We never rise above anything we are unwilling to face.
When we run from our fears, they become more powerful and more disruptive in our lives. Opportunities which could have been ours are stolen from us.
When we ignore bad habits, they grow stronger and deeper within us. Tragically we stop being able to see these negative behavior patterns. We either deny their existence, or we confuse them as being part of ourselves.
When we pretend relationships are undamaged, they get worse. After a time, hardness of heart or hopelessness sets in, and the relationship either ends or endures a living death.
Change and transformation are possible, but only for those who are willing to face their problems.