cutting someone out.
April 5, 2014 6:17 AM Subscribe
I have someone in my life who I've come to realize can no longer be there.
This person is an ex. We haven't seen each other but we've stayed in touch. Tried to be 'friends.' But it always ends up with hurtful messages and it's no longer a good situation for me. Probably also not for her. The relationship was long and it's been hard to let go.
Complicating this: she has a serious mental illness and seems to be getting progressively worse. Which makes all of this worse. She pushes people away and has no immediate family. It makes me sad to think of her alone, but sadder to think about dealing with this for any indefinite period of time. I literally cannot handle it anymore. I'm done.
So.. do I just ignore her? Tell her I can't talk to her anymore? We have gone a few weeks without talking but that's been the longest in over a year since we've been broken up.
Anyone have experiences with cutting out someone with a mental illness? How did you get through?
posted by anad487 to Human Relations (12 answers total)