Knowing when to walk away

We all experience something we once thought would never come to an end. Whether it’s a job, a relationship or even a friendship with someone you always considered to be a close friend. And sometimes, for whatever reason, things may start to go downhill. You may have had an argument or just realised that things were no longer working out. And other times, you have no idea why things seemed to be so wrong.  
You find yourself trying to make things right. You don’t want to lose what you have. So you try to make things ok again. You find yourself checking with the person if everything is fine from their point of view. You just want peace of mind that nothing has actually happened. That it’s all in your head. And sometimes, something will have happened, at which point you can fix things. Which is great – at least you can move on from it. But other times, it was just a misunderstanding. For me, that’s always a relief. Because things are just normal, right? 

But I’ve learned that things don’t always work out like that. You think you’ve done the right thing and cleared the air so your friendship will be as good as it once was. Sometimes though, that could not be further from the truth.  

Things keep on being awkward. You continue making the effort to start conversations so you can at least communicate. After all, you always considered them to be a close friend.  

But that’s one of the unfortunate things about life. Good things just end without any reason. And that’s when you, sadly, have to make the decision to simply walk away. You tried your best and failed. So what other option is there? 

I have no idea why this happens, or why it’s happened to me. I’d be lying if I said it hasn’t bothered me – of course it has. But sometimes you just have to let go and move on from it. You can’t let it build up inside and steal your happiness. This whole hing has cost me a lot already.  

So although it’s often enough difficult to let go of something you really valued, sometimes it’s just the best option for everyone.  


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