I regularly follow the site PR Ramblings where the post below was up earlier this week. I thought it was relevant to C&C readers so I wanted to share. So let me know if you can lift your glass to this.
When a relationship fails it can be devastating, causing you to spiral downward into depression or to pick up a bad behavior such as stalking, overeating, or trailing your ex while they are on a fun-filled date in D.C. (Too much sharing?). I use to feel like it was easier for the person ending the relationship to move on quicker because they made the decision to walk away first. This is not true. Gaining enough strength to walk away from a bad relationship is difficult. To create a new routine without your loved one is challenging, forcing you to be imaginative with all your new free time.
I’ve used guilt to keep a deteriorating relationship intact, and trust me when I say, you should never beg someone to stay with you or love you. A friend told me “ Allow yourself one sour week of sulking and crying, and then pick your ass up, and keep living.” It’s tough to think about your ex with someone new, or the possibility of running into them and witnessing no signs of suffering. Just because you’re hurting doesn’t mean your ex should be hurting too. Let it go, and while you’re recovering, listen to the below songs to get you through the loneliness – but only for a week.
- Tweet - “You”
- Carl Thomas – “Emotional”
- Donny Hathaway – “Giving Up”
- Mary J. Blige – “Be Happy”
- India.Arie – “Good Mourning”
- Lauryn Hill – “Ex Factor”
- Stevie Wonder – “Lately”
- Faith Evans – “You Used to Love Me”
- Beyonce – “I Care”
- Jazmine Sullivan – “Good Enough”
- John Legend – “Everybody Knows”
-Jamil Walker (post from PR Ramblings)