Like I said yes, but I think that the longer that I drag this on, the harder it will be for him.
Any ways to make it sound nicer/hurt him less but still make it clear that you want to break up?
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Let him know that it's not working for you and that while you think he's a great guy, it's just not the right relationship for you.
That's the truth and he can't really argue that.
Do it in private and at a time / in a way that doesn't put him in a position where he's going to be embarrassed or have to be dealing with heavy emotions right in public or just before a big test or something, let him know some of the things you admire about him and reassure him that there are other girls out there who will be lucky to be with him?
You're spot on though, the longer it drags on, the harder it is to get out and the more it will hurt for him.