Sometimes we have to burn bridges. Like with toxic relationships. The problem is that a burned bridge can be rebuilt. And that’s not always good.

The better option? Napalm them.

Hear me out here.

Continuing the metaphor: when you napalm a bridge, it’s absolute. It’s overkill. There is just no going back.

And as a result, napalming bridges is a lot more serious.

If you commit to only napalming bridges—making the disconnection so obvious and clear that it could never be reconnected—then you’ll be careful about who you do this for.

Some relations are truly bad and you need to be separated. Go ahead and napalm those.

But a lot of shaky relationships just need some healthy space. Don’t burn those. Just back away for a while.

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