When 37-year-old Kristy Mazins realised how much people hate confrontation, she developed an entire business plan around it. The former nurse from Melbourne started a service called ‘Sorry It’s Over’ that helps people avoid the uncomfortable task of breaking up with someone. For a fee of AUS $5.50 (US $4.44) or more, Mazins will do the dirty work via text, email, handwritten letter, or even a phone call.
Mazins only needs her customers to provide her with a brief outline of what they want to say, and she will convert it into a heartfelt message designed to ease the pain. Additional services like sending flowers, a box of tissues, a sympathy basket, or a message delivered in person are also available.
For those who aren’t interested in personalising the message, she provides generic break-up texts and emails that just require her to fill in the blanks. A sample text message reads: “Hi. I am writing on behalf of _. Although _ cares and respects you he is afraid to confront you. _ believes your relationship has run its course. Everything happens for a reason.”
Mazins said her service is “much needed” because she genuinely understands how difficult it is for the ‘Facebook generation’ to express emotions. “You know with Gen Y how they’re so tech savvy, I think for them it’s the perfect service,” she said.
Through Sorry It’s Over, Mazins “takes the fear out of breaking up.” She believes that her years of experience as a nurse has taught her about being empathetic and using gentle words to ease tense situations, which makes her perfect for the job. “I’m quite good at mediating people’s relationships,” she said. “It’s a gift. I think it’s the counselling that goes with nursing.”
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