Breaking Up Properly: The Ethics of Ending your Online Relationship

We all heard so many horror stories about how online relationships end. It’s quite scary, to be honest, especially if people suddenly lose their class and education when It comes to breaking up so they resort to the worst actions you can do when breaking someone’s heart. However, we don’t want that for you. And we know, you might be in a position where you want to end the relationship that you’ve made online.

There are some ways that you can end a relationship without being an asshole. You can always be matured enough to face the decision, and to end it in a respectful way.

DO NOT BREAK OVER TEXT

Or email. Just don’t be a cold-hearted person who would say it’s over by just texting. Your partner deserves more than that. If it’s a physical limitation, then you can always call. But do not just end it via few words that she has to read. Because it will be painful for her and it might scar her forever.

DO NOT MAKE AN ACCOUNTING OF WHAT YOU HAVE GIVEN

You gave all of those without being forced. So don’t expect to get them back. You will not. And it’s immature to ask for the things that you voluntarily gave away. Instead, just forget it. You will earn it back. You will get them back in some form later on. You will not look good if you do that.

DO NOT FLAUNT YOUR NEW RELATIONSHIP

Maybe you fell in love with another person that’s why you ended it. But don’t flaunt it to her face. Avoid posting on social media about your new relationship especially if it’s only been weeks since you broke up. That’s classless and disrespectful. Just think of all the happy times you spent together. Do you really want her to cry all the time? You can do so after some time, but wait for it to come.

Yes, you have every right to end a relationship that you are not happy with but you should do it in a way without destroying someone’s confidence. You should make sure that you will leave her with the least pain so you can sleep peacefully at night.