Letting go of a loved one is always a difficult thing to do. When you love someone deeply, taking that person out of your life is like tearing away a part of yourself. The pain can be so intense as to debilitate a person. And yet life must go on. No matter how the loved one got separated – whether by death, divorce or a breakup – it is essential that you stop obsessing over what you have lost. Here are a few ways to let go of someone you love and move on.
Everyone has heard of the seven year itch, a popular way of referring to the idea that marriages typically tend to fall apart after seven years. However with wide ranging research on the quality of marriages and the reasons why they break up, the phenomenon of seven year itch has come under the scanner. So what is the truth and do couples really begin to fall out of love around the seventh year of their marriages?
No relationship is completely devoid of disagreements and occasional fights. It is only natural for two separate human beings to have individual priorities and ways of living which clash with each other. However despite all the ups and downs, it does not mean that a relationship has to break down irretrievably. So if you have been facing more than your share of problems in a relationship but are reluctant to give up, here are a few ways you can stop it from ending.
Weddings are occasions of laughter, romance and good wishes for the lucky couple. But putting forward your best side becomes truly difficult when you are invited to an ex’s wedding. There is hardly any woman who will not, at least once, think that that woman up there with the groom might have been her if things had turned out differently. Memories of regret and pain can struggle with feelings of envy and embarrassment on such occasions. So if you have received an invitation to your ex-boyfriend’s wedding, should you go or excuse yourself?
Sometimes despite your best efforts, a man or a woman may not respond to a relationship with the level of warmth and commitment that you hope for. Some may prefer to be upfront and tell you they are no longer happy with you. Others though, prefer to leave clues, hoping that you’ll get the hint but prepare for an amicable breakup. If you have been getting the following signs from your partner, it may be time to consider the fact that he/she wants to end the relationship.
He/she does not call
It is natural for the end of a relationship to give rise to a lot of hurt, pain and anger. And in cases where you have been dumped, it may seem impossible to ever forgive your ex or move on to a more positive way of thinking. And yet however difficult as it may seem, letting go of the past is not entirely impossible. Here are few tips to move on gracefully when your relationship is over.
Allow yourself to grieve
While there are some couples who are mismatched from the start, most try to wait out the storms in their married life. However sometimes things have gone so bad and for so long that any attempt at setting things right seems futile and divorce is the only way. If you think so of your own marriage as well, watch out for the following 10 signs which may signal that it is best to break up rather than be burdened with an unhappy relationship.
There are many different ways in which a marriage comes apart – sometimes it ends with mutual consent while at times it marks the final episode in a series of bitter marital conflicts. While all of them may be equally painful, one of the most bewildering ways in which a marriage can end is spousal abandonment. If you are a victim too, here are a few strategies on how to cope.
About spousal abandonment
If you are going through a breakup right now, one of your most pressing questions is probably how long is this going to take. The bad news first – it is going to be a while before you can bounce back to the dating scene. But the good news is that sooner or later and no matter how hard it may seem now, you are going to get through this difficult time.
There are as many reasons for breakups as there are couples. While many have to do with cheating and lies, not all relationships end because one partner willingly hurt the other. Sometimes two people can simply drift away from each other, when their relationship has nothing more to offer, where they have nothing to look forward to. Unless you have been at the receiving end of major physical or emotional abuse, no matter what the cause for your breakup, you can do it gracefully.
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