Relationships are one of the most important elements of life for most people. We all want to be in a long-term, secure and loving relationship, to be close to someone we love who is always there for us and vice versa. When we enter a relationship, this is our vision for the future and we work hard to make sure we are compromising, communicating and being a supportive and loving partner. Communication is key in making a relationship work and it is often a communication breakdown which is the trigger to a relationship starting to fail. All relationships should be based on mutual respect and equal give and take and if both partners are not working hard to make sure the relationship is strong, then problems are going to start.

When Love is Lost

Heartache, confusion and coming to terms with a relationship failing are some of the worst parts of realizing that it is time to call it a day and breakup. Some people feel that if they have been together for years, then they should just stick with their partner, even if there is not much happiness. When there are constant arguments, lying or cheating and dishonesty, it is time to get out. Damaging behaviour is never going to change and will only result in you losing self-confidence, self-esteem and self-respect. Any kind of abuse whether emotional, physical or psychological is also a behavior that is potentially life-long damaging. Nobody deserves to suffer a negative relationship, but often it is the confidence and trust to step away, that people lack. Sometimes however, there is no clear reason why a relationship doesn’t work. Sometimes, people are just not compatible.

Looking to The Future

When a relationship breaks down, it is often all you can think about and even if you are in some way relieved that it is over, there is often still an element of sadness and disappointment. If your partner was the one who brought it to an end, then you may feel heartbroken and find it difficult to focus on anything else in life at first. For whatever reason, the relationship did not work out and it is important to try and focus on being happy again. Give yourself a confidence boost by getting your hair done, having some pampering time, buying some new clothes, booking a holiday or making some plans to meet up with friends. Tarot readings can give you positive insight into future relationships and will help you to focus on the future and empower your self-confidence again. Who knows, you may even be told that Mr or Miss Right is just around the corner, and they could be “the one” who will make you happy for the rest of your life!

Focus on Yourself

When a long-term relationship ends, life can feel a little empty. If you lived with or spent a lot of time with your ex-partner, then you may feel lonely and this can sometimes be the one thing when people get back with their partners. However, if you know that the relationship was not healthy then it already was very unlikely to improve long-term – yes, it may be hard, but it’s for the best that your relationship ended. In any case, focus on yourself, spend as much time with friends and family as possible, plan weekends away – fill up your diary for the first few weeks so that you are distracted from the relationship ending. In no time, your confidence will be boosted and you will feel much happier, moving forward to a positive future.

Written by

Jacy Nova

Jacy Nova is the resident Astrologer and Managing Editor for Astrochicks.com. Born under the zodiac sign of Virgo, she has a Libra Rising and Libra Moon.