Doing the Splits

Breaking up is hard to do--too hard for some people. But thanks to new breakup services--think the opposite of dating agencies--wannabe ex-boyfriends and ex-girlfriends can tell their partner it's over without having to say it themselves. You can have it done on TV: on her Oxygen show Breaking Up, Shannen Doherty ends relationships that have gone sour. A lower-profile agent is German entrepreneur Bernd Dressler, nicknamed "the Terminator." He will dump your significant other by phone (the "Let's Stay Friends" call and the more insistent "Stay Away" cost $25 each) or in person ($63). Then there's a less human option:...

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