Jelly fish and wishy-washy men and women just got an easier option when it comes to breaking up with the objects of their affection. 

That’s right.  Apparently there’s a new “breaking up service” that’s available for people who don’t want to spine up and do the deed that needs to be done.  It’s called SLY-DIAL and is a free phone service that will let the user connect directly with another user’s voice mail.  Thus, you bypass actually having a real, live conversation.  So, it should make breaking up a whole lot easier.  Nice.

I’m not kidding either.  I heard about it earlier today on “The Laura Ingraham Show,” as she was reading about it on air from a story in the New York Post.

Now I know it’s hard to have this conversation and to sever ties with someone with whom you are romantically involved.  But isn’t it right and good and HONORABLE to deliver sensitive news like this in person? 

You would think.  But we live in a society that continues to weanie down with each year that passes by.  We have more and more options to help us to not have to do the right thing in all areas of life.  How can that be good?

For a thoughtful, more mature alternative, may I recommend Lee Wilson’s most excellent article that’s currently running in Crosswalk’s Singles Channel in which he walks you through the right way to break up.  Thankfully, he doesn’t candy-coat it either, and calls it like it is:  “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do.”  Click HERE to read.

The good news is that he offers some great steps to take to get through this difficult dissolution process.  So if you know someone who’s currently dealing with a pending break-up, please pass it along. 

And encourage them to forgo the SLY-DIAL and do the right, “live and in person” thing when it comes to ending a relationship.