Part of being strong is learning how to walk away from “friends” who do you more harm than good, even if you’ve had years of friendship in the past. The past no longer matters. What matters is the present and how you are right now. And if a certain someone just no longer fits that, then hard as it is, you have to let go.
This is what I did with Karen and I just cannot look back. I did what I did because I felt used and abused and I wasn’t going to carry on with that. People may presume and assume all they want about my decision but I stand firm behind it. I have to keep my best interests at heart. She just doesn’t fit the kind of person and life I want to carry with me to the future.
I guess, my whole point here is, beings strong means not letting emotions get in the way of doing what’s best for you.