When a patient is in need of an amputation, they do not nourish the limb back to life in the hope that it will some day serve the organism. Doing so would risk its survival, allowing the infected part to spread throughout the body.
Consider this analogy the next time you want to nourish that toxic friendship, partnership, or relationship (whether romantic or professional) that you’ve been coddling in the hopes that someday it will serve you better.
News flash: It’s killing you. It’s killing your drive, your passion, your self-worth, your results, your dreams, your identity.
Let it go, before it spreads.
Might it be time for surgery?