It is okay to say no. it is OKAY to put yourself first, to make you your top priority. When on the path of healing and self-love, it is a necessity. You have to let go of the need to give and give of yourself when you know nothing is filling you back up. There is nothing wrong with stepping back from the chaos, the drama, the storm of others to find calm within you and establish peace in your life and heart. You have every right to say you do not want to be a part of it. You have every right to tell people that you cannot keep sacrificing yourself, your health, your sanity if they are not willing to reciprocate or not willing to take your advice or not want to hear the truth. You can only do so much before you are worn down and step back to realize that in the process of trying to rescue others, you have become lost. There is nothing wrong with deciding to take time to find yourself and stepping out of a role where you lose all that you are, all that you want to be, and lose sight of the beauty of life.