Breakups can be hard. Friendship or family breakups can be just as troubling (depending on the depth and intimacy of those relationships). To move on from someone we have grown to care about can seem insurmountable at times. We wonder what we are to do with all the memories, all the laughter, all the meaningful talks, all the quality time. We wonder how we can successfully manage to accept that what once was no longer is and move forward in a healthy way. We wonder how we are to continue living with that person or people on our minds often and not end up bitter, resentful, or fearful of getting to know anyone in the future because we don’t want to suffer similar loss.
I have lost relationships that were important to me (consecutively over the