Letting Go: Friendships

Friendships are part of everybody’s lives. And if you ask me, friendships are big and important parts of people’s lives! They namely help shape us into the person we’ll become – they help us grow and develop. In short, friends are there through the good and the bad times. True friendships are not only loyal as well as trusting but offer a helping hand and a shoulder to cry on at all times…

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However, like any relationship, friendships can outgrow. Because, as we grow as human beings and further develop, we might grow apart from personal relations. People, simply, come and go – it’s the circle of life, if you must. So even though some relations might last a life time, far from all of them actually do. In my opinion, it doesn’t help to mourn the loss of a friend. Instead, it’s better to remember and be thankful for the value they brought to your life: Lessons they taught you you, ways in which they helped you grow and develop and the love you shared. Because, even if this is a sad happening, it wasn’t for nothing and there’s no shame of growing apart – especially not when you both grow for the better.

Although I’m far from religious, I have come to believe that there’s a reason with everything – good and bad. I believe we’re destined to meet certain people in our life time – people that for better and worse play parts in our personal development as human beings. Some people, I believe, are destined to leave our lives again in order to teach us a lesson – a lesson we need later on in life, a lesson we wouldn’t be without. However, because of the role they played in our lives, they will always hold a special place in our hearts and will never truly be forgotten. So…when you as friends grow apart, I strongly believe that it’s not necessarily a bad thing: It namely means that you’ve grown and further developed as a person – hopefully for the better and in line with your personal wishes and goals for the future you. As a result, it’s okay to let it go! Truth is, it’s better to let go than to hold on to something that has become demanding to maintain and eventually even fake.

What do you think about this topic? Do you agree? Why/ why not? Or don’t you agree at all? What are your personal experiences with friendships?

xo P!