Hello everyone! I’m taking a quick business trip, so we have a guest blogger today. Her name is Molly and she is no stranger to Atlanta. I hope you welcome her and I will check in later today!
Closure. We ALL know the word. Oh yes, we know it well. Everyone has felt the need for it, felt called to provide it or tried to prevent it altogether at some point in their life. In love and relationships, why is closure such a staple at the end? If we or our partner has already decided our relationship should be over or is on it’s way out the door, does it truly provide the calming of internal conflict individuals seek to gain from it?
Closure by it’s mere definition is the act of closing or the condition of being closed. At best, the idea of closure can only be described as redundant. Some may argue that we are emotional beings and a feeling of closure lends it’s sensibilities to our softer side. It’s a matter of respect, some say. But as adults in relationships, when someone makes a decision to walk away or begins acting obtuse and merely falling out of the picture with no explanation, isn’t that explanation enough?
Do we not consider just respecting their actions, or our own, and calling it a day? What within each of us yearns for a detailed explanation as to why? And what, in others, causes a complete avoidance for any explanation at all?
Is there really such a thing as closure? Is the idea of closure just a last ditch attempt at changing the mind of the person you’re with or, at the very least, changing gears on the road to the end? Does talking about the end ever truly change the end?
By Guest Blogger, Molly for Misadventures in Atlanta Blog