Once we understand what someone is capable of, we need to incorporate that knowledge into our interactions with them. Too many times, we ignore red flags, hoping and waiting for the best.
Looking back, I now realize that one way my envy manifested itself was through judging others.
When we remove ourselves from a toxic situation, it is for self-preservation —not punishing the other person. So, before you initiate the No Contact Rule, make sure that you’re doing it for the right reasons.
We all do it at some point. Finding fault and blaming are a part of being human. In some cases, blame can become a form of self-protection. Unfortunately, it can also become a mental prison.
So many factors go into our choices as to who we allow into our lives. At times, in an effort to attract someone or keep someone in our lives, we make decisions that are against the best interest of our physical, emotional, spiritual and mental health.
Good friendships are a gift. I truly appreciate the safety, love, and belonging that comes along with them. We get to be ourselves, without having to wear a mask. These are the people that see us, know us, love us, and accept us for who we are. But, despite all the benefits, even the closest friends need to develop a …