I need some advice, please.
My boyfriend and I have been together for 9 months (no, this is not about a baby) and at first I was really into it. Then after a couple months it was like I was just still with him, because why not? The kid hasn't done anything wrong. But for about the last month I've come to realize that we are extremely different. Like he likes to do really calm "old people" things and I like to do "wild and crazy" things. And obviously since I'm human I find other people attractive. Recently (within the last couple weeks) I found out he's rather jealous as well.
On to the point: this isn't a spur of the moment decision, I've thought about it long and hard for the last month and I've decided I need to break up with him so I can be happier and he can hopefully find someone that's as into him as he is to them. (he's very clingy/needy).
I've decided to break up through text message (idc if you think that's mean or whatever), because firstly I think he'll cry and I can't deal with being around upset people, and secondly because we work opposite 12hour night shifts, so it's kind of the only option.
This is what I think I'm going to text him: "You're probably going to hate me for this, but I want to break up. I like my space and you're kind of needy. I get it, you love me and you want to be around me. I love you too, but to be honest at this point it's more like a family love. I want you to be happy, but I want it to be with someone that's just as happy to be with you, and that's just not me."
So, two questions: Does that get the point across well? (do you have suggestions of what to say?) and should I do this on the night he works (tomorrow) or the night I work (the day after)?