THE BIG QUESTION: Breaking Up Using Phone/Email, Right or Wrong?

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Posted on 28 Sep 2012 at 5:41pm

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I was in a relationship a few years ago and the guy broke up with me via email which he followed up with a phone call three days later. I remember telling my sister that it was an act of cowardice. The message cut like a knife initially but I got over it eventually.  His opening line began with, “There is something I need to tell you, I met this girl and I believe she is my soul mate.” Ewurade! Talk about being straightforward.

I knew at once that what followed was going to be worse. The “it’s not your fault” lines and why it wouldn’t be fair to keep the relationship blah blah blah. Anyway my response was simple. I replied by saying “ok”. I am not one for questions, though I initially wondered how long he had been seeing the other girl.  In retrospect, I remember noticing a drastic change in his attitude. He wasn’t returning my calls and always seemed too busy to spend time with me.

Anyway, he called three days later and asked if I was alright. Seriously? Who can recover so quickly?  His excuse for sending the email was that he didn’t know how I would react and that he was afraid that I would make him change his mind if he had broken the news to me face to face. I just thanked him and told him not to call me for a while because I needed time to heal. Besides, I was not interested in being friends with this particular ex.

I’ve heard mixed responses from friends about whether what the guy did was normal or not. I believe that I at least deserved a whole lot more than an email.

So my lovely GhanaCelebrities.Com readers, where do you stand on ending things over the phone or by email? Would you break up with your partner through email or phone? Has anyone broken up with you via text,email or over the phone? Share your thoughts…..

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  • B.B

    It’s only a coward who will break up their relationship with someone on the phone, e-mail, letter or through a third party. If you are done with the person, walk up to his/her face and say it. Me? i will say it in your face and will secretly enjoy the shock on your face 😀

  • Frog

    Who the hell breaks up with a person via e mail or phone.Man the f*ck up and tell it to her face.Sure u might recieve some insults and a slap or two if u dropped that bombshell out of the blue but is all part of the learning process and a great story to tell some

  • cici

    They do it my email or phone just so they dont change their mind when they do it face to

  • Dr. Miyagi

    Lol I’m sure this was just a joke there is so many of them on the net 

  • Twinkle

    @Dr. Miyagi, pls change the pic wai. i’m dying of laughter.hahahahaha

    • Dr. Miyagi

      Hahahahah yes mam I will do that as soon as I reach home@Twinkle,

  • ticia

    men have their own way of breaking up with their gals….some will not even have time to tell u, they just change n u will need to found out ur self …others will stop seeing u n communicating …. u even got lucky he email u instead of ignoring u….just see him as idiot n move on