Buddhism asserts that attachment is the primary source of suffering. So then detachment or "non-attachment" would be our ticket out of that pain. Except that it's not so easy... letting go of a person, place, or thing that has our heart temporarily held hostage.
You may be grieving the death of a loved one, or the end of a friendship you had hoped would be more, or merely the realization that your father will never be able to give you what you need from that relationship. It seems as though every moment of this life is about letting go, of something or someone that is renting far too much space in our heads. And while there is no way I’d call myself a "let go" expert, I have done a considerable amount of research in this area. So the following are some techniques that... well... will at least get us started.
Written by Therese J. Borchard, Beyond Blue