Of course, this isn't just a bad relationship. We can't just honor that deep-down feeling of being done with it, and pack a bag in the morning and grab the dog and leave a note behind: I can't do this anymore. (Frankly, the note should read I choose not to do this anymore. But that's another story.) We can't just break out and walk out the door as a way to free ourselves from this nonsense (on all sides, from all political parties, and thrown at us from all expected and unexpected angles). This is more like Christmas dinner where you absolutely have to attend and you are related to all these people and they will never go away and there is really no way to escape so what you have to do is figure out how to cope. MORE HERE.