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The Top Five Worst Days to Dump Your Partner

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It is never easy ending a relationship (unless you are a callous individual with no empathy whatsoever). There really is no good time to tell someone they are dumped, but if their presence in your life is no longer required, you have to bite the bullet. So if you are thinking of terminating your other half, make sure you avoid the following days to stick the knife in.

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1. Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day should be the happiest day of the year if you are in a loving relationship, but if you can’t stand the sight of your beloved, the time has probably come to end things sooner rather than later. However, it is not very nice to tell them it’s over on the most romantic day of the year. Instead tell them the relationship is over at least a week before Valentine’s Day, which should hopefully give them the opportunity to find someone else to take out for a romantic dinner for two.

2. Merry Christmas to You

Christmas can be a stressful time for couples. Arguments over which set of parents are invited for Christmas and whether one person is doing more than their fair share of the chores can all lead to a huge blow up on Christmas Day. But no matter how upset you are about who has made the Christmas table decorations, don’t dump your partner over the Turkey dinner. They will feel mightily aggrieved that they spent a fortune on your presents for one thing, and for another you will go hungry if they kick you out before you’ve finished eating.

3. Happy New Year

The start of a new year is a good opportunity to evaluate where your life is heading and decide whether (or not) you need to make changes. If you decide that your current relationship is going nowhere then fine, end it and go looking for a new partner. But at least wait until the clock has finished ringing in the New Year before you pull the plug.

4. Happy Birthday

If it is your birthday, dumping your other half just after they have handed you a really expensive gift is mean. If it’s their birthday, sending them a text message saying: ‘u r dumped’ in lieu of a gift is atrocious behaviour. Do the right thing and either end it well before the big day or at least be nice to them on the day before you tell them it’s over for good a few days later.

5. At the Altar

It is not unusual to have doubts before tying the knot. After all, getting married is a big commitment. However, if your doubts are such that you don’t feel you can go through with the wedding, please don’t wait until you are about to walk down the aisle before you tell your beloved it’s over. It is far kinder to say you are not happy long before things reach critical mass. It won’t be easy to end it, but at least you can walk away with your head held high.

When it comes to ending a relationship, remember there is such a thing called ‘Karma’. Treat others how you wish to be treated and that way Karma won’t come back and bite you.

About Author

Diane Jones is a blogger. She writes on many subjects, but she recently blogged about the time she ended a relationship. Her ex-boyfriend had deliberately smashed a box of Christmas table decorations and when he refused to apologise, she told him the relationship was over. She ate Christmas dinner alone that year.