What does it take these days to get a face to face break up – or even a phone call?
Do you need to have been seeing each other for forever to warrant this sort of treatment? What do you have to do to make someone feel that they owe you the courtesy of a face-to-face talk or as least a phone call when they dump you? What do you have to do to get the closure and honesty that comes from a face-to-face breakup?
It is incredibly rude. I find it really sad that most of us have come to regard other people as somewhat disposable. Even though it is the quickest and easiest way of extricating yourself from a relationship, breaking up with someone over text or email is completely irresponsible and shows lack of respect.
You owe it to someone you’ve been seeing (no matter how long) to sit them down. You owe it to them to be a hundred percent honest about how you’re feeling and where you’re at so they can have closure.
Both parties should leave the relationship the way they went into it, honest and true. Show respect to the person that you have shared your life with, even if it was for only a few months or a few years.
If you are intimate enough to look into my eyes when we were together, how dare you break up with me via text?
Leaving someone is not an easy thing to do. Leaving someone using technology is just plain sad.
— Tongue in a Lung: The Lazy Breakers Club (or, Why You Shouldn’t Dump Someone Over a Text)