Jeff Reifman

Shining Light on Relationship Cutoff

Cutting off exes not only hurts our former partners but limits our own growth as well.

Jeff Reifman
Nov 6, 2013 · 1 min read

Most of us don’t blink when a friend says they’ve cut off an ex. But if you’ve ever been cut off by someone you care deeply for, then you know how distinctly painful an experience it can be. While it may be socially acceptable to cut off communication with our exes, we’re not always cognizant of the impacts on ourselves and our former partners. When we cut off, we may do so from anger but often we may be avoiding feelings of discomfort. Furthermore, if the person being cut off has trauma in their background, the psychological impacts can be devastating.

Read Shining Light on Relationship Cutoff in its entirety at Breakup Lessons.

Thanks to Marianne Elliott and JG.

Jeff Reifman

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