Prepare for It. This one is easy. All you have to do is smile and say "Thank you so much for your support. I've enjoyed my time here and I've learned a lot from you. Let me know what I can do to make the transition easier." Are you always going to get reaction number five? Probably not. But if you look for the signs, you can likely anticipate your boss' response, go into the conversation prepared, and come out stronger on the other side. Then, you can breathe a sign of relief and start looking forward to starting your new position.
Tempting You to Stay. It's a reaction that's both good and bad: Your boss values you so much that he or she offers you a raise or promotion to stay. But it can leave you feeling conflicted: You have another great job lined up__but now that there's more money on the table, do you really want to leave your current position?