You’ve heard of exit interviews at work. When you leave a job, you sit down with someone in human resources and say what you liked – and didn’t like – about the job. Some relationship experts recommend the same idea after you’ve been dumped in dating.
“Yes, I know it sounds terribly embarrassing, but information is power,” says author and dating coach Rachel Greenwald. “In the end, the candid feedback my clients receive is far more empowering than embarrassing.”
Could you do this? Could you ask the woman who dumped you – point blank – to list all your faults and the reason she bailed? Yes, the information could be helpful. But it might also deepen the pain of the breakup. I’m not sold on this advice. Are you?