‘How do I break up with my long-term girlfriend without being the bad guy?’

Postponing the conversation is trading short-term discomfort for long-term unhappiness

‘When she gets upset, remember that breaking up with her now is doing her a kindness in the long run. It’s allowing her to move forward and find what she wants.’

‘When she gets upset, remember that breaking up with her now is doing her a kindness in the long run. It’s allowing her to move forward and find what she wants.’

Dear Roe,

I’m a 33-year-old man and my girlfriend is 30. We’ve been together three years now, and she’s kind, fun and caring.

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