Breakups are. Not just for those who get dumped, but also for those who have to pluck up the courage to be the one to initiate a breakup. It’s a big and hard decision to make. After all, you’re basically contemplating a major change in your life and you’re also hyper aware that you’re going to hurt the person you love/loved by doing this. No one really wants to cause harm to those we hold dear, but sometimes it is the right thing to do and it the end it will be for the better. Life is weird like that.
In order to help you figure out whether you’re just going through a rough patch or if it’s really time to end things, we came up with a bunch of questions you should ask yourself before breaking up with him. It’ll probably still hurt just the same, but at least you’ll be sure in your knowledge that you’re going the right thing.

Why do you want to break up?

This is the most obvious question you should ask yourself. What’s making you want to end this relationship. Is there a particular reason or perhaps a whole list?

Have you tried talking to him?

Once you figure out those reasons think about whether you’ve made them known to him. Did you bring this up before? Have you had conversations about the things that make you unhappy or things you’d like to change.