I believe this is the best choice

If people make you feel bad for making yourself a priority when you need space — distance is the best choice.

Obviously not with bad intention but with love for yourself and their peace.

Expect resistance because you are changing causes others to question themselves. People are comfortable with the way things are, and you are trying to be different and evolving impacts on them. But that shouldn’t stop you — detach yourself from their frustrations and don’t internalize them as your fault.

That is especially true for those of us who are kind, sensitive, and compassionate. Because you might feel guilt for distancing yourself from people who you know you can help but part of that kindness and compassion is to include yourself in it. And if they don’t understand that ..well, maybe those are not your people.