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How to Let Go of Unhappily Ever After Toxic Relationships

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Sometimes in life, you may find yourself loving someone who doesn't love you back in the same way that you deserve. Toxic relationships can be shared with a friend, someone you're dating or a long-term partner, and they are the people you have to let go for the sake of your health and happiness.

How to Let Go of Unhappily Ever After Toxic Relationships

toxic relationships

Every moment you spend putting energy into relationships that give you nothing but draining, negative feelings is wasted time. Imagine how much you could get done if you invested all of that energy in yourself? Here are a few ways to let go of relationships that no longer serve you.

#1. Set the intention.

On a scale of 1-10, how determined are you to let go of this person? Be 100% honest with yourself. Are you still holding on to hope that this person will suddenly wake up one day and change so that things could work out? Until you are ready to let them go, you could find yourself stuck in a vicious cycle of letting them go yet engaging with them when they reach out to you. If you don't feel ready yet, take some time to work on accepting that this person will not change so that you can wholeheartedly start letting them go.

#2. Make a list.

Write down all of the reasons why you feel like this person doesn't love you. Is it the things they say to you? Or perhaps the fact that they no longer make an effort to spend time with you or respond to your messages? Write it all down. Seeing all of your red flags written on paper can help give you the courage to move on.

On a separate piece of paper, write down everything you want in a relationship or friendship. When you compare what you want to what you have been settling for, it can help make up your mind to move on and find someone worthy of your love.

#3. Time to block.

When you're trying to move on from a toxic relationship, it's best to cut that person off for your own sake. There's not much worse than missing someone and seeing photos of them pop up all over your social media. Blocking helps you mentally and physically move on.

Letting go of people we care about deeply is never easy, but sometimes we have to let them go for the sake of our sanity. It's common to hold on to people because we live in the past of how magical our connection felt in the beginning when we first met them. If those days are long gone, they're not coming back. Life's too short; love yourself enough to let go of those who no longer make you happy and have your best interests at heart.