My last two posts have been on a theory that I have been putting together. The theory is about breaking up with people. Simply put, I believe that if one party splits up with the other, the first party (or “dumper”) will always be looked at as a jerk for ending things. It doesn’t matter how things ended. It doesn’t matter at all.
The biggest question has to be the methods of splitting. There are two sides of the spectrum. The first extreme is cutting communication without warning or reason compared to the second end which is a person being overly blunt and ending things with the cold, hard truth. Ideally you would meet in the middle, but I don’t think that matters.
I personally believe that this is a lose/lose scenario. The “dumper” can never come out of the relationship looking like a gentleman or a good person. Proof of my theory comes from the comments section of an article that I found (which was from my last post). Check out the screen grab: