What's the single most important lesson you've learned playing DnD? No matter how passionate or dedicated you are to a thing, if your not having fun with it then take some time away. If it starts to cause stress for you, just take a break.
Life is a journey and there are many things to experience while your moving along. Too many times I let stress ruin things for me, instead of merely taking time away to recharge.
I'd rather have more friends than gaming sessions.