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Why Letting Go of Someone You Love Is Hard

By Nica A / May 5, 2022
Letting go of someone you love

Letting go of someone you love is the hardest of all things to do. You have all these memories and moments shared together that make it hard to let go. Even if that person is toxic and brings nothing but negativity into your life, it’s still hard letting go. But that’s the reality that we need to face.

It can be tempting to hold on, clinging to the hope that things will get better or that your partner will change their ways. But the truth is that letting go is often the best course of action, both for your own well-being and for your relationship.

How would I know if it’s time to let go? Do I have to look for some signs or I’m just prolonging the pain? I know it hurts letting go, but is it worth it?

These questions vary from person to person and situation to situation. Ultimately, you need to listen to your heart and intuition when making the decision whether or not to let go.

Acceptance is the key. Because the truth is, not all relationships are meant to last for a lifetime. And that’s okay! Letting go doesn’t mean you’re giving up on love, it just means you’re moving on to something better.

So if you’re struggling with letting go of someone you love, know that you’re not alone. The process is never easy, but it’s always worth it in the end. Trust that things will work out just fine, and everything that you are going through right now will make you a stronger and wiser person.

Letting Go? How and Where Should I Start?

You can start letting go of someone you love by giving yourself time and space to process your emotions. This may mean letting go of certain people or activities that are no longer serving your well-being, seeking out the support of a therapist or other trusted confidante, or trying some self-care techniques like meditation, journaling, or exercise.

Whatever path you choose, remember that moving on is a long process. But it is what it is. Just take things one day at a time, and trust that you will get through this. So just to make sure that you can get some basics of how you can get started with this letting go thingy, here are some simple ways that you can consider.

  1. Cut off your contact with your ex or toxic partner. This can be difficult and painful, but it’s an important step in letting go of someone you love.
  2. Allow yourself to grieve the loss of your relationship. Whether it was a romantic partnership or simply a friendship, letting go requires some mourning time.
  3. Focus on building yourself up both physically and emotionally. Practicing self-love is a great way for you to appreciate and love yourself more. Make this chance to focus on you and your needs.
  4. Identify your support system. These are the people who will be there for you during this difficult time. Choose wisely!
  5. Find an activity or cause that you’re passionate about. Doing things that make you feel good regularly will help ease the pain of letting go.
  6. Ultimately, learn the lessons. Letting go of someone you love can teach us a lot about ourselves. Pay attention to the patterns and behaviors that led to the end of your relationship, and use these lessons to improve your future relationships.

Seriously, I can go over and over about letting go and how it can be a tough thing to do. But in the end, remember that letting go is always worth it. And with time, patience, and self-love, you will come out stronger on the other side. Just keep going! I know you’ve been through this, and you can do it again. So just keep letting go and things will work out for the best. Trust me!