Letting go of someone we love is very hard but at times it’s necessary so we can save ourselves. First, we need to understand the reasons why we tend to hold on and afraid to let go. In my opinion, one of the main reasons is love. Falling in love is one of the best feelings when it’s right and reciprocated. By the same token, it can be one of the worst things that can ever happen to anyone. When we fall in love with the wrong person, we suffer, and get hurt. Our feelings are already deeply invested, so it makes it harder to let go. I would never judge anyone’s decision especially when it involves love and relationship because I have been there and everything is easier said than done. When we truly love and care for someone, it’s difficult to picture the future without them and for those reasons we hold on and hope that it will work out one day. That leads me to another reason which is being comfortable. When we are in long term relationships, we tend to fall into a pattern and get comfortable with that. There’s a difference between being comfortable and being happy. The last reason that I can think of is worried about what people will say. In a way we feel like a failure, we feel trapped, and perhaps embarrassed so we refuse to let go.