When a relationship is over, you might ask yourself, what are some of the things I should do to get my life back on track?
It’s a hard job. The memories and longings are there long after the relationship has ended. It can be a soft rain in the mid-night. Or it could be a furious sea that over takes you and paralyzes you like an old shoe thrown out into the street.
Sometimes it just finishes and you don’t even notice it until one morning you wake up and the will to be with your ex no longer exists. In either case crispness of thought will help you to move on with your life.
Reasoning can take a difference of forms. In any case, you’ll need to precisely determine why you want the romance to end and unravel to work towards its termination. Being honest with ourselves can be tough. You may need a sounding board to help you arrange your feelings from what may seem like an obligation.
Confronting your partner and having a face to face argument is a good way to articulate your position, but not always available. When you do decide this is the best approach, select a neutral location that doesn’t carry any memories.
Once the decision has been made, schedule some time to suitably end the relationship. It’s best face to face, but if this is not practical, make the phone call immediately, while all the crispness is in your mind.
Obviously you don’t want to be callous. Compassion and honesty is the best approach. You can’t turn companionship on and off like a faucet. It maybe that keeping that person as a friend is as important as the relationship was. So practice a loving tone and have compassion for the other person.
Cordiality should be the approach you take. Getting on the defensive side of the other person or giving a perception that signals defense can only indurate hearts and turn into a scene you may not have expected. There are always positives in any experiences. Find those and let them control how you part ways. Good memories and lessons learned should be taken into the next relationship.
Constantly be where you are. No distractions or thoughts should be carried with you when you sit down for that heart to heart seperation talk. Expect there to be a flare of emotions. Saying good-by is never easy regardless of how prepared you bear in mind you are.
Listen carefully and respond accordingly, but don’t be drawn into non-caring attitude. Relationships often tend to point to one person or the other. It can be something you did or did not do. Although of what comes up, don’t take it personally. Words are so powerful. Measure responses carefully and take time to think them through. We don’t continuously say things the way others sometime perceive them.
You must be strong. End the discussion on a positive note, just as you should respond in a positive manner to accusations that may or may not be true. Don’t expect one rendezvous to resolve the relationship.
Sometimes another may be scheduled but not necessary. So be open and as in league as possible.
We’ve talked about how people sometimes need space, time to think, time to reflect. Giving them this period helps them come to certain realizations that may be overshadowed by the emotion of the moment.
It’s a difficult time of shift when you’ve decided the relationship is no longer desired. Be sure you give your ex the same mass of time you took in deciding to initiate the breakup. You’ll need to be careful here. Feelings are puissant and can back fire regardless of how carefully you’ve thought things through. Be gentle but don’t be swayed from your aims. Know that this new direction you’ve chosen does not include your ex. Make that very clear.
Assure a positive friendship. If it was meant to be it won’t require much effort. But do prepare yourself to never see that individual again. However, if there is a possibility, or you would not be averse to renewing the relationship, let this be known as well. This is something you need to include in your parting words. The end is always not the real end. It is sometimes settled after you’ve been apart. You can never really know for sure. Perhaps there were conditions in the relationship that the other did not comprehend. Given some time this may mend a broken relationship. It’s up to you to decide if this is a prospect.
Couples sometimes become complacent for a number of reasons. If you get through a period of cogitation, only the future will determine if you were meant to be together. One thing you can be confident of is it will certainly give rise to the follow-on relationship stronger.
On the other hand, if this is highly unlikely, say your peace and move forward with no sorrows. You were honest, caring and upfront. No one should or can expect more.