and you're seriously considering suicide how should you go about the breakup? I don't want to do it while I'm still dating someone, I would like to create some distance so maybe it wouldn't be as hard on them. What's a good amount of time? 1 - 2 months? At the same time I'm afraid to breakup and then the universe throws me a curve ball and I finally get better. Little does he know his mere presence in my life and the fact that we have plans tomorrow is keeping me alive tonight.