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The best places in the Boston area to break up with someone, mapped

From bustling spots such as South Station and Copley Square to quieter environs such as the Boston Public Library and the Arnold Arboretum, these are the choicest locations for moving on

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With Valentines Day approaching, what better time to update our exhaustive map of where to leave your lover? Yes, it's the last word in the best Greater Boston spots for having that last word with the one you once loved.

These options range from the cozily intimate to the deliberately public, from places such as libraries, where quiet is a must, to areas such as plazas, where the hustle of the masses will drown out the crying. When in doubt, pick a transit hub such as South Station—easy getaway.

It's not the most pleasant topic, we admit, but such a selection can come in handy.

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Encore Boston Harbor

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You lost on love, but the odds are in your favor to find a new attraction: sculptures, spas, restaurants, a carousel, an attractive stranger. You never know.

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Logan Airport

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This is a no-brainer. If one of you has a plane to catch, this is one of the best places to let the world whisk that person away and out of the other's life forever.

Aerial view of security lines at Logan Airport. Boston Globe via Getty Images

The Liberty Hotel

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Why wouldn't you break up at a place that has such a poetically appropriate name (and that was once a jail—really)? Free your heart!

The Hong Kong

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After you split that final scorpion bowl, you can go dance with a crowd. Or, more importantly, make sure there's karaoke happening so that you can sing "I Will Survive."

Massachusetts State House

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Because you need to make it official that it's over, you're going to need the government to back you up.

The exterior of the Massachusetts State House. The building is red brick and there is a gold dome. There are white columns on the facade. Glenn Leblanc/Getty Images

Old State House

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Make the end a historic one. This place helped with our country's independence, and it can be the stage for yours too.

This place rekindles your wanderlust when your lust has wandered from your relationship.

A cozy restaurant with a mural on the wall. Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Boston Common

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This place is so expansive, you're bound to find a private spot where you can have a private conversation.

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Four Seasons Hotel Boston

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For a heart-to-heart, the lounge is a quiet place to do it with dignity.

South Station Bus Terminal

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Break up, but not before you check the bus schedule for an approximate idea of when the conversation can end.

A darkened, low-ceilinged bus depot with several doors off it, Photo by Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

South Station

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Break up. Catch the next train out. Done.

An aerial view of the floor of a busy train station. Craig F. Walker/the Boston Globe via Getty Images

Trinity Church

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When you're about to have a deeply emotional moment, sometimes it's best to be in a place that nurtures soul-searching. Regardless of your religious affiliation (or lack thereof), you can keep your head down in a private pew and enjoy the quiet.

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Boston Public Library

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If you don't like scenes, and your soon-to-be-ex-significant-other is a rule follower, head to a place that forbids yelling.

A long, capacious room with several rows of tables and people sitting quietly at those tables. Shutterstock

Copley Square

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This location is a perfect point of departure to head your separate ways—to Newbury Street or the mall for retail therapy, to a salon or a spa for a pick-me-up, to the library for quiet contemplation or down any random street to think.

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The steady din and good-looking crowd provide the perfect backdrop for The Talk and The Aftermath. If you're up for it, scope out the most eligible bachelor or bachelorette in the room.

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Dunkin' Donuts

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If you don't know exactly where the deed needs to be done, don't worry—there's a Dunkin’ on most every corner. Head here for an uncomplicated break-up. Just the way you like it. Get a donut ready for that jolt of sugar to book it outta there.

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Lucky Strike Social Boston

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Instead of a pool of tears, just focus on a good game of pool. And check out the scene of many partiers up for a good time.

Harpoon Brewery

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You’re going to need that beer afterward (or before).

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Time Out Market Boston

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You’re gonna need comfort food.

A busy, multi-level food market. Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Arnold Arboretum

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What better way to heal thine heart post-breakup than to wander with nature in this 281-acre preserve?

Spring comes to Arnold Arboretum. Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Encore Boston Harbor

A multistory casino building on a waterfront. Boston Globe via Getty Images

You lost on love, but the odds are in your favor to find a new attraction: sculptures, spas, restaurants, a carousel, an attractive stranger. You never know.

A multistory casino building on a waterfront. Boston Globe via Getty Images

Logan Airport

Aerial view of security lines at Logan Airport. Boston Globe via Getty Images

This is a no-brainer. If one of you has a plane to catch, this is one of the best places to let the world whisk that person away and out of the other's life forever.

Aerial view of security lines at Logan Airport. Boston Globe via Getty Images

The Liberty Hotel

Why wouldn't you break up at a place that has such a poetically appropriate name (and that was once a jail—really)? Free your heart!

The Hong Kong

After you split that final scorpion bowl, you can go dance with a crowd. Or, more importantly, make sure there's karaoke happening so that you can sing "I Will Survive."

Massachusetts State House

The exterior of the Massachusetts State House. The building is red brick and there is a gold dome. There are white columns on the facade. Glenn Leblanc/Getty Images

Because you need to make it official that it's over, you're going to need the government to back you up.

The exterior of the Massachusetts State House. The building is red brick and there is a gold dome. There are white columns on the facade. Glenn Leblanc/Getty Images

Old State House

Make the end a historic one. This place helped with our country's independence, and it can be the stage for yours too.

Mariel

A cozy restaurant with a mural on the wall. Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

This place rekindles your wanderlust when your lust has wandered from your relationship.

A cozy restaurant with a mural on the wall. Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Boston Common

Leaves changing along a pathway in Boston Common. Shutterstock

This place is so expansive, you're bound to find a private spot where you can have a private conversation.

Leaves changing along a pathway in Boston Common. Shutterstock

Four Seasons Hotel Boston

For a heart-to-heart, the lounge is a quiet place to do it with dignity.

South Station Bus Terminal

A darkened, low-ceilinged bus depot with several doors off it, Photo by Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Break up, but not before you check the bus schedule for an approximate idea of when the conversation can end.

A darkened, low-ceilinged bus depot with several doors off it, Photo by Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

South Station

An aerial view of the floor of a busy train station. Craig F. Walker/the Boston Globe via Getty Images

Break up. Catch the next train out. Done.

An aerial view of the floor of a busy train station. Craig F. Walker/the Boston Globe via Getty Images

Trinity Church

A pedestrian square with a grand church on one side and a modern skyscraper on another. Shutterstock

When you're about to have a deeply emotional moment, sometimes it's best to be in a place that nurtures soul-searching. Regardless of your religious affiliation (or lack thereof), you can keep your head down in a private pew and enjoy the quiet.

A pedestrian square with a grand church on one side and a modern skyscraper on another. Shutterstock

Boston Public Library

A long, capacious room with several rows of tables and people sitting quietly at those tables. Shutterstock

If you don't like scenes, and your soon-to-be-ex-significant-other is a rule follower, head to a place that forbids yelling.

A long, capacious room with several rows of tables and people sitting quietly at those tables. Shutterstock

Copley Square

An open public square with buildings around it and people in it. Shutterstock

This location is a perfect point of departure to head your separate ways—to Newbury Street or the mall for retail therapy, to a salon or a spa for a pick-me-up, to the library for quiet contemplation or down any random street to think.