My girlfriend came back home to England early spring and invited me to come with her to Sydney for Easter.It was a great idea, although logistically it was going to be hard to organise a flight that close to the time…If you have been living together, discuss who will move out and when.If you have any joint possessions how will you split them? Talk together about what will happen if you are both going to the same event, party, friend’s house or meeting. How will you let the other know if one of you starts to see someone else?If I had to sum up my advice for splitting up well it would be: be kind, be clear and be firm.Ending a relationship is never going to be a pleasant experience but if you can keep those three things in mind it will hopefully lessen the pain for you and for the other person.
What if you can’t be yourself when you are with them?
It can be a shock in any dating relationship when you have your first argument or notice a really annoying habit in your partner that you hadn’t seen before.
The temptation can be to throw in the towel at the first sign of a problem but the reality is that all relationships take work.
It was a few weeks before Christmas and I confided in my mother, who insisted that I had to wait until after Christmas to break up with Charlie as he was joining us on our family Christmas holiday.
He has no family where we live, and she thought it would be just ‘too mean’.