I decided to make the break. I don't know why it can be so hard for me...it certainly doesn't seem so difficult for others...but I did it. I cut ties.
I think I sometimes hold on to strings of relationship in the hopes they'll come back to life. That, or I weirdly feed some bitterness by maintaining a minute connection...to remind myself of the hurt. Either way...not anymore. At least, not with this crew. I'm not allowing my disagreement with their choices to rule my quality of life today!! The hurt was real and was not okay, but I don't have to allow it to have a voice any longer. It can truly be something of the past.
Letting it be...done.