I originally wrote this article for people who are healing after a breakup, but then realized that detaching emotionally is important for people who are in relationships.So I updated these tips to reflect a healthy detachment (or interdependence) in both existing and broken relationships.It simply means that you love him, without expecting anything in return. And – perhaps more importantly if you’re dealing with a breakup – you are free able to let go of someone you love in a healthy way.These tips for healthy detachment from someone you care about are inspired by several comments on Emotional Disconnection in Marriage – How to Feel Less Alone.by Bruce Fisher is a wonderful book on detaching from someone you care about.The intention of this book is to make the recovery after a breakup or divorce less traumatic and healthier.These six tips on how to emotionally detach from someone you care about will show you how a healthy detachment can help you retain a sense of yourself in a relationship.
A healthy relationship can’t happen when only one partner cares enough to try to rebuild it.
These tips revolve around detaching from an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend, but can be applied to any type of friendship or relationship.
I had to learn how to detach from my sister, who I can’re about deeply.
Give yourself (and him) room to breathe by developing your own interests and life.
This is difficult when you’re emotionally over-involved or even obsessed with the other person, but it’s so important.