We sometimes reach a point where we have existed in a bad relationship for so long that we become oblivious to how destructive it really is, it begins to feel like the norm. But deep down there is always that little voice that whispers "You are better than this, you deserve so much more."
Having been in that place more than once in my life, I can tell you that the amount of courage it takes to make the decision to walk out the door is nothing compared to the courage it will take to make a new life for yourself, and to explore new relationships when you are ready. They thing you need to know is that your heart knows when something is lost beyond the point of recovery and it is time to move on, it is part of the survival instinct. Listen to your heart.
Life is like a series of stories in which you are the main character. When you finish one relationship, you put that book down, and then you pick up the next to discover what your next adventure is going to be. You can't begin the new book until you put down the old one. I can assure you that one volume of your story ending does not mean that the world is ending or that our life is ending - even if it feels like your heart is breaking and part of you secretly wishes you could die. You will survive this!
If you are in a place where you know that your relationship is destructive and making you unhappy, end that story and put down the book. There's a whole new story about to begin for you, it's just waiting for you to walk through the door and close it behind you. It is not the end, it's the beginning... and life most assuredly goes on.
I'm linking up with Patricia's blog hop In Other Words
where the creative writing prompt this week was the following quotation:
"Every exit is an entry somewhere else."
- Tom Stoppard
- Tom Stoppard