A relationship that we care about is very difficult to let go for all of us. There are times, however, where letting go of someone may be the best thing to do. After all, this is your life…and only you can make the ultimate decision whether or not that person fits into it.
1. You don’t feel positive after talking to them
You should be accepting of each other and supportive. If you hit a point where the positive aspects of the relationship are sporadic, it may be time to let go. You may actually come to a point where you attempt to avoid the person while hoping to maintain the relationship. This may sound crazy, but people do it all the time. “Maybe it’ll get better”, they think to themselves. Perhaps, but then it’s not a healthy relationship.
2. You are not able to depend on them
People that are undependable often find an assortment of excuses. However, a consistent behavior of this kind usually means one thing: they are not dependable. Someone that is not dependable is generally not a person worthy of your presence.
3. The person unremittingly breaks your trust
Trust is the foundation upon which a relationship is built, and it is mistrust which often destroys it. When you trust someone and they continuously break your trust, it’s not your fault, it’s theirs. It’s very natural to immediately blame yourself for having trusted someone only to have them break that trust, but don’t. It’s only through the experience where we determine whether or not someone is trustworthy; either way, you’ll learn a valuable lesson or add a great relationship.
4. The person is not consistent with their behavior
Inconsistent behavior is a potential sign of a negative relationship. Only you can decide if the behavior merits a termination of the relationship. People are flawed. Flaws are natural. However, it’s the degree to which a person accepts these flaws and continues to allow them to influence your relationship that truly matters. You should evaluate the overall health of the relationships that you hold and make the best decision for you.