to date other people, say so. Be prepared for the boy to feel hurt and rejected. Even if you’ve gone together for only a short time and haven’t been too serious, there’s still a feeling of rejection when somebody says she prefers the company of others to your exclusive company.
But if you’re honest and direct and avoid making a flowery emotional speech when you break the news the boy will respect you for your frankness and honestly, he’ll appreciate the kind straight-forward manner in which you told him your decision. Unless he’s a real jerk or a cry-baby you’ll remain friends