Breakup Etiquette

Dear Aly

Breakup Etiquette

Is it ever okay to break up with someone via e-mail, text or social media?

Miss May 2006 Alison Waite wants to help you. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, she’ll answer your sex, relationship and dating questions right here on In this installment, she responds to a Playboy fan who wants to know if it's appropriate to break up with his girlfriend using electronic means—either text message, e-mail or tweet.

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