The poet Herman Hesse once said, “Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” Letting go of someone you love is one of the hardest things to do, at least in my opinion.
It requires a lot of strength and resilience to let go of someone you have become so used to being around. So for those of you who have someone in your life that you need to let go of, check out these tips from reddit to help you get through this tough time.
1. GIVE YOURSELF TIME.
“Time is the best way to overcome those feelings in most cases. You can occupy yourself with other activities to stave off the feelings or mask them, but time is the only definite solution I’ve seen.”
2. NOT EVERYTHING WAS AS GOOD AS IT SEEMED.
“This is all cliche as hell and far easier said than done, but here it goes: remember not to look back at your relationship with rose-colored glasses… your relationship had problems. Remember them.”
3. REMEMBER WHAT LOVE IS ALL ABOUT.
“True love is putting the needs of someone else above your own. If you really love someone, then you’ll make the decision that is best for them, even if it makes things hard for you.”
4. DO YOU.
“It took me a long, long time, but more than anything [else that has helped], distance. Not seeing, hearing from, talking to, contacting, anything like that with the person. Complete isolation from him/her until you can get yourself back on your feet on your own [is key].”
5. LEAVE IT ALL ON THE TABLE.
“Get all of it off your chest before you walk. Nothing worse than leaving loose ends on something like that. I’ve been there and it’s brutally hard, but sometimes you just gotta do it.”