How do you let someone down easily?
Last Updated: 01/08/2018 at 9:01pm
Claudette Pretorius, MA Counselling Psychology
Licensed Professional Counselor
I know how overwhelming it can feel when you're having a tough time. I offer clients a space that is non-judgemental and empathetic whilst navigating these times together.
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You tell them the truth. Don't lie and tell them the reasons why and try not to stay away from the person. Based from experience.
Be sure to be polite, yet honest. Sometimes people can put you in a difficult situation with their affection. It would be mature of them to understand that you do not feel the same way as they do, and you cannot help that.
It sounds cliche, but I always make sure they know that I care for them, and that I'm aware I'm hurting them. but honesty is 100% the best policy
I think the best method I always did was to do it in private and to tell the truth about the situation. it may not always be the best, but i think it is the best way to maintain the friendship and trust
Inform them in a neutral, objective way. Don't sound happy because it can be annoying to the other person. Don't sound sad either because it signals something negative. To let someone down easily, just tell them the bad news, at the same time, highlight the positive aspects of the situation and help them see possible future directions.
When i am angry or sad and do not think what i am saying,i am just trying to tell them in another idiom to help me
Well, sooner is better than later so don't wait it out. It's best to be straightforward so you don't lead them on anymore. Say exactly how you feel.
let them know you care but your not interested tell them its not a good time for you now. I have a lot on my plate is the best response for that i think too
Being polite and being patient would be best way. Don't argue on anything. Try to help them in the way they want. Use good words which makes them feel that you are actually very concerned and you are listening to them.
Just be kind. No one wants to be let down, let alone let down rudely. Just keep it kind, sweet, and simple.
The way to let someone down easily is to make sure you state all of their very best traits and how fortunate the next person is going to be that gets to be with them.
Just be honest with them. Tell them that you are not interested in being with them. If they ask why then be honest, but usually you don't need to say anything. in time they will realize that they deserve to be with someone who wants to be with them.
Think and plan out the kindest way to explain things, avoid cliches like "it's not you, it's me" and be very calm when explaining.
If you make a promise, tell them that you will do this & do that and be there for them, making them have so much confidence & trust in you, then you forget them.. by not doing what you made them believe you would do for them. It's one way to really let someone down easily, and also the very harsh way.
Most people prefer if you're frank with them, in a compassionate way. Keep it short, to the point, no blame, and with a respectful tone. Good luck!
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