What did you do for yourself after letting go of a toxic relationship?
I recently broke up with my best friend. After a bit of time passed, I began to recognize that I felt free, and it surprised me. I expected to feel sad and grief stricken.
It was only by putting some distance and time between us that I recognized much of her behavior for its passive-aggressive nature and her mastery of manipulation.
I will always have the good memories, and I’m glad for that.
I would like to commemorate those good times and celebrate the release I feel from the yoke of a heavy relationship. If you have experienced this, did you do anything special to mark the transition?
I’m no longer walking on egg shells. I feel so grateful for that. I feel like I’ve got back a part of me I suppressed for a very long time.
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