Letting Go: Part 2

Monday, April 17, 2017

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my letting go of an unhealthy friendship. You can read part one here.

 Here are some tips to help you move on from a relationship that just isn't right for you anymore:

1. Give yourself a goal
Give yourself a few weeks time to grieve and process the loss. I usually suggest a month or so, that way it isn't right away, but it doesn't drag on. However, you know what's best for you.

2. Acknowledge your emotions
Are you mad? Sad? Whatever you are, acknowledge it and own it. It's okay to be mad. It's okay to be sad. As long as you're being healthy with your grieving habits (i.e. not overdrinking to numb yourself), let yourself feel.

3. Take a break from social media
Letting go in this modern technological age may be more difficult than years past. Think about it, most of us are so absorbed into our social networking, that we may feel that we can't get away from an unhealthy relationship. Even if you delete the person from your Facebook, it's so easy to search their name. Taking a break from Facebook or other social media can be rejuvenating.

4. Take care of yourself
Take a nice bubble bath. Journal. Do whatever you normally do to make yourself feel better. You're the most important part of your life. Make sure you cherish yourself.

Simply Yours,

A. Leah