The Courage It Takes To End A Relationship

When break ups happen, I think the person who did the breaking up is often overlooked. The person who got broken up with must be so shattered, must need tons of support – but, no one stops to think about how hard it really is to break up with someone.

It takes a lot of courage to end something that has been so important to you. To cut ties with someone you loved, someone whose family has become your family, someone who knows everything about you. It takes courage to flip your life upside down because even though you’re not happy in the relationship, how do you know you’ll be happy outside the relationship?

And while it’s hard to get broken up with, it’s so hard to smash the heart of someone you care so deeply about. For a lot of people, it’s hard to be selfish and put yourself first and realize that the relationship isn’t making you happy anymore.

A lot of people would rather stay in a bad relationship forever than go through all that. They’d rather just settle than face the confrontation. I can’t blame them, especially if it’s just a fizzled relationship. Where there’s no reason to leave, but there’s also really no reason to stay.

I think it takes courage to end a relationship and start over. I admire the people who take this huge step because I know it could not have been an easy one for them. And I hope that everyone has enough self-awareness to get themselves out of something that’s making them unhappy.

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19 thoughts on “The Courage It Takes To End A Relationship

  1. This was beautifully written. I’ve had to end relationships (and have had people end them with me) it isn’t easy…but I do wonder who really wants to be in a relationship with someone who doesn’t want to be in it? Great post! 😊

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  2. I suck at breaking up with people. I’ll know exactly when it’s time to let go but just feel stuck and like it’s never the right time. So terrible!


  3. Have you ever had to break up with someone you’re not even in a relationship with? That is even more terrible. When I had to mine with my ex I did it in a terrible way because I froze so it all came out at once and it wasn’t the best, but she understood after a couple of months

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  4. A breakup is tough. Breaking up with my college boyfriend after five years was hard. But needed to do it because we were not meant to be. I met my soulmate a year after.

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  5. This is absolutely brilliant, and such a unique viewpoint. I totally agree, to walk away from a relationship is so difficult, and takes so very much courage. I must admit, I have been guilty in the past of staying in a relationship far longer than I should have, simply because I did not have the courage to face the turmoil if I chose to leave. Those who leave definitely need the support and kindness from their friends and family too. Great post.

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