There are some reasons that make people end a conversation. They might have another work to do or they have reached a conclusion of a discussion. In a certain condition, they don’t know how to continue a conversation with someone.
Excuse yourself in a discussion would seem like a trivial matter, but apparently there are rules to demonstrate it appropriately.
No matter how you dislike the topic or even the person you talk to, you need to give them a positive impression. It is necessary, especially when you are in a business or other formal conversation. You can give her/him a smile and tell your gratitude for her/his companion. You may start it by saying:
- “It was really nice meeting/talking to you..”
- “I’m so glad meeting/talking to you..”
- “I would love to continue this chat, but..”
If you really have something to do, you may give them a reason on why you need to leave. However, if you are not willing to state it for the sake of privacy, you may say:
- “…. I need/have to do something,” or “… I have works to be done.”
- “… I need to go somewhere.”
On the other hand, you can use the previous phrases to finish a conversation, that makes you uncomfortable politely.
Finally, say goodbye to your company. If you want to continue your discussion in another time, you can also tell her/him your wish to meet again