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The Importance of Letting Go

Friendships come and go. It is a part of life, it is a way to learn and develop as an individual. A few months ago, I disconnected from a close friend of mine because the bad overrode the good. I was hesitant at first because of how close the friend was to all of mine. I did not want to cause a break between friendships or cause anyone to have to choose a side. But after some time, I realized that I had this facade up and it was not who I truly was. I was unhappy.

When I cut off the friendship, I was hurt and upset. I went from speaking to someone every day for the past six years to not speaking to them at all. But within a few months, I healed. I was able to recognize that although it hurt, it was for the best. Within the friendships I have kept, I feel safe and happy. I do not have a single worry in my head anymore compared to a few months ago. I do not compare myself to other friends anymore.

The reason I am sharing this is because I believe it is important to let go of friendships that are hurting you and your mental health. It will hurt, but being honest with yourself and those around you can create a better environment for everyone. Recognize your worth and how important you are. It is sometimes better to let go than hold on.


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