When do you know you’ve had enough, when is it the right time to walk away? Every so often we are put in situations that test our limits. We’re pushed to make rash decisions that effect where we stand with others. Friendships and relationships are one in the same. Understanding that no one was put on this earth to love or even like you. However, as humans, we find comfort in relating to others and building relations. We strive for lasting connections although it isn’t always guaranteed. Dealing with people, in general, isn’t easy, but we endure headaches and pains for those we think are worth the trouble. Nevertheless, there comes a time when you have to determine who exactly deserves this energy from you and who is just taking that time for granted. It may seem harsh at first but when a person can literally suck the life out of you and show no sign of empathy, is it really fair to you? It starts with how we abuse the idea of comfortability. We forget how much we gain from having someone who chooses to understand and deal with our personalities. It’s never easy to let go, but what you allow yourself to accept from others determines your self-worth and how you perceive yourself.

Probably the oldest trick is writing out the pros and cons of continuously dealing with this person. It’s always interesting when the reality is staring back at you from a piece of paper. Don’t allow yourself to make excuses for someone because you’ve known them for many years. “Change is inevitable.” We’re bound to grow into better versions of ourselves. Not all those who started the race with you will make it to the finish line or enjoy the benefits of your success and that’s perfectly fine. These are the people that will make you stronger and see the world for what it is. Open up to new ideas and you’ll be surprised who you meet along the way. Time is too valuable to waste and we’re far too young to sit and cry over people we can never change. If it’s no longer helping, if you’re no longer laughing, if the arguments can no longer be solved, and it fills you with grief and anxiety… take Keisha’s advice & just LET IT GO.

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