Please do not confuse compassion with enabling.
A more compassionate way to respond to those I love might be to allow them to face the consequences of their actions, even when it will cause them pain.
Am I trying to interfere with the natural consequences of a loved one's choices? Am I trying to do for someone what they could do for themselves? Am I doing what I think is best for me? Do I resent what I am doing? If so, is it really a loving choice? Sometimes the most compassionate thing I can do is to let others take responsibility for their behavior.
Today I will remember that I have choices, and so do other people. I will make the best choices I can and allow others in my life to do the same without interference.
I must learn to give those I love the right to make their own mistakes and recognize them as theirs alone.