Why it’s difficult to let go of a broken relationship

Misty Renee Posted 8 months ago
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Have you ever felt frustrated at a friend or a loved one who refuses to let go of an obviously dysfunctional or broken relationship? Are you often left wondering why they continue to stay with a person who they obviously need to get away from?

A relationship is always difficult, even in the best of times. It involved huge investments of time, effort, emotions, and money. And letting go of a long-term relationship can be excruciatingly painful. The longer you have been in a relationship, the harder it becomes to just leave and move on with your life.

Here are a few reasons why it can be so difficult to let go of a broken relationship sometimes:

1. Time Investment

Each one of us is living with limited time in our hands. No one is going to live forever and we all hope to make the best and most efficient use of the time we’re given in this life. When we stay committed to a long-term relationship in our life, we end up investing a lot of our time into it.

We take time to build it up and maintain it- time that we can never get back if this relationship just fails. So even when this relationship starts to fall apart, even when the flaws in our partner start to feel too obvious, and even when we know that the relationship is ultimately doomed, we still find it difficult to accept that all of our time has actually gone to waste.

2. You Still Care For Them

At times, it becomes difficult to walk away from something that’s hurting you because you still have very strong feelings for the person involved. The relationship might not be working out well, but that doesn’t automatically mean that you don’t love them anymore.

These strong and undeniable feelings can make it difficult for you to let go long after you’ve realized rationally that this relationship won’t work or that the person in front of you is not at all a good fit. - Continue reading on next page