You want to breakup but my boyfriend became a very close friend how do you leave without hurting him?

Well you sit him down camly and just tell him how your feeling exp.( Derik I love you but as a brother and i care a lot about you but.....(sigh) I just think we should stay friends for the better... i know we wont think the same way any more but i hope this wont ruin our close friendship relationship....... (change subject to) a movie later or dinner or just something to change the mood in that aria and invite him to do something together. =>