Let Them Go For The Sake of Your Own Heart

Let Them Go For The Sake of Your Own Heart

Sometimes we lose people. Despite all our best efforts, we have to let relationships go. It is a hard fact of life. One that will happen many times over the course of our lives. And each person we have to let go hurts. It doesn’t necessarily get easier.

But we get stronger.

Sometimes we waste time trying to hold on to a sinking ship. Staying in a relationship that isn’t right for you, for fear of starting over. Trying to make things works when they aren’t meant to. We hurt ourselves by doing this. We think we’re being strong, but sometimes it takes more strength to let go.

Let them go for the sake of your own heart. Because staying in the wrong place can hinder your growth. Let them go because you deserve more. You don’t deserve to stay stagnant.

If someone is not moving forward with you, it’s okay to let go. It’s okay to say goodbye, despite your best efforts. Sometimes what we want so badly is not what’s best for us. And that’s okay too.

Delete their number. Tell them goodbye. Move forward. Peddling back and forth in a relationship that isn’t going anywhere, helps nobody. Sometimes it’s best to cut off contact if we can’t let go otherwise.

Letting go is tough. Change is hard, but unavoidable. We don’t know what we are capable of until we try. The best thing one can do is live life for themselves. Open up to new experiences. Be open to putting yourself out there. Realize that there is a time of hurt in life, and this may be one. Once we get past the tough times, we can move on to better things.

So do it for yourself.

And them too.

Sometimes letting go is the best possible thing you can do for everyone.

There is strength in letting go. You are capable. All you have to do is take that first step.

About the author

Kristin Rattigan

Chicago born and raised. Stay strong but sweet.