Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Let It Go
The words I keep chanting, over and over. It isn't working yet, but I'm hoping with more time I can learn to let it go. I think most of us avoid people, and situations that hurt us. But, what do you do if it's a person you can't avoid. A family member, who keeps breaking your heart?
To be clear I am not talking physical pain, I don't care if it is a family member who hits you, they need to be cut out of your life pronto.
The situation I'm talking about is more ify. This person sees nothing wrong in what they're doing. So you remind yourself that they are not doing this to intentionally hurt you. Nevertheless, it hurts you just the same. It's to the point that even talking to this person causes you pain. Do you cut them out of your life? To do so, makes it difficult for other loved ones, as they love you and that person. You don't want to make life hard for them.
This person will never change. They have absolutely no respect for anyone else's feelings. For them, the only feelings that matter are their own. There is no point in talking to them, you have tried, talk is just met with belittlement. Do you keep trying to let it go, or do you walk away? Does the answer depend on how you're related? What if this person is your sibling? Your parent? Your, aunt, cousin, etc? Which relationship can you walk away from, and which must you battle your pain and learn to let it go?