When I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, something amazing happened. I applied the principles, I eliminated everything that didn’t spark joy, and my life changed miraculously. I rid myself of belongings that were no longer serving me, and I realized how manageable the things in my life were. What had felt too overwhelming to tackle — like my complicated long-term relationship — suddenly seemed so simple. I realized so clearly that my stuff and I did not belong with someone who didn’t spark joy, so I left.
I know this sounds crazy, but once I let go of my negative relationship, I felt like my aura changed. For the first time in a long time, I was truly happy, and it opened so many doors for me. And now that the KonMari method is gaining popularity thanks to her hit Netflix show, it got me thinking about what would happen if we applied these principles to our dating lives. I asked a couple of experts to weigh in, and if you’re feeling at all stuck with your current situation, you’re going to want to read this.