You have to be able to look inwards first before being able to see through others. I know for instance that i amexperiencing cabin fever through throwing myself 100% at the renovation of the final apartment, to the exclusion of all other activities, I knew it when I started but crucially I have a choice, no person or circumstances is making me do what i choose to do, its been like that for 25 years now.
I am no more beat than the day I arrived here, I choose not to fight against centuries of narrow midedness.
I have every incentive to prolong the inevitable, I am making more money than I have ever done (not that its of any importance to me) for doing very little, the longer I prolong it the more I will have for the next chapter of life and the greater value the property/business will have.
I will know when its time to say "enough" I was one of the few people in the UK that knew how much was "enough".
Equally, and maybe this ties in with some peoples worst fears, if I had to walk away tomorrow with nothing, zero, zilch after spending €100K and 12 years of labour I would have no regrets and would feel richer for the experience.
Life anywhere can be tough if you dont have choices or your future dépends on the décisions of others, you do not have control of your destiny.