By Sarah Batcheller

One of the happiest reality television love stories has come to an end. UsMagazine.com revealed that Cody Sattler and Michelle Money, who met on Season 1 of Bachelor in Paradise, have gone their separate ways after a cross-country move and six months of dating. Both stars took to social media to gracefully announce their split, and inform fans that they will remain lifelong friends. The single mom sweetly wrote, “Cody truly has blessed my life and the life of my daughter in more ways than he will ever know. His positive impact on Brielle is something I will forever be grateful for.” 

How can you properly announce a breakup?

Cupid’s Advice:

The end of a relationship can be tough not only on you and your ex but on your loved ones as well. After all, they too have grown close to your former partner during your time together. Here are three ways to gracefully share the news of your breakup:

1. Inform family and close friends first: In this case, Money has a young daughter, who spent a lot of time with Sattler. The closest people to you should always hear the news first because it will affect them the most. It’s better for those who had some emotional stake in the relationship to be able to process it before everyone else hears about it.

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2. Don’t share too many details: Relationships are very personal, and that means breakups are too. If and when you announce your split on social media or in some other public way, don’t disclose any intimate details that you’ll regret having shared later on.

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 3. Make sure both of you are on the same page: Per the above statements, you want to make sure that you and your ex agree on who to tell and what details to reveal. You also want to agree on how and when you announce your breakup publicly. It may be uncomfortable, but it’s the last thing you’ll ever have to negotiate, so keep it amicable.

How have you exited a relationship gracefully? Tell us in the comments below!