Because we just started dating

02-Dec-2017 01:00

While you may not have to deal with their emotional aftermath, the general consensus with relationships is that you should leave people in better condition than you found them.

It may seem impersonal, but a quick and to-the-point “thanks, but no thanks” message may be all you can really give such an early relationship.

Whether that’s delivered face-to-face or via email is up to you.

If you’ve been keeping it casual, haven’t said the L word, and haven’t organised any romantic gestures, it’d be a bit weird to suddenly make a huge effort for Valentine’s Day.

You can either drop hints and slowly back off, or you can be bold and call it off.

Because when it comes down to it, we’re all just trying to figure out how to end a story before it truly begins. If you’re lucky, both of you will come to realize that your budding romance is just not meant to be and your relationship will slowly burn out.

Slowly fading out can take a few days, or even a few weeks if the timing is off and your partner just isn’t getting the hint.

Conversely, if you’re serious about ending the relationship then this open-ending leaves you more liable to future relapses. Instead of thinking about what they meant to you in a relationship, try thinking about what that person will be to you in a few months—a stranger.If you’re single, Valentine’s Day is a sad, sad reminder that you’re alone. You have to get the perfect gift and arrange the most romantic possible night.

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