Just Walk Away

I don't like the idea of completely erasing someone from my life, or being on the other end of that. I hate the concept of 'dead to me'. I like smooth endings whenever possible and I want to minimize hurt feelings on both ends.

I like the concept of just crossing the bridge and moving on.

Except for extreme cases, it doesn't make sense to me to sever connections and completely forget about the good memories. 

One of the challenges of not burning bridges is we need will power to be firm in our decision to cross the bridge. It will be tempting to recross the bridge even when we know it won't be good for us. I believe it's possible to be firm. In my case I just need to keep walking and stop hovering by the side of the bridge wondering what could have been. It's time to move on to better and brighter things

One of the reasons I don't like to burn bridges is that we sometimes make mistakes and even if we don't make a mistake, there may be a time where we'll need or want to recross the bridge again.

SilverLinedShadows SilverLinedShadows
1 Response Sep 20, 2009

I love your way of looking at it. burning a bridge/severing ties with someone is too severe and too final, and often won't get done because of that when the person really does need to move on.