At some point we all have to stop, take a look in the mirror, and — if we have any self-respect at all — ask ourselves the following question:
Don’t I deserve better?
Typically, the point at which this is necessary is after a long period of questionable choices, misguided loyalties, and/or skewed perspectives (your own or those of others). It is at this point that a major life change is needed…the kind of change that is going to hurt the most. But, your dignity must be more important than anything else you may lose to hold on to your dignity.