In conversing with a friend tonight, we chatted about relationships and other lessons life has offered us. Whether it be family, friends or romance, relationships can be complex – or rather the people within the relationships can be complicated.
I was thinking about my most recent relationship. I love him, always will – but I didn’t love our relationship and that is why I finally needed to part ways. It wasn’t healthy for me. And I realized that I wasn’t healthy for him, even if that wasn’t his decision. I may never move on, who knows, but he afforded me the opportunity to work through my own issues. There’s a lesson within every relationship – and he may have been my best.
People say remember the good times, the memories that make you smile. I beg to differ. Continue reading “Don’t let memories blind you from reality.”
“Peace is the simplicity of heart, the serenity of mind, tranquility of soul, the bond of love.” ― Pio of Pietrelcina
“That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.” – Deb Caletti
”We need to grieve the ones we have loved and lost in this lifetime — not to sustain our connection to suffering, but to sustain our connection to love.” – J. W.
“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” ― George Bernard Shaw
“How would your week have been different if you did everything with love and kindness?” – Tina Nies, 40 Day LoveFest for You
“Love has its seasons, and in a solid, stable, trusting relationship where two people feel safe and understood, they can weather any storm.” E.M. Murphy
“If you don’t know the guy on the other side of the world, love him anyway because he’s just like you. He has the same dreams, the same hopes, and fears. It’s one world, pal. We’re all neighbors.” – Frank Sinatra
Letting go of a relationship and the person you love ranks up there with one of the most difficult things to do in life.
What’s even more difficult is letting go when a relationship isn’t blatantly bad – but not enough.
If one person yearns in a way the other cannot fulfill, there will be an unrelenting longing and chronic emptiness.
Continue reading “Seasons of the heart.”
“Continue to share your heart with people even if it has been broken.” – Amy Poehler