Live your life without being controlled by others. Make sure that you are a good influence on others. If someone is not a good influence for you, then walk away. I have no problem walking away from situations that are not good for my life. I have no problem bowing out gracefully when I find that someone seeks to control my life. Life is too precious to spend it in a box. Get out of any box that someone tries to put you in mentally, spiritually, physically, emotionally and financially. Get out and be free!