This question is prompted by a specific sitution, but that situation has been resolved. I'm asking it now more for general information. A friend of mine broke up with her boyfriend of three months last week. There was nothing "wrong" and she does still like him a lot, but she wasn't falling in love with him and was ready to move on. She asked me for advice on how to break up with him, and I had no idea. She didn't know where to do it, how to do it, and so on.
She knew not to do it over the phone, and she knew not to do it at his place or hers. But being in public had its own problems. For example, going to a restaurant for dinner was a terrible idea. She ended up asking him to meet her at a mall after they were both done work. There was no place private to talk - not even a coffee shop. The whole place was really busy. So she asked him to go for a walk around the mall with her. During the walk she said that she couldn't be in the relationship anymore, but that she continues to care about him as a person and wishes him all the best in life.
As far as breakups go, it went well enough. Their communication was civil and polite, and it's likely that they can be friendly acquaintances at least. But I know the whole process of figuring out how to break up, and even finding the right words to say, caused her a lot of stress and anxiety, especially since she wanted to be as kind to him as she could. I didn't know what to tell her because I don't have much personal experience in that regard.
I'd love to get feedback on this. If you cared for somebody and wanted to break up with somebody as amicably as possible, how would you do it?