Hey, I've decided that I want to end my relationship with my girlfriend of 19 months and I'm not sure how to do it. What would you recommend? Obviously it is going to be done in person, but I'm not sure how to start it, how to get into a serious mood with her so I can talk about it, what to do when she starts crying, etc... The hard thing is that technically I've never really dumped anyone. I don't know why but over the last few months she's become extremely jealous and just so demanding. She even told me that she can't trust me when I'm at home and not talking to her because she's afraid that somebody might be over with me. I have never done anything to lose her trust, either. I feel smothered. It's going to be hard. I like her family a lot, and we met where we work in the summer so this summer might be a little awkward. She seems so dependent on me, as she doesn't live at home (attending university) and I feel as if I break up with her I will just be deserting her. So far I'm planning on telling her that I think we should take a break/break up, and list the reasons why. I'll explain that it is hard for me to do, and that we can still be friends (although that's hard) and I will still help her out when she needs it. (Drive her to go grocery shopping, etc.) Do you guys have any advice/comments/suggestions? How should I do it and do you have any tips? I imagine this would be easier in a shorter relationship but since it's been so long, I feel tied down as if I can't. I know you guys can help, so please tell me about your experiences. Btw, sorry about this depressing topic on Valentine's Day... This makes the timing even worse because I don't know how to act today... act all lovey dovey? Dump her today? I don't want to lead her on.