You work hard at love but sometimes things must come to an end . ending a relationship always takes more energy and emotion than keeping one . and since most of us are born with a conscience . we will carry the guilt of hurting someone for a long time . To make matter worse , we will also correlate the ending of a relationship with failure . that perspective leaves a negative impression in our minds and an association with relationship in general. the ending of a relationship is not a failure . but rather the ending of a life situation in our story . we were meant to experience the relationship for its joyful moments and we were meant to learn from its challenges , new life and death are all around us . So stop punishing yourself already .