As I close another chapter in my life (lots of chapters being written in this short space of time), I am forced to ponder about the complications of life.
Sometimes instead of calling a spade a spade we choose to complicate everything so that we don't have to face the fact that it is a spade.
In 2 months I have been faced with 2 similar situations - with similar results. A stalemate.
All you can do is concede defeat and reset the chess pieces.