Breaking up is hard to do.

Business breakup tips to help you let go of relationships that don’t work and find the ones that will.

Building a startup is a bit like starting a family. In both situations, choosing the right partner is a big freaking deal. If you don’t take it seriously, you could be staring down the vengeful eyes of an ex-business partner who wants to take you for all you’ve got. Having met thousands of entrepreneurs at every stage of business, it’s rare to not have had a breakup.

If you think Im kidding, startup breakup rates are 20–30% higher than divorce rates.