Having the talk
The dumpee, if you will, may get emotional. That’s ok, it happens. Try not to laugh or make fun of them. I like adding some light humor when I have intense talks. If you are not known for your sense of humor, then don’t make jokes!
DO NOT say “it’s not you, it’s me”. Everyone knows it’s because the other person just isn’t getting you off anymore. Feelings are not rational BUT we are all entitled to them. You never need to apologize for breaking up, but you do need to apologize for doing anything unnecessarily hurtful.
You don’t owe your ex any explanation. If they ask “is there someone else,” that’s no longer their business. The point is, there might be someone else because you no longer feel anything for that person.
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