Moving on while dealing with a loved one in jail

InDealing with a troubled loved one.

This is written from personal experience, if you feel that you have done everything that you could for your loved one and this time you must walk away, there is no guilt and no shame in showing tough love after giving multiple chances.

This article Dealing with a loved one going to jail makes a good point on how having someone that provided support, whether emotional or financial, losing that can have a huge impact on your day to day life.

Walking away from someone that is in jail…

Won’t be easy at first and in fact, it might not be easy for awhile as you are ending a relationship, and no matter the reason, endings of relationships can be painful and have their stages.

Here are some tips on getting through…

1: Surround yourself with people that will support your decision. Join a support group if you don’t have anyone to lend an ear or shoulder to cry on.

2: Keep busy, spend more time on activities that will keep you distracted. Activities that will provide you with some happiness, even simple things like walking to the park and reading a book or volunteering at the local food bank.

3: Don’t beat yourself up for walking away from the situation, tough love can be the wake-up call to your loved one.

Don’t be the ride or die jail person…

Meaning if you have someone you’re dating being sentenced to twenty years, don’t feel that you have to stick twenty years out waiting for them. Life is too short, support them if you must, but maybe break off the romance of the relationship and keep it in the friend zone.

Having someone in Jail…

is never easy and often times walking away is our only solution for the time being, who knows what the future holds, perhaps it will just be a momentarily break and you’ll visit the relationship down the line, but when someone spends time in county jail or prison, it’s important to keep in mind that you too are just as affected.

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