But we don't find them sitting in the sun on the side of the road on a Sunday drive through the countryside . . . or on the sale rack in the store beneath a sign that reads "Burdens at Rock-Bottom prices," or in the outstretched hands of a stranger at the curb saying "please take this."
I'm not a fireside singer from la-la-land. I know this sounds too simple. I have volumes of personal evidence from my own life to testify that it is extremely challenging. Especially that "build a new life" step. But . . . if you don't, then the burden you hate becomes the life you live. When you lay it down, view the void, measure what it will take to fill it and find suitable alternatives that uplift rather than wear down. You may have to grow into them or allow them to grow into you.