2. Time it right.
Let’s face it: There’s no “good” time to break up with someone. But, according to JoAnn Magdoff, PhD., a New York-based psychotherapist who works with individuals and couples, you can at least try to deliver the news when your S.O. is relatively not stressed about other parts of his or her life. In other words, if your partner’s grandfather just passed away, consider waiting a few days before saying you don’t want to be with him or her anymore. The conversation has to happen eventually, but there’s no need to make the person feel worse than he or she already will.