“I can cut you off and still love you.
I can stop speaking to you, and still care for you.
I can let you go, and still wish you the best.
If I leave you alone, it’s not to be bitter or petty.
If I leave you alone, it’s for my own good.
If I let you go, it’s so that I can accept still being able to love you
whilst also knowing I can be happy without you.”
These are courageous words.
Sometimes the best thing we can do for ourselves, is to choose to withdraw from a relationship. Whether it’s a partner, or a spouse, or a friend … sometimes the right thing to do is to simply walk away.
It can be for a while; it doesn’t have to be forever. But for now, you need your space. You need a boundary in place.
And who can really know want you will want a year from now. For it is much too early to play that guessing game.
Right now, you need the freedom to simply be yourself, and to get back in touch with the person you have lost.
You need the room to simply breathe.
You need the room to just be you.
You are doing what is right: you are taking care of you.