Everyone hates to start over. It is painful to admit that you have wasted your time on a fruitless pursuit, be it a career, a religion, or a relationship. When we make a poor choice, there is a usually a strong inclination to "fix" whatever we have chosen and make it into the thing that we originally desired. However, this is frequently impossible, particularly when it involves other people. The best thing to do in those instances is to start over, make new choices, and create something better.