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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Allow yourself to feel all of the emotions that arise, even when they feel unbearable. Get angry. Feel the loneliness. Be present with your pain so that it can release. Ignoring emotion gives fuel to your pain, and creates deeper wounds over time. Grieving can feel like a roller coaster of emotion. Go for the ride and trust that in time, your feelings will become less intense.
We have funerals to mark a death, why not have a funeral to mark the end of a relationship? If you have a picture of the two of you, bury it in your yard and plant a flower over it to mark new growth. Burn the picture in a flame. Print out emails or texts from your lover and throw them in the trash.
Even better…have the ritual with your soon-to-be-ex-lover, if possible. Can you mark the end together with mutual respect for the loss of your love? A relationship can bind together two people in many ways—as friends, lovers, roommates, financial support, through marriage, children, possessions, and in spiritual ways. Imagine all of these connections as separate cords that are part of a thick rope of connection between you.
Most of the cords are eventually cut when you end a relationship. Some are cut quickly and easily, if they are more tangible.
Loose ends and uncut cords will keep you both coming back to something you may not want or need to be a part of any longer. When you leave your lover, you must love yourself back to life. It takes time to heal after a relationship ends.
Nourish yourself. Spend time with friends. Spend time alone. Fill up with that which heals you. Most of all, remember that there is an abundance of love in the world just waiting for you , and closing the doors to a relationship that no longer serves two people will create space for new love to arrive. She is devoted to helping others live and love passionately by gaining the confidence to be authentic in their own lives.
She works with clients through her relationship coaching practice and as a therapist and founder of Trilogy Holistic Mental Health, where she offers retreats, dating and relationship coaching and therapy. Sign up for expert wisdom, inspiring articles, and the latest from our blog right to your inbox. MeetMindful is a curated meeting ground for mindful and meaningful connections. Register for free and get started today no card required.