Learning When to Leave


Marie cried like a whale as one of her guy friends left her. Months and months passed, and she was still not over him. Marie knew she had to move on for her own good will.

In Mary Schmich’s column “Wear Sunscreen,” she gives the following advice: “Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.” People tend to say things about others and don’t completely know how much pain they have caused. It’s not just words. It’s actions, too. In the past, I have gotten my heart broken by many people — relationships and friendships. It’s best for us to leave these people alone, even though we miss them. We have to let them go in order for us to grow.

I’m currently doing fine. Hair is growing, edges coming back, and I’m actually happy.