You know how when you are growing out your hair, you are just loath to get it cut? Even a trim feels like a setback. But the split ends make the rest of your healthy hair look bad, and uncared for damage can ruin your locks right up to the top. Once you’ve trimmed it, it always looks loads better.
Sometimes you have to do this with relationships. Sometimes, you just have to say, “This part isn’t healthy, and it is causing damage to other parts of me.”
I had a longterm relationship (mainly based in nostalgia) that had frizzled down to a split end on Facebook. I didn’t want to let go of it. I loved the length of it. The length of it was all that was left, though. It wasn’t healthy, and it wasn’t doing me any good. It only made me wonder and feel a little sad. So, a couple of weeks ago I trimmed it.
I do miss the length, but I am feeling much lighter. (And just like a dead end, the bit trimmed never even noticed it at all. Ha!)