Letting go of a toxic relationship is easy ... said no one ever! When you really love someone, moving on is hard. Often, though, ending a bad relationship is the best thing that can happen to both parties involved. If you're not in an equally fulfilling relationship, letting go is an act of love — both for yourself and for your partner. Read on to learn how to recognize the signs that it's time for your glow up.
Stop Waiting for Change
You want to be free to act like your true self in any loving partnership, and you want your partner to have the same freedom. If you're hanging around in a relationship waiting for or expecting someone to change (or fighting changes they're trying to make you undergo), that's a sign that stepping away may be the healthiest thing for both of you. You don't want to have to change someone to fit your expectations, so if you don't think you love them for who they are, you're really just fighting a losing battle.
Move Out of the Past
Finding yourself wrapped up in cozy memories more often than not? Sure, past memories are something to treasure. But if you're replaying happy moments from the past to make yourself feel good about your current situation, that's a sign that your relationship isn't what you need right now. If your only reasons for continuing a relationship come from past memories, not current actions, moving on might be exactly what you need. Speaking with a psychic can help you learn strategies for keeping your happy memories while still moving on from a bad-news relationship.
Acknowledge When You're Justifying Bad Behavior
There's a real term for what happens when we're experiencing something that makes us uncomfortable: cognitive dissonance. That's the discomfort you face when you try to come up for explanations to make yourself feel better about a situation that conflicts with your beliefs. Sound familiar? You may be trying to justify staying in a toxic relationship, and that's another surefire sign that you should focus on letting go. If you're constantly trying to justify your partner's actions, you'll wind up building a relationship based on rationalizations instead of reality.
Love Isn't Supposed to Hurt
It can be hard to leave someone you love, even when they're causing you harm. However, any kind of abuse is the reddest of red flags that you need to get yourself out of a relationship. Emotional abuse can be tougher to pinpoint than physical harm, but it's just as hurtful. Moving on is an act of self-care and protection. Don't shy away from your personal support system or even the authorities if you need help exiting an abusive situation.
Hard as it seems, letting go can be the best thing you can do for someone you love. Speak with a psychic today to get the support you need to make this positive change.