Walk Away When It Feels Wrong

When you’re with the wrong person, you don’t have to fight harder to make the relationship work.

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By Holly Riordan

When it feels wrong, you don’t need a ‘good’ reason to leave. This person might be your perfect match on paper. They might check off all your boxes. They might be everything you thought you were looking for in a person. But if you’re unhappy, if you cannot picture a future alongside them and dread every moment you spend together, you don’t have to come up with a ‘reasonable’ excuse to leave. You can just leave.

When you’re with the wrong person, you don’t have to fight harder to make the relationship work. Sometimes, relationships aren’t meant to work. Sometimes, the best thing you can do is walk away. Give each other the opportunity to meet someone who makes more sense as a partner. Someone who can provide the happy ending you’ve both been searching so hard to find.

You shouldn’t stay with someone out of guilt about hurting their feelings. And you shouldn’t stay with someone out of concern that you’re going to look like the bad guy. Breakups suck, but ripping off the bandage is so much better in the long-run than continuing a relationship that isn’t making you happy.

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