Ending a relationship can be one of the most dreaded tasks for many people. For this reason, it is important to end a relationship on as close to a good note as possible. Before ending a relationship you must make sure if that is what you truly want to do. Take some time to think about it because it is a big decision. Once you have made your decision stick to it. When ending a relationship try to stay as calm as possible and do it as nicely as possible. It is important to remember that your soon to be ex girlfriend or ex boyfriend was once someone who meant a lot to you and will leave you with some good memories. Timing is also important when ending a relationship, for example do not break up with someone hours before a big final exam or on their birthday. That would be too devastating. Wait it out for a little while and do it at an appropriate time. However, do not force yourself to be in a relationship for a long period of time. That would be a lie and you would be unhappy. You must be prepared to explain why you are ending the relationship to your significant other. You can not just say it is over and not explain why. Your significant other deserves to know why you have made the decision to call it quits. When you are in the act of breaking up remember to stay cool, calm, and collected, but do not expect the same from your boyfriend/girlfriend. keep in mind that they might not have seen it coming and might react in sadness, shock, or anger. If they beg you to stay in the relationship do not give in just because you feel sorry for them. Breaking up is always hard to do, so hope for the best but prepare for the worst.