This is the process by which we loosen our relationship obligations between ourselves and another party. This can be done when the relationship has met its purpose or doesn’t currently serves benefit for either party.
A lot of the time, a relationship has outgrown its current value, but one or both parties still hold on out of fear, habit, or comfort.
Healthier forms of cutting loose involves making some initial distance, and then allowing the relationship to once again return to a natural balance.
Unhealthier forms involve actively inhibiting further dialogue and understanding from ever taking place. This involves refusal to have dialogue, or to exchange disrespectful or accusatory words or actions with another.