I learned something last night while talking to my dad.  He mentioned that when relationships end, we all tend to stay there.  This is a big breakthrough for me because I’ve realized that I do that, not only to me but to the relationship. I tend to stay there in my head and heart, as it ended, instead of realize what a gift it was to have in the first place. This is a sad truth about how we tend to stay stuck on what used to be and how we/others used to behave.  I’ve realized that it’s just not right to see people as they were — we really should see them as they are and as they’ve changed. Living your life by staying in how something ending is not a very respectful way to treat others and yourself — especially if we intend on growing – JCT (thanks, dad, for the insight)