You have your exit strategy. You’re working the plan. It’s nearly time to leave…and you still haven’t told him. No amount of silence, arguing, or unfinished conversations is going to inform your partner that you’re leaving. You’re going to have to do that yourself but first you’re going to have to get over your fear.
No, it isn’t going to be an easy conversation but it’s probably not going to be as difficult as you imagine either. He has a clue that things aren’t going well (no one is that great of an actress) so this won’t be a complete shock to him. If you think things might turn ugly, enlist the support of a friend.
It will boost your confidence if you have an idea of what you’re going to say but save the speeches as they’re neither welcome nor appropriate. Give yourself a pep talk to maintain your convictions and to remain polite. Eat healthy and maintain a sleep schedule the few days ahead of time so you aren’t feeling sick or emotional when the moment comes.
Then plunge in by saying those 4 words everyone loathes to hear….we need to talk.