Here is a piece of mine published on ThoughtCatalog a few days ago:
My favorite way is probably the first way — to come home from a business trip to London and leave out a beautiful jewelry box — for someone else.
And yes, it was done to me — though I never confronted the man. I can still see the finely wrapped little box, its Liberty-like pattern of orange and black, its shimmery ribbon, his satisfaction as we both gazed at it on his mantel in Brooklyn Heights — and his then sudden turning away from it and reaching into his bag for my present — some English chocolate bars he’d bought at the airport.
What to say? We had been on a “break.” Not for long though…
Most of the break up ideas in this Thought Catalog piece are for men to use on their girlfriends. A few days ago, however, my retired friend Jackie asked why there weren’t ideas for women to use on their boyfriends? It’s a good point, and I am working on that.
Please check up my piece, should you feel so inclined.