Breakups are hard, but why do some people wallow in misery for years while others seem to easily move on?
I’ve been on both sides of the fence but my most recent relationship ending came with so much wisdom gained on how to transition things smoothly.
Check out the episode about my Relationship Closing Ritual: https://www.dannycarlson.co/ep-6-my-relationship-closing-ritual/
Just a few months after our breakup and closing ritual, we are at a place where we can meet for lunch and not have weird energy towards each other.
We still do acroyoga together whenever we see each other, and even partnered for a weekend intensive workshop… and it felt good, just like a close friend rather than awkwardly avoiding each other & projecting negativity.
I’ve learned a lot about how it’s totally possible to honor and respect a failed relationship and how your relationship to that person can take on a different form.
There is a process and specific sequence of steps I used that for me helped me mentally make this transition as successful as it’s ever been for me.
Yes it took a bit of explaining to my new girlfriend why I was messaging and playing acro with my ex, but she actually thinks it’s inspiring how we can both interact with each other this way.