I should end it with my boyfriend, but it's easier to send him to the pub

DEAR DEIDRE: I KNOW I should break up with my boyfriend, but it’s easier to send him out to the pub.

We’ve been together for two years and he was great company during the lockdowns.

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But since things opened up, I’ve started feeling really unhappy in the relationship.

I’m 31 and he’s 36.

We argue all the time and he is moody and sometimes mean.

I’ve twice tried finishing with him but each time he begged me not to end it and bought me presents.

I’m such a big softie that I took him back.

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Now the pubs are open he goes drinking with his mates, so I don’t see much of him.

It seems simpler just to carry on with the relationship than to end it.

DEIDRE SAYS: Breaking up with someone is never pleasant but you can’t stay with him simply because it’s easier.

It’s not fair to either of you. You both deserve to be loved and wanted.

Please stand your ground with him. Make it clear you are not happy any more and need to be on your own.

My support pack Ending A Relationship should help you move forward.

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