There can be several reasons why relationships end. Perhaps your feelings have faded and it's time to move on, or one of you does something there's no coming back from. While neither of those scenarios are fun or easy, it can be even more confusing when you still care for one another, but you're just on different paths and need to go your separate ways. When you've come to the conclusion that it's time to call it quits, having texts to send someone when you want different things can be a helpful first step.
If this sounds familiar, you're not alone. Sometimes, as painful as it is, people can just grow apart. “Depending on what the big life goals are, [if they don't align] this can be a dealbreaker,” licensed marriage and family therapist Heidi McBain told Bustle. “If one partner wants to be a digital nomad and travel the world, while the other wants to live close by to their family, these are very different life goals and visions for the future.”
In this case, it might be possible to develop a friendship in the future if that's something you both want, so long as you take care to end things in the least hurtful way possible. As breakup coach and host of the breakup BOOST podcast, Trina Leckie, previously told Elite Daily, "Do your best to end things on good terms and then go no-contact after that so that both of you can have time and space away from the relationship, gain clarity, and start the healing process." If you want to start that process with a text, but don't know what to say, here are some ideas to help inspire you.