It's almost Valentine's Day, and we know what that means - time to get out of that terrible relationship and find a real chance at love elsewhere? This week, from February 6th to the 12th, is Dump Your Significant Jerk Week. It doesn't get much more self-explanatory than that, but here's an official "press release."
Everyone has at least one negative person in their lives they've been waiting to cut off for a while, and this week is as good a time as any to make the break. Make sure your decision is clear-cut and obviously stated or they may try to drag you back into their influence kicking and screaming (not that I know from personal experience, or anything...*cough*). Remember that while the statement "It's not you, it's me" is a bit of a cliche, it's also completely defensible. While you may want to be friends later, it's probably a good idea to keep your distance for a bit - this person isn't your "significant jerk" for nothing, after all, and broken hearts are volatile.
Finally, when the significant jerk is out of the picture, do your best to go out and enjoy Valentine's Day - who knows, you may even find the person of your dreams! And even if you don't, the key to a good Valentine's Day is always having some assortment of chocolates!