Should You Ever Dump Someone Over The Phone Like Emily Maynard Did To Brad Womack?

Wed, April 20, 2011 12:00pm EDT by 6 Comments

Emily dumped her former Bachelor fiance over the phone. Harsh — or acceptable?

Ouch. Emily Maynard decided to ditch her fiance, Brad Womack, April because she feared he was cheating. But instead of breaking it off with The Bachelor star face to face, Em cut her ties with a phone call. Is this an acceptable way to behave when you’ve loved someone?

The Southern gal was planning on moving her 5-year-old daughter, Ricki, to Texas to be with Brad, but after realizing her fiance may have been living a debaucherous lifestyle of booze and women in Austin, she called it quits — literally.  “Emily told Brad that she can’t picture them getting married,” a source told Life & Style. “Brad’s not acting like a fiance, and she knows that he’s not going to change. Emily knows in her heart of hearts that the relationship is finished.”

But should she have ended it on the phone?

It’s never cool when someone tells you it’s over via a call, email or text, and there are very few exceptions (cheating being one of them. Why play nicely when someone has disrespected you?). But Emily was suspicious that Brad cheated — she didn’t have proof. Not only that, they were engaged to be married. It wasn’t like the two had been casually dating for a month. She made a bad, callous decision here.

Should you end your relationship in person or take the easy way out? If you’ve loved someone, you should respect them enough to do the deed face to face. Don’t be a coward. Just think how you’d feel if the tables were turned. Doesn’t feel good, does it?

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