All of us have things that would serve us to release. These things may include old habits and patterns, or connections to past relationships.
When we are intimate with people, or develop close relationships, we establish energetic connections to them that do not break on their own. These connections remain an open channel, where energy can be drawn or given, consciously or unconsciously. Many people go through their lives with several channels of energy open, losing vital force without ever being conscious of it.
Consciously cutting these cords can return vital force to a person, enabling them to be more fully present in their life and available to their current loved ones. It also allows connections to be re-established in a healthy way based only on your present connection, not on past involvements.