Love is one of the most amazing things we experience in our lives. It can be epic and beautiful, or heartbreaking and painful. Regardless, it is one of the most special feelings, and it teaches you so much. But sometimes love ends — and that’s OK.

When that happens, and after the grieving process is over, we get to the point where we need to know the right time to just let go and move on. But how do you know when it’s the right time to let go of a relationship? Honestly, I don’t think there’s ever a right time. And if there is, I really wish someone would fill us in on it.

The end of a relationship is always hard because, for a time, that person was a huge part of your life and a part of who you were. Whether it’s a relationship of 6 months or 6 years, the ending of it still has an impact on both individuals involved. Just remember, it ended for a reason. Even though sometimes those reasons might not be in your control, have faith that there is a reason for everything.

Letting go of a relationship doesn’t mean that you’re a bad person, even though sometimes it may feel that way — especially if you were the one who ended it. Always remember, letting go isn’t easy. It varies for different people, but trust me — even though it seems bad now, you’ll get to that point where you will feel ready to let go.

Every relationship teaches you something. It may have taught you about the true meaning of love, or what you truly want in a relationship. So, don’t put your life on hold! Every single second you’re hung up on this relationship, you’re avoiding living your life and creating a better future for yourself.

I’ve truly come to believe that if things are meant to be, they will be. Don’t force anything. Just because you’re not OK now doesn’t mean you won’t ever be again. You have to want to get out of this slump, you have to want to let go and move on — if you don’t, you’re never going to get anywhere. Getting over a relationship is tough, but just remember — you can’t move on unless you try.

What are your best tips for moving on after a relationship?