No matter how much you care, no matter how much you love someone, they always have to make their own decisions, even if it means that the decision they've made means that they have given up.
One of the most challenging things about friendships is watching some of your friends just give up, admittedly, usually after having been through some tough times.
It has been tough to watch those whom I love literally die in front of me.
Knowing someone for many years, intelligent, competent and smart people who become closed to advice after being told that nothing more can be done about their condition by doctors, they just give up. I empathise, I really do, it is challenging nonetheless.
Loving people despite these things is one of the most challenging things that I have done, watching someone just give up, despite your advice, despite your love for them, is soul destroying.
All I have left now to offer them is my presence, just to be there for them when they need me... #mentalhealth #mentalwellbeing #challenges #lovethemanyway #betherewhenyoucan #frustration #staircase #bnw_staircase #lookdown #viewdown #staircaseshot #steps #bnwphotography #bnw_shots #bnw_of_the_day