@PsychToday @DrSuzanneL #Relationships
Some painful stuff went down between you and someone who once held great meaning in your life. It reached a point where the only option left was to sever the connection. But as time has passed, you’ve become increasingly aware that the amazing moments you shared with this person are part of who you are, part of your identity, forever in your heart.
On the one hand, the rupture that split you is just too much to overcome. On the other, it was an important relationship to you. Being able to understand even painful memoriesthrough the ever-widening lens of how they have impacted your life as a whole is vital to helping you decide whether to try to repair or continue to let go of that ruptured relationship.