Letting Go Is Hard

Losing a best friend sucks.

For all intents and purposes, the man I called my best friend and I are done. While it is mostly a mutual decision, I still wish it weren’t happening.

The pain of loss is hard – whether it’s from separating from someone you deeply care about or losing someone in death. In my case, it feels like there’s a hole that just leaves me empty.

I wonder why letting go is so hard. Is it just that change is difficult, or is it something deeper?

For me, I know that I am not always a huge fan of change. I get in to a routine or familiar with something, and it becomes comfortable.

When I’m uncomfortable, that’s when I really get anxious and want an “easy” fix. 

In the case of losing my best friend, I don’t think the “fix” is going to be so easy. I am using my coping skills – including listening to music, walking and interacting with others – but those are not going to satisfy the feeling of loss.

For now, I just have to remember – letting go is hard.

Do you have tips or stories about letting go? I’d love to hear them! Drop me a line in the comments section.

One thought on “Letting Go Is Hard

  1. I had to let some people go recently and someone told me something that put it in a different perspective. She said that they were in our lives for a reason and that even though they weren’t able to stay in our lives, they left their “footprints” in it. Because I knew them and had good times with them in the past, they made me a better person and I’m trying to work on being grateful that they were in my life for the time they were rather than forgetting all of that. I’m sorry you had to go through that. That’s really hard, but stay strong ❤


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