Often times when we love someone, we have to make very difficult decisions that are for the highest good of all involved. You’ve heard of “tough love,” and it’s simply that: being tough or standing strong even when it’s so difficult to do so, for the benefit of the person you love. There are situations that arise where letting go of someone is the most loving thing you can do for them. Whether it means giving them permission to leave this physical world, or leaving a relationship, it takes courage and real love to let go. Letting go of someone you love will certainly stir all sorts of emotions and fears within you. Find a way to make it easier by asking yourself what the root of this fear is. Is it attachment? If so, what meaning did you assign to this relationship that makes it so difficult to let go? What are some ways you can help yourself to heal, knowing that it’s the most loving thing you can do for the other person???