Hi, it’s Jasmyne with Relate Family Therapy in Centennial, Colorado. Sometimes we grow out of relationships. Are you stuck in a relationship where you feel like maybe you just don’t fit anymore, and the people that you’re with just don’t really have a lot in common with you, or you feel like maybe they’ve changed or you’ve changed enough where that relationship doesn’t feel like one that really serves you anymore? Sometimes we mourn the loss of a relationship that we had with somebody in the past, and it no longer meets those needs, and it just doesn’t feel right. But we want what we had before back, and we try to get it, and we hold onto it, but we recognize that maybe it won’t ever be the same. Mourning a past relationship and wanting something back that used to be is something that’s hard to get over. We need to move forward and sense that that relationship probably won’t shift to back where it was. If you’ve taken the time to go over some of that with that person and said, “Are we in the same place? Are we meeting what we need from each other? Does this still feel like something that feels good to us to be involved in?” Maybe it is best to move on, move forward, and recognize that, although that was a good relationship for you at the time, it’s just not going to be the same.
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