Buddhism reminds us that everything is impermanent. Another way of looking is that is that everything changes and every relationship ends, even if only by death. We shouldn’t be surprised, therefore, when friendships and working relationships end. Even though those leave takings aren’t always pleasant, it usually isn’t too long before we can see that they were for the best. New relationships come along, new friendships are born, and life goes on. Some people become extremely sentimental about those changes, and that fine – but sentimental or not, such is the way of life. Endings are followed by new beginnings as surely as summer turns to fall and then to winter.