How to Get a Guy to Break up With His Girlfriend

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Generally speaking, it's usually best to stay out of other people's relationships. However, there are times when a guy's partner clearly isn't right for him. He may be unhappy, dependent or even abused, but he'd definitely benefit from breaking up and moving on. If you know a guy in a bad relationship, here are some ways to get him to break things off with his girlfriend and find love somewhere else.

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    Strengthen your relationship as friends. Before you can offer him meaningful advice, you'll need to get to know him as well as you can.

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    Be understanding and listen to his problems. If he doesn't want to open up about the relationship right away, be patient and wait until he's comfortable talking about it.

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    Point out the negative things his girlfriend does, but do it in a positive way. Instead of being openly critical, lightly suggest how things in the relationship should be, or how they'd be different if he were dating you.

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    Lead him to resources that list good reasons to end a relationship. Most guys aren't sensitive enough to what their partners do to know when she's crossed the line.

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    Always tell the truth. People are bound to find out when you're lying, and it'll only make it harder for your guy to trust you.

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    Make yourself available to talk anytime your guy wants. Building a stronger bond between the two of you is the best way to make him see the flaws in his current relationship.

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