I've never understood why couples stay together if they fight constantly. I've never understood why you would stay friends with somebody who is making you feel like less of a person than you actually are. I've never understood how important it is to realize that sometimes you grow apart from people, and that's okay.
When I started college I tried to hang on to all of my friends that were still in that school or that moved away for college. I thought that it was totally possible to keep our same relationship, even though some were a plane ride away now. While most of us are still friends to this day, our relationships have obviously not remained the same.
There's a quote from the movie 500 Days of Summer that says,
People change. Feelings change. It doesn't mean the love once shared wasn't true and real. It simply means that when people grow, they grow apart.
Growing apart from people isn't something that should hold you back when you're moving onto a new chapter of your life or even just trying to grow as a person. If somebody is holding you back you have more than enough reason to pass them as you grow. Even if they used to be a big part in your life that doesn't mean that the same rules don't apply.
Not all friendships/relationships are made to last. Some come to teach you a lesson or contribute something special into your life and then the time is over. Don't let that stop you from becoming who you are meant to be.
If someone begins to contribute more stress than anything else in your life then:
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Don't forget who are you, Odyssey readers.