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How do you let someone down easily?

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Last Updated: 01/08/2018 at 9:01pm
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Top Rated Answers
Anonymous
April 7th, 2015 11:48am
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.
Dako10
May 13th, 2015 5:07am
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.
Anonymous
January 24th, 2015 4:15pm
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
Eli911
April 25th, 2015 5:15am
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
BellaAutumn
June 5th, 2015 2:13pm
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.
bouncyLion28
June 22nd, 2015 12:54am
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
LifeWithoutYouIsNewToo
August 3rd, 2015 9:11pm
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.
Anonymous
August 17th, 2015 8:26pm
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
Anonymous
November 30th, 2015 5:11am
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.
4thepeople20
January 25th, 2016 6:25pm
Just be kind. No one wants to be let down, let alone let down rudely. Just keep it kind, sweet, and simple.
RareLove
February 29th, 2016 9:27pm
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.
NorthernLights30
July 18th, 2016 6:41am
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.
uniqueMango45
August 9th, 2016 11:05pm
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.
HeartofAllan
February 13th, 2017 12:52am
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.
allnaturalUnicorns70
January 8th, 2018 9:01pm
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!