That doesn't mean you can't do it with panache, however.
Even in the 2010s, some breaker-uppers are still doing it old school style, via letter. A throwback to simpler, yet equally passive-aggressive times, it beats texting any day.
The breakup letter still accomplishes the task at hand and allows the person to avoid the awkwardness of face-to-face dumping, yet it's just a bit more personal.
Very personal, in some cases. Not to mention harsh.
At least the people on the receiving end of these memorable missives can take solace in the fact that, well, at least this could have been on Facebook: