KarthikDR I think there are a finite number of people you can have share your life, and if you have decided you don't particularly want to keep that connection, there is no point in doing so.
That being said, rather than tell them the brutal truth that they are not important enough to keep in my life, I would gently begin to avoid them till they naturally move on. It does take more than one person to build a connection. So, if they have been reaching out for a while and you have been avoiding it… why not stay the course?
There is a reason why Ghosting is so prevalent in the dating scene. Ignoring someone who is obnoxious and not worth my time, is far better than sitting them down and explaining how terrible they are - which at best is going to make them feel bad, and at worst going to make you feel bad.
takes a deep swig of absinthe So naturally, I'd relocate to Canada or something 😸