I understand that it is so easy to break up with someone over text message these days, but is that really the best way to do it? Bustle, and relationship coach David Strah, explains that breaking up with someone face-to-face is really the best way to do it even in the digital age.

Remember, you want to treat someone the way you would want to be treated, and would you really want to be broken up with through text message? Probably not. It lacks respect and can (unfortunately) easily be misinterpreted.

Now what do you say to the person that you're breaking up with? There should be three things in your break up: Thank them for the time that you two spent together, be clear that you are ending the romantic relationship with them, and (if you mean it) wish them well in their future.

I understand that it's easier to just text the person you want to break up with because you can think about what you're going to say ahead of time, but please don't (especially if it has been a serious relationship). Think about how they would feel reading that message... probably much worse than if you broke up with them in person. You may not romantically love them anymore, but you still have a heart... right?

(via Bustle)