Modern Love

How do you know when to let go?

Have you ever heard the metaphor that says relationships are like houses? If a light bulb goes out in the house, you don’t just give up and buy a new house, do you? You just fix the light bulb.

People are too willing to just give up rather than putting in the work it takes to keep it alive.

Well, consider this scenario. Let’s say you’ve been trying to fix up this house for a year or two now, but things just keep going wrong.

As soon as you fix one thing, something else breaks. Before you know it, the electrical is trashed, the roof is leaking in several rooms and the place is kind of starting to look like a dump. It just seems like the whole house is falling apart, and you can’t fix it alone.

All of the sudden, you see this beautiful house down the street. It’s absolutely perfect, and it’s yours if you want it. The only catch is that you can’t go inside until you decide to take it. You don’t know what dark surprises you might find out once you get inside.

However, as soon as word of this offer you received gets around, someone offers to help you fix up your old house. So what do you do?

Do you start over with something new and unfamiliar, but seemingly perfect? Or should you stick with the home you’ve always known and loved and give it a face-lift? How do you know when to move on?

Don’t let opinions of friends or family determine which choice you make because they aren’t going to hold the sentimental value that you do for your old home. This is a decision you need to make on your own.

All you have to ask yourself is: does the good outweigh the bad? More importantly, are you the person you want to be? Picture your future. Do you see yourself in your old home, or this new place? Focus on what is going to make you happiest. As cheesy as it may sound, the answer can only be found within your heart.

The tricky part is that you have to be honest with yourself.