The evidence is clear. Time for a change. Time's up.
One of the interesting things to come from this whole chapter is the knowledge that you really are, ultimately, on your own. In one sense I'm lucky to be given the chance to see the truth. Things could have gone much worse than they did. Am I disappointed that one of my oldest friends wasn't there to help when I needed him? Sure. But that's life. I'll talk with him today and let him know how I feel. Should the same situation arise again with somebody else, hopefully he'll behave differently. In the meantime, it's back to me (as it always was).