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.
But far too often, issues from your last relationship can come back to haunt you — and mess with the relationship you're in now.
It's a tough balance, because you don't want to waste your time on a bad relationship— but you don't want to be too hasty either.
Relationships take work, sure, but how much work is too much?
And though when you're in the throes of feelings for someone, it's hard to remember that you could possibly feel that way about anyone else, you can — and you will.
Because the truth is, like any relationship, sometimes you just need to let a long-distance relationship go.
If you're not ending a toxic relationship, the one thing to keep in mind through it all is really easy: be kind.
Because every relationship is different and every relationship breakdown is just as unique.