Say goodbye to a loved one with a kiss, hug or other intimate gesture. Hold the person and cry when it feels appropriate. Write a goodbye letter to express emotions that are difficult to portray in person. When ending a relationship, be clear about its finality with the loved one.
Physical goodbye gestures should respect personal boundaries. Goodbye letters can include personal memories and poems to help express feelings. Express personal needs with honesty during the goodbye and be willing to listen to the loved one's response with empathy. Consider words carefully to avoid inflicting additional pain. Remain calm to avoid arguments.