How To End That On-Again, Off-Again Relationship — For Good

Illustrated by Sydney Hass.
Fall has officially fallen. School’s back in session, work is back in full gear, and it’s no longer okay to skip out for a drink at 2 p.m. on a Friday. And, that new sense of seriousness may have you thinking your on-again, off-again summer fling needs to be off, full-stop.
After all, Drake and Rihanna haven't been spotted together in over a month. Michelle Rodriguez’s summer-long boating smoochfest with Zac Efron is over, and Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger are consciously uncoupling.
We can’t tell you if it’s time for you to do the same. But, if you decide it is, here’s how to pull the plug gracefully — or at least with minimal damage.