Letting 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.