By Vance Larson C.H.H.C., M.ht, CTC
If walking away is going to bring you peace. Walk away. To stay in a relationship where communication is forced. Walk away. Arguing for the sake of being right is the way of prolonged pain. Relationships can survive disagreements. In fact, the disagreement often acts as a bridge to new and sacred ground.
Is pride inherently a bad thing? Does pride goeth before the fall? Or is it the fall that keeps pride going? To fall is to be human. To have pride is human nature. Our relationships should be able to weather pride and the fall. I believe where we come up short is, not recognizing our spirit that dwells within.
When we are in this human condition, and we do not honor our spirit, we'll often find domestic discord. The spirit is forgiving and accepting. And while that is true, it is not your job to endure the pain of a unhealthy relationship because the other is not spirit focused. I have been asked as a counselor, "when is the right time to abandon a unhealthy relationship"? I believe it is not my place to advise on such an issue, unless there is physical abuse. One must answer that questions for themselves form a place of spirit.
I encounter far too many people who stay in relationships for fear of what others will think. However, spirit does not concern itself with matters such as this. Spirit honors each persons path, and understands that we all are connected anyway's.
Walk away to preserve your peace. To honor your spirit, bless the person who no longer honors theirs. Sometimes the best way to reach or inspire someone, is to surround yourself with peace and let them feel it as they storm. And just because storms need energy to rage. Doesn't mean you need to provide it.