As devoted as you are to your friends and loved ones, you can’t be responsible for them. So if one of them comes under attack today, you need to think twice before stepping up to defend them. In doing so, you could be inserting yourself into a situation that is much more complex than you understand. Instead, you should step back and let them handle this thing on their own. They won’t feel let down. Deep down, they know you’re there if they need you later.