The hard part is knowing when it’s time to turn your back on someone or something. There are two trains of thought here. Understanding what we’re turning our backs on and when it’s time to give up.
If it’s someone you’re struggling with and have been for some time and they are making you stressed and ill, then it’s right you walk away. No one should have to settle for abusive behaviour. People must meet us halfway.
Then there’s the guilt when you choose to walk away. However, much you try to help others, unless they really want help, they may not accept help. Not everyone is ready or understand they emotionally need help.
If on the other hand it’s something you’re trying to achieve for yourself, give yourself a deadline. It would certainly cut down on our stress, if we thought about what we’re trying to achieve and whether what we’re trying to achieve is achievable.
Turning our backs on someone or something is part of the healing process, but it’s a decision that isn’t taken lightly or easily, but one that is often necessary for us.