In the early years, I had already worked out that walking away emotionally wouldn’t help me. That no matter how hard things got, I kept going. I unconsciously had already made the connections that I’d still have myself to deal with.
Walking away mentally or physically is never the answer to our problems, but it’s so much more character building when you stay and face your issues. Through the other end you get to change your life, see your life positively and replacing any anger or hurt with respect.
Practicing respect can be a challenge, particularly if you grew up around little respect. Having respect, doesn’t mean the other person’s off the hook. It simply means you respect yourself enough to let go of the anger, so that you don’t feel the hurt anymore. Staying strong so you can mentally focus on moving forward.
But walking away isn’t just physically something we do. We will still have the mental and emotional to deal with. Walking away means we’re giving others the satisfaction that we’ve failed, whilst failing to give ourselves the respect we deserve.
When you choose not to walk away, you know you have strength of character and respect for yourself and that will help others see you in a more positive light.
When you stay and work through your problems, you spiritually and emotionally grow through the experiences.