"Letting go doesn't mean giving up, but rather accepting that there are thing that cannot be."
"Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward."
Love is comprised of people, places, things, memories, situations, and yourself. Love comes in many different stages. So when you think of the various stages of love you have to ask yourself are you holding someone back by not letting go? Are you holding yourself back by not letting go? Are you looking at life and situations with open eyes and an open heart?
In a romantic relationship it is often know well in advance that the love has died out and the relationship will not progress for the better. As an individual you have to accept this first in your mind and then in your heart. Letting go does not have to be done in one quick swoop, unless you are being physically and emotionally abused, then a quick out is a must. Communication being the key to everything there is no reason that it can not be communicated that the love that was once shared is not longer there.