Posted by Chuckcem
Well first understand that you may not be able to salvage a friendship, at least not anytime soon. Leo is a fixed sign, so we don't do well with breakups unless it's our idea. Aquarius has some exceptions to this rule, but if they are truly in love with a person, breaking up with them isn't easy either.
The best thing you can do is either A. Be straight foward and end the relationship. The Leo won't take this well, but you'll have to stick to your guns. OR B. make the breakup seem like the Leo's idea.I recommend the first option as the second is both manipulative and extremely messy.
When you break up with him, let him know that it's over and tell him why. Don't let him reel you back in to feeling sorry for him if you want to make a clean break. However when you do this, make sure you actually make a clean break. Trying to salvage a friendship will not be a clean way to end things. He may see the friendship as a way to get back together. Once it becomes clear this is not the case, he may become even more upset and burn the bridge entirely.
Posted by herlimbicmind
It all actually worked out really well.
He and I were more close friends than lovers, I guess... He played his cards close to his chest and we had very little intimacy after the first month of dating. He has his own issues to contend with.
I presented him with the question of whether he thought he loved me or if we were more just close friends.
He took the opportunity to point out that he's been failing at being a good boyfriend and that I deserve better. I know he struggles with losing friends and loved ones so I tried to give him the control.
It worked out nicely, we have agreed to be good friends.
thanks for the input, all!