Sometimes you just have to let friends go.
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds. George Eliot
My basic belief is that first you need to realize the usefulness of compassion, that’s the key factor. Once you accept the fact that compassion is not something childish or sentimental, once you realize that compassion is something really worthwhile and realize its deeper value, then you immediately develop an attraction towards it, a willingness to cultivate it. Dalai Lama