10 November 2012 in , , , ,

Just let it go...


Relationships are weird. I don't just mean relationships with a significant other. I mean human relationships in general. There are moments when you connect with another human being and you can't imagine your life without them. You laugh together, keep each other company and confide in each other. They become ingrained in your daily routine like sugar in your coffee or brushing your teeth. You take comfort in their presence because it is automatic, it becomes the norm.

BUT...

This bliss doesn't last forever. People are like elastic bands, they come together and drift apart. Each individual who is let into your life teaches you something. They leave their mark on the way you see the world - sometimes it's positive and other times it's not. Nonetheless other people change us, maybe that's why it's possible to outgrow your relationships. Our interests shift and so do our priorities. All of a sudden life without that particular connection doesn't seem so unbelievable. It becomes real, almost a necessity. That's the moment to let go. 

The hard part is deciding whether a relationship is still worth your effort or whether you've exhausted all avenues and have nothing left to offer. The threshold is different for everyone. It doesn't make sense to let go of something you had for so long, but it also doesn't make sense to hold on when there's actually nothing there. So true! The point of human relation is to relate. That's what makes us comfortable, that's what makes us sane - knowing that we can connect with like minded people and feel understood. If there is a disconnect in that relation the bond between two individuals will deteriorate. Keep the relationships which are worth keeping and nurture them with all you have; let go of the ones that are not worth it without looking back  

the outspoken introvert. 

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