letting-go-butterflyLetting go is hard to do, but unfortunately there are times when you have to. Is there ever an easy way to go about it?  You could spend days or even months cyberstalking the person you severed ties with. Let’s not talk about the pain that comes along after letting someone go. Depending on the emotional ties you have with a person, that could last even longer.

One thing people don’t tend to realize in is that letting a person go doesn’t mean completely forgetting about them, but realizing that your life will go and you can survive without them in it. Word to Dr. Phil. I haven’t had to let go of too many people, but the ones that I did severe ties with taught me a lot about what I was willing to put up with then, and what I’m not willing to put up with now.  Sometimes I quit them cold turkey and just dropped off the face of the earth. Other times, I made it a point to let them know why I was ending the friendship or relationship, just as an fyi.  For me, letting someone go cold turkey was always the easiest. Out of sight, out of mind.  I did notice when I handed out my fyi to people, they lingered around trying to rationalize the situation, which made it harder in the end.

Clutchettes, How do you let go? What methods work best for you?

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  • Chelle

    I’ve let someone go cold turkey and I have to agree it is easier. When I tried breaking things off with someone I was seeing, it got ugly. Ugly as in they kept calling trying to talk me out of it and it made me feel bad. I like to be able to sever ties and not have someone try to make me feel guilty for doing so. Both ways are hard but it’s just a part of this that good ole thing called life and maturing. *deep sigh*

  • Marketing Gimmicks

    Letting go is hard because many of us are caught up in nostalgia, obligation and what if’s but if the person or situation is toxic you owe it to yourself to make an empowering decision in saying goodbye.

    Many of us in fear of being alone or not fitting in sacrifice ourselves so that we can be loved but damage is damage and hurts us more in the long run.

    We don’t owe a thing to people who have a consistent pattern of hurting or disappointing us.

    • Roses

      “We don’t owe a thing to people who have a consistent pattern of hurting or disappointing us.”>HALLELU! *drops money in the collection plate* Preach! And that’s the bottom line when Letting Go!

    • The Comment

      “nostalgia, obligation and what if’s…”

      Wow. That can keep you burden down forever if you don’t snap out of it.