So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.
Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in. And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay but by their decision to return.
At some point you will realize that you have done too much for someone, that the only next possible step to do is to stop. Leave them alone. Walk away.
It’s not like you’re giving up, and it’s not like you shouldn’t try. It’s just that you have to draw the line of determination from desperation.
What is truly yours will eventually be youre, and what is not, no matter how hard you try, will never be.