Ah, the strength to walk away. It's a lot easier said than done, but some situations make it a lot easier than it could be.
Whether it's a job or a relationship, walking away from a place you've already succumbed to as your comfort zone is tough, no matter how obvious it is that it's time. But once you realize there's better out there for you, and you recognize how hard it is to ignore that, it makes the decision not only easier but achievable.
If you're finding yourself asking if it's time to walk away, consider the following questions for further insight on when it's truly time to walk away:
What’s That Commitment Like Though?
Just like a career, situationships have the power to make us stay much longer than we should. If it's something that you feel like you should get away from, ask yourself what the commitment level is like. Do you feel like you're being loyal, giving it everything you have but aren't getting the same love back? This could seriously lay the foundation, or at least the pavement, for you to walk away on. Similar to asking for a raise, it's not bad to ask the person you're "with" about the commitment and the future of your relationship. The answer you get back can seriously be telling; especially if there's still no level of commitment established at the end of the conversation.
At the end of the day, it's really about what you feel like you deserve. If a title is important to you, then go for that. But if not, then at least make sure you're not getting played or taken advantage of. Ultimately, knowing your worth is recognizing what you're willing to put up with, so it's only up to you to decide what type of commitment you really want. Just remember, whatever you decide, you're worth having what you truly desire.
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