Los Angeles - Khloe Kardashian has suggested she is "letting go" of Lamar Odom.
The former Kocktails With Khloe host has been by her estranged husband's side since his near-fatal collapse in a Nevada brothel last October, but appears to be distancing herself from the basketball player - who was revealed to have been drinking again last month - after realising she can't force him to change.
Khloe posted a quote on Instagram which read: "It doesn't matter how loyal you are to someone. You can't change someone's heart and bad habits unless they want to themselves."
She added in a heartfelt caption: "Letting go doesn't mean that you don't care about someone anymore. It's just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.
''Letting go with love takes great strength. We have to learn to stop taking on peoples problems as if they are our own. Loving people does not mean we have to carry their burdens and confusions on our back.
"Sadly, You can only express your opinion on a situation. You can't want their life more than they do. This is in fact their life to figure out on their own and in their own time.
"I do believe in timing. I do believe timing is everything. You forcing your beliefs and dreams down ones throat is only going to cause resentment and possibly manifest deeper issues. Possibly to the point of no return.(sic)"
A photo posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on Apr 10, 2016 at 9:01am PDT
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Khloe also admitted she has realised she "can't love someone into loving" her, and is better off without the person she wants "most".
She continued: "People say time heals all wounds... I say time heals wounds but scars are left to remind you what you have been through and what you survived.
"Stop shattering your own heart by trying to make a relationship (friend, family, partner) work that clearly isn't meant to work.
"We have to stop trying to repaint people's colors. We have to learn to believe the love we AREN'T given. You can't love someone into loving you. (God I wish it were that easy)
"You can't force someone to be loyal, kind, understanding. You can't force someone to be the person you need them to be. Even if it's for their own good!! Sometimes the person you want most is the person you're best without.
"You have to understand... some things ARE supposed to happen in your life, but they just are NOT meant to be. Damn... It took me so many years to understand that.
"Don't lose yourself by trying to fix what's meant to stay broken.(sic)"
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star wants to keep faith with God's "plan", and won't be putting her "happiness on hold" for anyone else.
She concluded: "God always has a plan even if we can't understand it (or don't want to understand it) Even in the darkest of places... Our Lord sees His vision. We might not understand it at the moment but I promise you, your future will always bring understanding and clarity of why things didn't work out. Don't put your happiness on hold for someone (family, friend, partner) who isn't holding on to you.
"'A Girl once told me... Be careful when trying to fix a broken person. For you may cut yourself on their shattered pieces.'(sic)"
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