Lindsey Chapman's Travel Blog


A Perfect Circle
January 3, 2011, 11:02 pm
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Traveling apart from a significant other is always difficult. Like me, I’m sure many of you have experienced the challenges of this at some point or another.

Photo by Flickr user josef.stuefer (Creative Commons)

One of my closest friends who I met through VE Globalgave me some insight that fed my soul and will stick with me for the duration of my living years.  He told me I didn’t lose the relationship because once a relationship starts it never ends. Every relationship — friendship, romantic and the like — is circular. The relationship will inevitably change. It will rotate on a different axis, and may look and function completely differently, but nonetheless still go on existing.

It’s so comforting because this philosophy allows you to let go of the pain of feeling like you’ve lost someone forever.  It doesn’t eliminate the pain or make you miss them any less. It simply allows you to find comfort in knowing that just because the relationship has changed drastically, it doesn’t eliminate or negate what you shared nor does it mean the relationship will always look this way.

It isn’t some amazing new revelation but it has certainly provided me with a more comforting way to look at lost relationships and look forward to what lies ahead.