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    Steven Robinson

    Should I Try to Salvage My Failed Relationship? How to Find Closure and Move On

    Burying your head in the sand can never be an effective way to manage a situation you feel passionate about. While the world continues to spin whether you make an effort or not, the decisions that you take today stay with you far into the future. That being said, whether you should try to salvage your failed relationship is something only you can decide. By recognizing how difficult it can be to come to terms with the ending of a relationship and move on afterwards, you'll make a better decision.

    Change is a necessary part of life, allowing us to grow and transition into new stages that might lead to more fulfilling paths. For example, if you could look into a metaphorical crystal that displayed a vision of what is best for you, it would be easy to make the right decision in moments of hesitation. However, without such luxury, you need to listen to the smallest of whispers inside you and make a conscious effort to understand the story it's telling.

    Understanding the difference between closure and hope is important when deciding what to do in an uncertain situation. It's in our very human nature to look for guidance and support from others in tough moments; however, such external validation has its own limitations. At the end, the action taken and the consequences that follow all belong to you. This can help you take solace and constantly remind yourself of your independence and strength, while also understanding that you are vulnerable to the power of emotions, too.

    Accepting a failed relationship and finding closure is a process of self-healing and growth. But as simple as it may sound, it can be hard to reach that point of acceptance. You may think deep down that there is still hope and the relationship can be salvaged, but that perception can become disruptive and hazardous if not examined closely. If the source of affection shared between the two of you has gradually deteriorated, then it's best to set the other person free. In such situations, the need for speaking your mind and expressing vulnerability takes precedence above anything else.

    The difficulty in acknowledging the finality of a relationship can often be overwhelming. But in times like this, it’s best to focus on the underlying promise of renewal and freshness that comes with it. Understand that sometimes distance and separation can be beneficial and help both of you with achieving personal goals separately.

    By reflecting upon the lessons that you can learn from the failed relationship, there can be great emotional growth that happens in this process. If the split is amicable, then the respect shared between the two of you is an asset that shouldn't be discarded easily. If not, then it’s important to still forgive each other and just wish them well. With some positive energy, you'll be comforting your soul and embracing the change that has occurred naturally.

    What matters most is you love yourself enough to make a decision that you know deep within your heart is right for you. After doing so, when the time is right, you might reach out in whatever form possible to the other person to ensure that the door to open communication is always there. And that’s the beauty of relationships - the ability to become a more balanced version of the self with their presence.

    To sum things up, before you decide to salvage your failed relationship, you should reflect on the underlying reason it has reached its current state. Weigh the risks and benefits, put aside expectations and understand what you can learn from the experience positively. Having some patience with yourself can allow clarity to develop as time passes by and help with easing the pain. No matter what decision you make, always believe in the power of becoming a better version of yourself while taking control of your life.

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