One of the more difficult things to do in life is to walk away. This is not the same as giving up. They are two completely different things. Walking away involves a conscious decision. One that was preceded by purposeful thought and deliberate intention. That is what makes it an action that one has to be ready for.

I had to do this very thing myself eight years ago. It was the night that I decided being alone was far better than being married. Especially when I was facing an uncertain future. At the time I was going through the testing and diagnosis of breast cancer. My husband at the time handed me a bombshell one night. He told me he was tired. Not tired from working. He was tired of looking at me crying. Those tears I shed were from pain and fear. None of that mattered to him.

Two days passed and he never apologized. He had had plenty of time for that. While he was thinking everything would be fine, I pulled out my calculator and started figuring out how much I would need to take care of myself and the kids. On his last chance I asked him if he wanted to change his mind about that statement. He said no. I told him he did not have to look at me anymore. Thirty days later he moved out!

It was hard to say the least, but it was a walk I had to do. In order to heal from the extensive surgery I had to endure,it was time to put my plan into motion. Four weeks post surgery felt like a lifetime. It was a ,lot to be prepared to take in, but I did it. I did it by taking one step at a time, and not worrying about what was way in the distance. I kept focused on those goals I achieved that were directly in front of me.

There were plenty of times I questioned whether I was REALLY ready. But there I was making it day after day. All of this was possible because I was ready to walk away!!