Remember that episode of “Sex and the City” where Carrie got broken up with by a Post-It note?

Yeah, me too. It was hilarious — but it was hilarious, to be clear, only because it was fiction. If that had been real, and it had been you, believe me when I say that you would not have been snorting a cosmo out of your nose amid peals of laughter and then calling your friends to dish (back in those days, we used the phone to make what were known as “calls”).

So that’s one way to not break up with someone. If you sense that your relationship is over, here are a few other break-up tactics to avoid: