Dr. Phil, what is the best way to break-up with my boyfriend?
Okay, you don't need to go through all the dramatics and the emotion but when you talk to them you need to say, "Look, this is not working for me, and it would be unfair to you if I continued along this road, because I know now this isn't going anywhere. It might be convenient for me to stay with you for another month or two or three or six. That would not be fair to you so I'm telling you straight up that I'm gonna respectfully exit this relationship. I wish you well. I wish you the best but I'm gonna ask you to respect my privacy."