Is it really that bad to dump someone through text? Personally, I don't see a problem with it. It gives each person a chance to process their feelings without being put on the spot. And it especially makes sense if your relationship started by being asked out through an instant message anyway. What do you guys think?
2mo ago
9 Comments
Levee
Talented. I think.
@Rhona I don’t think there’s really any scenario where a breakup through text is the right way to go. It’s the kind of thing that’s better done in person
2mo ago

Sasha
Tough B
@Rhona That’s absurd and you’re clearly joking. Even if you’ve been dating for a short amount of time, there should still be enough respect to breakup in person. Any other way is too cold (unless there’s an extreme circumstance)
2mo ago

DisneyPrincess
I'm new here
@Rhona Asking out through instant message and breaking up through text? What happened to old fashioned communication? You know......talking?
2mo ago

jenni0220
I'm new here
@Rhona Personally, if someone were to dump me through text, I would interpret that as them not having the respect for me and caring enough to speak to me in person. However, I can understand that there could always be strange circumstances. My last break-up was done in a phone call because the person I was trying to break up with became very volatile and made me feel nervous every time I tried to start the conversation, so I felt some distance was probably a better idea. So I can see how it might happen, but in your average break-up scenario, I think it’s disrespectful.
2mo ago

Rhona
Still thinking
@jenni0220 That’s definitely a good example of when a breakup should be handled unconventionally. Not sure what I’d do if I were breaking up with someone who was potentially volatile. Although I’m not a fan of ghosting, that sounds like one of those scenarios ghosting was made for
2mo ago

Jordan
Free Spirit
@jenni0220 In this scenario it's not even a question. I'm sorry you had to go through that but luckily you were strong enough to get out in time.
2mo ago

Jordan
Free Spirit
@DisneyPrincess Sadly, not many communicate through old fashioned talking anymore. Do you ever notice everyone on their phones in the elevators, restaurants or even at home when they should be spending quality family time. I'm not surprised anymore with people asking each other out or breaking up with them over the phone but I'm not that girl. If you want me, you'll have to talk to me and give me real time and attention.
2mo ago

brettlechnar
pureprogress.online
@Rhona There’s a case for every scenario, but at the end of the day, if your partner is breaking up with you regardless of the matter in how they do it, they aren’t attracted and respect as they once did.
2mo ago

SherryWine
Red wine lover
@Rhona That may be true. But how does one get enough strength to move on and not stay affected by the breakup?

It may be fact that the person no longer wants to be together but how they respectfully or disrespectfully let you know is the key to moving forward.
2mo ago

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