7 ways to break up with your partners without hurting them – They will thank you for breaking up if you do it right

3. Say, “It’s not you, it’s me.”

Except don’t say exactly that, ever. The general idea is to focus on what makes you a bad fit for this relationship, and not necessarily your partner. As psychologist and relationship coach Linda Young, PhD. writes on PsychologyToday.com, mention a few concrete reasons why you aren’t fully committed to the relationship. (Think: You aren’t ready to be exclusive or you’re too caught up in your career.)

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