Every person I know has experienced a time in their life when they had to leave someone important behind. This is because that important person, or the relationship itself, became a negative and hurtful presence.
As we continue on our life journey, we meet so many different people and build so many relationships. At some point, we’re bound to find a relationship that becomes toxic – or maybe we eventually discover that it’s been toxic the whole time.
Don’t be afraid to say goodbye to someone who’s a negative influence in your life. Even if they make you feel guilty, even if YOU make yourself feel guilty. Stand strong. Know that keeping yourself emotionally healthy and happy will always come first. It’s most important to take care of yourself.
Once this happens, you will have more room for the relationships that make you smile and help you feel good and loved. You will have more room to remind yourself that you deserve to be happy.