Our intimacy expert, Allana Pratt, tackles a delicate and timely topic: your heart isn’t in it any longer, do you breakup before or after the holiday?
1. I imagine you’re trying to be kind and minimize pain. Thank you for that. Yet the question presupposes that’s he’s so weak, or broken, damaged goods, that he couldn’t take it. Please honor him with seeing him as whole, complete and the fullness of a man.
2. The question lets me know that talking about challenging subjects might be tough, that postponing (aka withholding) is a smarter choice. I invite you to consider that you not telling him shrinks your full self expression, clouds your honesty and is a disservice to you. And being fake, pretending, withholding information to him is inauthentic and likely to make him uncomfortable which isn’t kind, nor courageous.
Be bold, kind and honest. Practice the art of sitting in the fire, staying connected in your heart and having tough conversations. This is probably the BIGGEST skill required in navigating and nourishing long term growing relationships.
Use the sandwich. First (bread) say something you appreciate about all the ways you grew being with him. Second (filling) tell him that in your heart of hearts you know you two are not a long term match, that it would be selfish to stay and be in the way of him meeting his ideal match. Third (bread) you apologize for anything you ever did that caused him harm, you wish him every happiness success moving forward, and that he’s been a contribution, a blessing to your life and that you wish him the best.
Hard, I know. But courageous. Honest. Kind. And it sets him free to meet his beloved at a Holiday party… and sets you free too!
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