Seasons Change Letting Things GoSeasons Change…and So Do Relationships

If you followed last month’s mindful messages about what unconditional love and commitment mean to you, and how to make peace with the current status of your romantic relationship, you might be ready for a new season!

Thankfully, fall is in full season and gives us a beautiful example of how to transition from one season to the next. Just as the leaves gracefully fall from their branches, in each new season of our lives and relationships, we have opportunities to let go of what no longer serves us.

The difference between us and Mother Nature is that for us…it’s a choice. We have to decide to let things go. This might include unhealthy patterns, old beliefs that are no longer true or maybe even the form of your relationship.

No matter who you are or where you live, you can always rely on the fact that seasons change…and so do relationships. Some changes are more drastic than others, but change is a constant part of life.

When you understand and accept that your relationship is designed to go through different seasons, you empower yourself to move through these transitions with greater ease.

If your relationship always stayed the same, it might feel comfortable and familiar, but there would no room for growth. Without room for learning and evolving, we feel stagnant and stuck…which is not healthy.

The reason why so many relationships go from sweet to sour is that couples have a hard time letting go of what no longer fits them. When faced with a new and unfamiliar season, one or both of them often tries to hold on to the old and more familiar patterns.

The reality is…as you transition through different seasons of your life, you learn new things about yourself. And you realize that what may have worked well before, such as a method of communication, a source of connection, or how you handle day-to-day activities, no longer fits.

This happens in numerous areas of our lives…what we choose to eat, how we dress, the way we spend money, our jobs, our friends, etc.  As we discover new things about ourselves, it requires a willingness to let go of what no longer fits.

Some new seasons bring wonderful and exciting things into our relationships. Others bring circumstances that we would rather not deal with.

If a change of seasons has caused differences that can’t be reconciled, what do you do? Even with the best of intentions, some couples can’t move past their individual differences. This is difficult, but it doesn’t mean it has to get ugly.

If you and your partner make a commitment to stay present to what’s going on in your relationship and make it a priority to feel a connection, this bond will help you better handle whatever comes your way, as individuals and as a couple.

If the current status of your relationship has you feeling disconnected and distant from one another, it’s time to get clear about the changes you want to make!

Whether that means you’re ready to make improvements that will enable you and your partner to reconnect, or you’re leaning in the direction of how to gracefully let the relationship go, embrace this new season and be willing to let go of what no longer serves you.

Stay tuned for more mindful messages. Giving you tips, exercises and helpful information to improve the quality of your romantic relationship!

Love,

Catherine Dietz
Healthy Relationship Coach

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