we have had sex have been dating for 4 months but had somewhat of a thing before. we have been best friends for 2 1/2 years but I don't wanna waste that time I wanna stay friends. how do I break up with him without him being upset and not to get jealous if I date someone else.
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Only in rare and special cases will a guy not get upset or hurt from a break up, regardless of history. There's no secret combination of words to make it easier, just tell him gently but clearly. Emphasis on clearly letting him know how you feel, you don't want to continue leading him on. If you are sincere in maintaining your friendship, it'll be difficult, mostly from your emotional past and not being to control how he reacts and feels, just be understanding, give him time and space if needed, continue to be there for him. But again, it'll be rough always and it takes a great guy to handle it well.1