20 Dec 2013
This week as I was getting ready to go away, I realized I had a lot to take care of in preparation for my holiday.
To do list:
Get new passport
Pick up at dry cleaning and pharmacy
Take dog to sitter
Pack bags and print boarding pass
Call and wish family and friends a good holiday
Go to Globtex to exchange money
Break up with Mr. Maybe. Ugh!
I have to admit that this is the part of dating that I really do not enjoy, as no matter how you phrase it- rejection is rejection and it doesn't matter how many times you have gone out together.
So how to do you tell someone you don't want to go out with them again?
Statement – “I can’t go out with you.”
Explanation – “I’m not ready for a relationship yet.”
Apology – “I’m sorry, but…”
Appreciation – “I’m flattered that you asked, but…”
Concern – “I hope you don’t take this too hard…”
Encouragement – “You’re a really great person…”
Different relationship – “Maybe we can be friends first.
I found that in this case, simple was the best- "this won't work out" was all I said- no explanations were requested so I didn't elaborate.
All my bags are packed and I'll be traveling light into 2014.