Dear Fed Up Girl,

We stay for lots of reasons, and there are millions of important reasons to stick with things that are sacred and good and important.

We should always stay when we know it’s right to stay.

We should always do our best to make things work when something is good and right and true.

But sometimes we stay places when it’s time for us to go. Sometimes we stick around when we know it’s not good for us. Sometimes we put up with abuses that are degrading and demoralizing and wrong because we don’t quite know how to unwind the threads that got us there.

Sometimes we try desperately to mold ourselves into belonging in places where we will never belong. We do it because it’s hard to leave, because we don’t want to hurt anyone and because we are afraid of the consequences of leaving. We convince ourselves that it’s easier to stay somewhere that is hurting us than it is to leave…we don’t want to be alone.
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Sometimes dear friend, it’s best to walk away.There are situations, relationships and circumstances that not only keep us from the things that are most important to us, but they could even be chipping away at our hearts. When we have to compromise what we believe, who we are…when we have to compromise our dignity…when the abuses just don’t seem to stop….it might be time to walk away.

You are going to figure this out, beautiful soul. You will know what to do. You will find the strength to do it. You are so much stronger than you think you are.

You are beloved. Your life is too important to be stuck somewhere that you don’t belong.

You are so very very very loved.