But one of the hardest ways a relationship or dating situation can end is not with a huge blowout or a lot of tears, it's when your partner doesn't really have an explanation, when they just sort of... lose interest in …
But even if you know something is wrong, making the decision to actually call it quits is difficult no matter who you are
What I think is far more important than when and where, is the attitude and thought behind it. Unless they're doing it at your wedding or your grandma's 90th birthday, the setting matters a lot less.
Sure, there are debates about whether it's better to be the dumper or the dumpee but, the truth is, either way is pretty difficult.
Everyone has their own remedies — maybe it's getting rid of all of their things, maybe it's blocking them on social media, or maybe you head right to a friend's place to scream/cry it out.
But breaking up really is hard to do, and it can be totally normal to feel scared when it's that time.
But it's important to remember not to let it knock you out and to remember that you have nothing to be embarrassed about, they do.
You want to be mindful of their feelings, you want to be clear, you don't want to cause a scene — and no way that you think of can feel quite right.
Ideally, you had a long chat with your partner about expectations before you ever moved in with them, so you knew what would happen if you broke up, but that's not always the case.
I'm cautious when I get into relationship, but I have friends who are sure they've met "The One" within months, and when it turns out they're wrong, it's not pretty.