Ending a Relationship
When do we know when and how to “let go” in a relationship? We don’t prepare a plan to end our relationship – our attention has generally been directed towards trying to make our relationship work. Even when we feel a relationship needs to end, it can be months, even years before we come to a place where we are able to make that decision and follow through. The reason? Most of us are uncertain as to what to do. It is difficult, sometimes, to see clearly enough – to really know what the right thing is for ourselves.
Leaving a relationship can be one of the most painful and frightening experiences and the discomfort that can follow can feel unbearable. It is important to learn how to gain the confidence to know you can and will get through it. Learn how to follow through with the big decisions in a relationship.
Before deciding to end a relationship, exploring how we behave in “the dance” is critical. Becoming honest and seeing clearly our own personal issues involved and understanding our reactions and actions is also essential. A relationship helps us learn a great deal about ourselves, if we allow.
How you end a relationship is as important as how you build one. Learn how to let go with compassion, self-care, confidence and trust. It is not an ending – it is a transition and transitions always expand our view of ourselves in valuable and life affirming ways. The lessons and gifts gained from what is ending ignites new direction, inspiring the greatest relationship we can imagine.