Last week, San Antonio Spur Richard Jefferson dumped his fiancée by email, more or less at the altar.

Just when you think you’ve heard it all, you hear something new, right?

Maybe I’m getting old, but anything but a break-up face to face is a punk move. If you ever had any love or respect for the person, then the honorable thing to do is to leave them with the Good Porn and some kind of dignity. It’s bad enough when you have to break things off by phone—that sucks royally, but sometimes, it be that way. It can get ugly, but phoning it in is adult and lets everyone stay grown and sexy about things. Emailing someone a send-off is bush-league. But in this day and age, we’re all so busy – is a virtual break-up ever ok? Has anyone out there broken things off via email or text? How did that go?


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