Thursday, March 21, 2019

Ending Relationships with Care

Letting others go with care

Sometimes, saying "goodbye" to a relationship which isn't working is the honorable thing to do.

In every relationship, no matter how many times you say "I Love You," how often the chemistry ignites while on the dance floor or in the bedroom, or how much you desire continuing into eternal bliss, one person always feels stronger for the other. Sometimes though, when a break-up is imminent, the balance of affection is so heavily tipped in the other person's corner you feel hesitant to let them go because of an unwillingness to hurt their feelings or even leaving yourself alone. However, doing them the favor by permanently saying "goodbye" is the most honorable thing to do, both for them and for you.

I've personally known several people, men and women, who've spent years pining away for a distant, or lost love. They go to bed believing the heavens will suddenly part, mistakes will be forgotten, and a second chance will begin. They envision Harlequin romance images of white horses galloping along shorelines, huge bouquets of flowers delivered to their door, and tearful marriage proposals appearing from the sky at the hands of their former loves. They somehow get it in their minds that he/she is the one and no matter how that person feels now, their future is still meant -to-be. They pray for them daily, follow them on social media, frequent places and events they're known to attend in hopes of an encounter, even hang old couple photos along their walls. Some even resort to stalking, which is both psychologically damaging and physically draining; this could even lead to domestic violence if things got out of hand.

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Randy Mitchell is a blogger on lifestyle, writing and relationship topics and is a published author of inspirational romance. His first novel "Sons In The Clouds" is available in paperback on Amazon. To read more about Randy, visit
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By Coach Phatty on July 11, 2013 at 08:22 pm


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By Coach Phatty on July 17, 2013 at 10:44 pm

I really enjoyed this article because it addressed some issues that I dealt with. It reallyis hard tolet go and sometimes, when we wait for our "loves" to return, it could drive us nuts. We just need to learn how to say "good-bye" in a dignified and caring fashion. Thanks for the article my freind!

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By Amit Kumar on July 18, 2013 at 01:14 am

I like this article.It's really nice.

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By Randy Mitchell on July 18, 2013 at 10:46 am

Coach Patty and Amit Kumar thank you both for your positive comments.

Yes, for our good mental health it's always best, but never easy, to simply let go of past loves. Especially if they've made it clear there's no longer a connection.

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