If you’re not sure of where you’re going—or if you don’t like where  you are headed—the obvious thing to do is to stop and go back. But that’s easier said than done, especially when there is a relationship involved. Yet, if you continue, every step will make the situation worse. Don’t give up on your chosen destination-—simply find a less disastrous route.

By Bernard Fitzwalter; Illustration: Sajid Wajid Shaikh