Inverse on-line magazine’s article suggests that ending conversations is a classic “coordination problem”, that humans are unable to solve because doing so requires information that they normally keep from each other. As a result, most conversations appear to end when no one wants them to. If you want to be better at ending conversations, you should:
- Remember conversations don’t end because people don’t know when the other person wants to go.
- Make your partner feel good about the end of the conversation by “clearly communicating that you had a nice time and would like to talk again.”