Are you tired of dating a jerk?

It’s easy to get stuck in a relationship which isn’t working, with somebody who’s – let’s face it – a bit of a jerk.

This is the week for you to take action during "Dump Your Significant Jerk Week."

Make the decision to move forward with your life and find somebody who’s a bit nicer - and less jerky.

But how should you go about breaking up with your jerk boyfriend or girlfriend?

Couples counselors suggest you prep yourself for a breakup.

Grab a mirror and practice what you're going to say.

It's like that old adage, "Practice makes perfect."

This way you can hopefully avoid slip ups, but even more importantly, build your confidence -- especially if you're dealing with an over confident jerk.

And since honesty is the key to a good relationship, experts say it's also the best way to a smooth ending.

They warn, however, that dumping someone by email, texting, Facebook or Twitter is a big no-no.

Get some guts and do it face-to-face.

It's best not to beat around the bush when ending a relationship.

Instead, just speak plainly and to the point.

The worst tactic experts say is suddenly stop taking his or her calls, hiding behind trees when you catch a glimpse of them on the street, and generally pretending he or she never existed.