What she's reacting to is the sensation of loss — show her that it won't be as bad as she thinks right now. First say something nice, next slip in your concern, and then end with something positive. You might have developed feelings for someone else. Mark Steel. Most importantly, this approach doesn't place the blame on the other person, or trigger any of their insecurities. Everything we do or say or see in life adds to who we are as a human being.
And even though it will be harder to do, it will most likely lead to less drama, which is a good thing.
How to Break Up Respectfully
There is no way around the fact that this is going to hurt the other person. Maybe once you're truly over it you can even be platonic friends, and still be in each other's lives. Do you want to throw away our entire relationship? Here are some examples of what you might say. Delete Comment Are you sure you want to delete this comment? We have unenthusiastic sex or no sex then lie awake next to them for the remainder of the night. Can you just listen to me for a second?