How to end a relationship

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Knowing exactly how to end your relationship (or marriage) can be a real life-saver. Let's face it, the very thought of it ending it can make you cringe. And who do you ask? Your friends are probably no better at it than you.

I'm going to help you out with expert advice and tips on how to walk away from a relationship. By the end of this article you'll know how to prepare for it, how to do it and how not to do it.

So, whether you...

  • are falling out of love
  • are constantly feeling rejected and can't take it anymore
  • can't be with someone for any other reason (affair)

... this series of three articles is for you.

Want to know even more than you find on these three pages? I cover every aspect of endings in more detail in my other articles. A relationship breakup is never going to be easy, but you can prevent it becoming a disaster.

Just in case... 
... if you are worried your partner wants to break up with you, hop over to Warning Signs of a Break-Up right now.

How does it feel?

How not to end a relationship
"I don't love you anymore."

You can walk away from a relationship or get a divorce with confidence and compassion whilst also meeting your own emotional needs. You may even be able to break up amicably.

Think of it as doing away with your all-time favourite jumper. It's been looking tatty for some time, maybe it even has some holes. You chuck it out whilst you remember fondly its long-gone looks and qualities.

When you learn how to end a relationship, you'll discover how the whole process of walking away can be very 'manageable', taking less time, less stress and energy.  It's going be less costly - emotionally and financially.

Legal advice or not?

If you have shared assets you need to be sure that you don't end your relationship or marriage before you know exactly where you stand legally and financially.  Simply getting that advice early on will help you to feel more confident. You will want to know what your rights are, and what rights your partner has.

I have written a page specifically to help you Find the Right (Divorce) Lawyer for you.

Need more courage?

Sometimes a relationship or marriage really does need to end. Particularly if you have done all you can to save your marriage or relationship or you are in an abusive relationship you just need to go for it. I realise though that if your particular religion forbids it or shames you for ending, you may really struggle to make that decision.

To help you do an ending well I recommend hypnotherapy - it is both effective and very user-friendly.  Have a look at my Self-Hypnosis Downloads page and try the download: Ending a relationship.

If by any chance you're still not quite sure that you should walk away, do my End Relationship Test: Stay or Walk Away to help you make that decision. You may even discover that there is still much to fight for.

Need to talk to someone?

I would really love to be able to help you personally, but unfortunately that's not possible right now.

However, I've got your back! You can get instant Personal Online Relationship Advice right on my site. There are some really understanding counsellors waiting to talk with you.

Ready to start thinking about the ending?

Read on to Part 2 for my advice on preparing for "that" conversation, and for my top tips to help you learn How to End Your Relationship...

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

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