9 Ways to Avoid Sloppy Fights After Breaking Up with a Coworker

When you’re ending a relationship, you might still end up seeing the guy quite a bit afterward if it was an office romance. In this installment, we’re introducing rules for avoiding sloppy fights after breaking up with a coworker, based on comments from our readers.

1. If you’re the one dumping him, make sure you explain the reasons thoroughly.

“We were both satisfied that it didn’t work out, so I was able to continue working with him after that without any problems,” said one reader. It’s important to make special efforts to ensure he doesn’t have any lingering feelings. However, if you’re breaking up because you’ve fallen for someone else, talking about that can make things complicated, so it’s probably better to come up with a different reason.