One Of The Lasting Side Effects Of Having Loved Someone

Some people are just really difficult to let go of.

That’s one of the lasting side effects of having loved someone. The more intoxicating the love, the more difficult it will be to let go of it all and move on with your life. You’re not going to want to let go because you remember how good it once was and believe it could be that good again. You still have hope that things may one day change.

And you’re right. Things will surely change, but how they will change likely won’t align with the way you’re hoping things will change. But I’m just speaking from personal experience.

Even when you come to accept that it is time to move on, it’s not always easy to move on. The question of “why?” keeps popping into your mind. “Why did things have to end this way?”

I’m here to tell you it doesn’t matter why. Things ended the way they ended because that’s the way they ended. You can pick apart and learn from your mistakes, but past that, there isn’t anything else to learn from the circumstance.

It’s important to understand not everything happens for a reason. I know this goes against what most of us have been taught to believe, but the reality is some things didn’t need to happen but happened nonetheless. And all we can do is learn from our mistakes and work toward a better, more fulfilling future for ourselves.

If we hold onto the belief that everything happens for a reason, it becomes impossible to let go of our past. It’s true that our past stays with us in one way or another, but if we wish to one day feel alive again, we must shift our focus into the future. We must focus on action.

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Hope you all had a Merry Merry Christmas.



5 thoughts on “One Of The Lasting Side Effects Of Having Loved Someone

  1. I love this! Believing things happen for a reason has started me on an endless search for that reason, but truth is there is non.

    I talk about moving on and breaking up in my blog as well if you’d like to check it out!

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  2. Going through that right now, unfortunately. One thing I like to remember is that it isn’t so much that everything “happens for a reason,” but rather that we as humans like to assign a reason to everything that happens in order to make sense of our world and maintain the illusion of control.

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  3. My opinion has it that it does not hurt to assign a reason to an event if you intend to make sense of it and ultimately learn from it. Also, if you are going to recognize the fact that, not every thing happens for a reason; and still open your mind up to learning from such situations, well its a win, win for you. If you treat every situation as a tool to know more then maybe everything does happens for a reason. Its a matter of perspective.

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