Re: break up after 2.5years; want suggestions
No contact won't make it harder for both of you to get over the relationship. Since you're the one implementing nc, it put's the ball back in your court which gives you more power over the situation--which makes it easier for you and harder for her. Women tend to check out long before the break-up. Men, on the other hand are usually blind-sided by what's happening. When the dumpee uses nc it shifts the balance back into the dumpee's favor. Ever heard that saying "don't know what you got till it's gone"? She now gets to experience that for herself because you are gone and this is exactly what needs to happen in order for her to feel that.
“The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.” -Bruce Lee