Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to work things out, the effort is futile. If you see that this is the case from the beginning, you should cut your efforts and save yourself the time and energy. I was able to see this first hand from a business perspective and got a deeper insight into the differences between cutting ties with a person, a business, and a situation.
A business relationship is solely between the businesses, although the people involved are what build the relationship and create the situation in which the businesses act upon. Sometimes, the same people will be engaged in a mix of personal and business relationships. These differing relationships and situations should never be mixed.
Some business relationships will not work and time will not solve anything. To save the frustrations between the companies, sometimes it is best to cut ties. Cutting off one relationship with a business does not entitle you to cut off all relations with the people involved, for the relationship is between the businesses. The business and the people of the business are linked, but are still different units.
Personally, cutting ties is a skill that I need to build not only on a business scale, but a personal scale as well. However, seeing the act of cutting ties and being directly affected by the decision has installed the thought in my head that it really is okay and that I shouldn’t be so timid about it.