Clients don’t usually behave like a well-known reality-TV host and declare, “You’re fired!” when they opt to discontinue their relationship with an advisor.

Being fired once or twice is not unusual for advisors with many clients. Even so, getting dismissed usually results in feelings of rejection, regret or a strong sense of having done something wrong. Is there an upside to being let go? The short answer is yes, but to explain why, we need to delve a bit deeper into the issues surrounding an advisor’s dismissal.

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