There’s No Such Thing as an Easy Breakup Between Friends

In an article entitled — “IT’S NOT U, IT’S ME :-(” — in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine, Benoit Denizet-Lewis describes a one-day crash-course called “Healthy Breakups,” held last month in Boston. Sponsored by the Boston Public Health Commission in collaboration with Northeastern University, the conference was intended to help teen participants learn how to break up nicely — as opposed to nastily, angrily, or unthinkingly — when a relationship has run its course. The writer quotes one organizer as saying: “No one talks to young people about this aspect of relationships.”