How to end affairs with dignity and minimal distress?

When facing an imminent breakup, we get in touch with one of our deepest vulnerabilities: the fear that we are unlovable. “There may be little anyone can do to alter biological responsiveness, but everyone can control the way breaking up is conducted. Here, say the experts, is how to do it so that both parties remain emotionally intact, capable of weathering the inevitable pain and sadness.”

The Thoroughly Modern Guide to Breakups