How to Let Go of Someone You Love

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How to Let Go of Someone You Love


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It hurts to say ‘goodbye’! In fact, it can be gut-wrenching when the person you are parting from is someone you truly love. Sometimes though, it’s the best thing to do…for you and for the other person. Here are some suggestions on how to let go of someone you love:

Consider yourself

In the end, you are all you have. You cannot depend on anyone else to make you happy, secure, or whole. If being with the one you love is not the best thing for you, it is in your best interest to let go of them and move on. No matter what the reason behind it is, if the relationship is not one that makes you a better person, you owe it to yourself to leave it behind.

Consider the other person

When you are in a relationship that is not flourishing, no matter why that may be, you are not only doing harm to yourself, you are hurting the other person. If you love someone, you owe it to them to want the best for them, even if that means you will not be a part of the scenario.

Think things through

It’s natural to get so wrapped up in emotions, you aren’t seeing the big picture. Put your feelings aside and think the situation through to the end. If you are operating off emotions, you won’t make wise decisions. Thinking with your brain and not your heart will help you see more clearly and when you do, you’ll be able to let go of someone you love, because you know it is the right thing to do.

Dwell on the positive side

Obviously there are reasons you feel it is best to let go of someone you love or you would not be entertaining the thought. Whether it is that you don’t think you would be happy spending forever with your current partner, or that he or she cheated on your, or any other reason, the fact is – something led you to this point. The more time you spend thinking of the positive aspect of ending the relationship, the more strength you will have to bring the relationship to an end. What things were you not able to do when you were together? What good would become of not being with that person? Focus on the benefits of letting go instead of the emotions of hanging on.

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Accept the stark reality

Some things never change. If your relationship is not meant to be, you can drag it on out, but…for what? Accepting the fact that it is best to let go of someone you love is helpful when it comes down to actually going through with it. Don’t sugar coat reality. Accept it for what it is.


It’s never easy to say ‘good bye’. In fact, it can be one of the most difficult things you’ve ever done. But, if it can be the best thing too, for you and for the one you love. Love is wanting the best for you and for the other person. Let go. Move on. And let the one you love move on too.

 

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