“And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.” That’s a wonderful suggestion for getting on with your life: take a step back and let time and space flow between you and your lost love.
Below, I describe what it means to “let there be spaces in your togetherness.” Here are a few tips for healthy detachment…
Maybe it means getting up early to exercise or finding out about student loans.
To detach from an ex-boyfriend or ex-husband, you need to find a sense of self-identity.
Would you want your daughter, sister, or best friend to be in this relationship?
Did your ex willingly meet your needs and respect your wishes? If you had to do it all over again, ask yourself if you’d choose the same person again as your partner.
To love and respect yourself, you may need to make practical changes in your life.
Maybe that means losing a few pounds, going back to school, or spending more time with people you respect.
Letting her go was the most painful and difficult thing I ever did, but I had no choice.
These six tips on how to emotionally detach from someone you care about will show you how a healthy detachment can help you retain a sense of yourself in a relationship.
Being detached from someone you care for doesn’t mean you’re closed off, aloof, or emotionally unavailable for love.
I had to learn how to detach from my sister, who I can’re about deeply.
For others to love and respect you, you have to love and respect yourself.