Posted on Aug 15, 2008 | Comments 0
Breaking up with someone you love can be one of the toughest emotional struggles youâ€™ll go through.
How have you handled breakups in the past? What can you do to minimize pain for the other person and yourself?
As painful as a relationship can be as itâ€™s ending, the experience can be a source of profound learning and personal growth.
Just when you are getting comfortable, life will throw something at you which challenges that comfort. Donâ€™t big life shifts always appear this way?
Instead of looking at these challenges with frustration, treat them as an opportunity for change in the life direction you were meant to lead and benefit from. The following are some realizations with regards to relationships and the ending of them.
The Failure Misconception – Socially, we tend to correlate the ending of a relationship with failure. We even articulate it as such; we say, â€œIâ€™ve failed in this relationshipâ€.
By framing as such, we leave a negative impression in our minds and an association with relationships in general. The ending of a relationship is not a failure, but rather the ending of a life situation in our story.
We were meant to experience the relationship for its joyful moments and we were meant to learn from its challenges. New life and death are all around us. Every inhale we take is a birth and each exhale is the death of that breath; and life continues.
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