“One of the hardest decisions you’ll face is life is to either walk away or try harder.” ~Ziad K Abdelnour
I am the type of person who tries to fix things. Usually that involves things around the house but I’ve also tried to fix relationships. If my temper flares while I’m fixing something around the house and I’m having a hard time with it, I can walk away from that project and come back to it later. No feelings get hurt. When I come back with a calmer head, I’m able to come up with a way to fix what I’m working on.
Relationships are different. With relationships, both people are either hurt or angry and those feelings get in the way of repairing the relationship. One person can walk away and come back with a with a calmer head while the other person is still hurt or angry. No matter what is said or done, the relationship is not repairable. This is when we need to decide if it’s worth staying in a dysfunctional relationship or walking away.
I’ve had my fair share of relationships that I’ve had to walk away from. No matter if it’s a friend, a family member or a lover. Sure, I tried to fix them but in the end it was better off ending. Staying in those relationships would’ve been to toxic for me. Do I feel sad that they ended? Of course. I have pictures that I can’t even look at, but I am finally at peace in my life and it feels good.
Thought for the day: When faced with deciding to stay or leave a bad relationship with anyone, write a list of pros and cons. See which one weighs more and you’ll have your answer.
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