Letting Go of Love

How do you walk away from a relationship when your heart tells you no?

how to let go of someone you love

Recently, I needed to say goodbye to someone who was extremely important to me. Someone I loved with all my heart. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. But this person wasn’t making me as much of a priority as I was making them. Their actions were not as loving as the words coming from their mouth often sounded. I gave this person several chances to show me how much I meant to them, instead of just telling me. I gave them several opportunities to treat me better, but they didn’t. So it was becoming more and more painful to have them in my life than to release them.

So I decided to let go.

Believe me, it wasn’t easy. We had amazing chemistry, a strong friendship … // READ MORE

The Giver
How I Met Your Father
Considering the ancient technology we were dealing with back then, it’s a wonder it even happened, kids.

The other day, my daughter and I watched The Giver, the film adaptation of Lois Lowry’s 1993 novel. The story is set in a utopian society that’s eliminated pain and strife by converting to “sameness,” a plan that’s also eradicated human emotions. A boy named Jonas is selected to be the Receiver, the person who stores all the community’s past memories, in case they’re needed to make an important decision. He’s trained by the Giver, whose job is to transfer all that history—feelings included—to his protégé. In the process, Jonas learns that along with war and starvation and other suffering, the society has also lost the capacity to love and experience other types of joy. Kind of a bummer.

Soon after viewing the film, it occurred to me that people roughly 30 years and older are “givers” to the next generation, and the memories we need to pass down are that of a former //READ MORE

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