I often work with clients who want to end a destructive, unhealthy relationship and are struggling with the willpower to say goodbye. These relationships can have an addictive quality, and clients experience painful withdrawal symptoms as they attempt to leave. While the early stages of the process can be challenging, all of my clients have dramatically improved their lives after leaving toxic relationships.
Here are some actions, thoughts, and questions that can help as you try to let go and move forward.
How to Get through Those First Difficult Weeks
Bring People Around You
If you have caring friends and family, now is the time to reach out to them. Schedule as many lunches, dinners, and visits as you can. Let them help you stay busy and feel connected. You’ll be surprised how many of them enjoy being helpful if you take the courageous step to admit you are having a rough time.