Why Letting People Go is Important & How To Do It

by - Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sometimes, letting people go can be the hardest thing in the world. You want to be there for them because you care, but at the same time, the people who you care about aren't giving you the same time of mind as you're giving them, and there comes a point where you need to let people go.

Why letting people go is important
Letting people go is so important, despite how much heartbreak and sadness comes with letting certain people go. This video definitely helped me a lot when it came to whether or not I had to let certain people in my life go, and it's a huge life lesson. As the video said, some people are like leaves-the fickle people who only go to you when they want or need something. Some people are also like branches-you might think they'll stick around but then something changes and they are no longer going to stick around just for you. What you're really looking for is the roots-the people who are always going to be there for you no matter what life throws at you.

Letting people go can be difficult, but there are some ways that you can go about it

Stop showing your support
Don't suddenly pull your support though. Do it slowly. Mute them, stop liking their stuff, and stop promoting them if the person you're trying to let go is solely online. If it's an in-person friend you're trying to let go, this is where you need to talk to them. Tell your friend that you feel as though they aren't being supportive and there for you, and if they try to change their behavior, then that's a good thing. If they don't make any effort to change, it's time to slowly distance yourself from them until you no longer feel bothered about not being with them anymore.

Block if you have to 
Use the block buttons on social media if you have to. If the person doesn't get the hint that you no longer want to be around them, that's what the block button is for. You don't owe anyone an explanation of why you no longer want to keep in contact with them. This can be for the annoying friend who always goes to you online and whines about how bad their life is, or who generally annoys everyone in your friends group.

Letting people go can be hard, but you need to do it if your friendship is starting to suffer and despite you trying everything on your end to save it, nothing is working, or if you have that one toxic person in your group who is making the others uncomfortable. Letting people go is how you can let go of toxic people, and eventually you'll be able to find new friends who will support you through everything.

Have you ever had to let people go?

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