Is it best to do it when you sense it’s heading down that irreconcilable path of nothing-ness. You don’t fight, you’re not miserably unhappy. But you’re not happy either.
Or do you hang in there, leaving only when you are both so over it you heave a sigh of relief that it’s over? i.e.: it’s obvious therefore it’s easier to say “let’s not do this any more” than for one to have to grow balls and do the deed?
It seems that my personal preference, looking back over my major break-ups, is to do it early.
It’s fair to say that this approach has it’s drawbacks as the other person generally wont be where you are, emotionally – therefore the shock element is simply mammoth for them and the whole thing is terribly emotional and painful.
However, there’s something very unappealing to me about staying with someone, doggedly avoiding the fact that you’re in a sad or unhappy relationship.
Or even just a relationship that’s gone flat. Like a bottle of coke that’s been left sitting for too long..
Which got me to thinking. Do all relationships eventually lose their appeal .. but everyone just kinda hangs in there refusing to admit it or says it’s just “part of being together” as they reconcile themselves to a (love) life quite ordinary?
I don’t know the answer to that and I’m afraid this post may make me seem awfully selfish but you know what?
It’s MY life, I only get one shot at this (that I am aware of) and so with that in mind: I kinda figure it’s ok to aim high. To dream.. To seek something wonderful..
Sure I may not ever get it, but ya know what? I am damned if I will give up trying!