Benefits of Mindful Endings
Being able to gracefully end relationships helps us develop and maintain the skills for satisfying relationships.
When we say what we mean and mean what we say we do a better job asserting our needs and setting boundaries in relationships.
Ghosting is cutting off all contact with someone without justification, notice or explanation.
However, it can be necessary to cut off contact with someone abusive.
This is self-preservation.
It's okay to let interactions mutually and intentionally fizzle out.
Words to Use to End Relationships
"I enjoyed spending time with you but this isn't feeling like a romantic connection. I wish you the best!"
"I've enjoyed getting to know you but it's not feeling like the right fit. I'm happy to be friends if you're open to that."
"I've decided to start seeing someone else more seriously, so I need to end things with us."
"It seems like our friendship is no longer working out, so it's time for us to go our separate ways."