Life has a distinct ebb and flow and like the ocean, people (including us) will move in and out of each other's lives for various reasons. Sometimes we do not want or are not ready for a relationship to end and other times we do not understand why the dynamics changed to the point where we can no longer travel our journey together.
There are many unknowns in life and although we are great planners with vivid imaginations, none of us know for certain what is awaiting us around the corner. This unknown can be the catalyst for excitement, anxiety, anticipation or fear depending on your perspective.
One thing I know for certain is that we do ourselves a great disservice when we remain in places and spaces we have outgrown or that have outgrown us. To try to force a relationship with someone whose words, behaviors and/or actions convey they no longer want to be with you, is one of the worst and most painful forms of self sabotage.
Learn the pattern of life's ebb and flow and learn how to ride the tide; easily embracing what and who is for you and lovingly releasing all that is not. - Misha N. Granado, MPH, MS