We run circles our whole lives the moment you become aware of that and realize that you have been doing it many lifetimes before. That observation is a breakthrough ... even if it is only the start of a process within yourself.
Precisely because you begin to understand it, it gives opportunities to escape this karmic circle.
The process can begin and the pitfalls will float to the surface. It will take some trial and error, but there is a starting point from which you can begin to reverse the process.
What you then have to guard is that you do not step back into the circle out of habit, but that you consciously make choices that your soul needs.
That's not so easy because all those lives was that your familiar feeling, no matter how painful
Each step should be a step that you think about, explore and make a calm and controlled choice even when you come across old soul families or lovers from another life.