I receive an affirmation every morning on my phone at 7am. I appreciate them and they always make me think. Here is mine from this morning.
Sometimes it takes a really long time to understand this concept. I’m 38 and I can honestly say it has just been in the last couple of years that I’ve truly embraced it.
Whether romantic, friends or even family, we do not have to accept relationships that are unhealthy. More importantly, we get to decide what an unhealthy relationship is for us.
For me, it looks like someone who day after day makes me feel bad. Those people who turn everything about them. You share a story, a thought, a feeling or concern (that has nothing to do with them) and somehow it ends up being about them, all the time. When they never ask about you, how you are doing or seem to care about your life.
So… here I am at the end of 2018 and I only keep the healthy relationships around. I have walked away from many people and I’ll continue to do so.
I teach my children to do the same. Choose the people you surround yourself with wisely. You deserve to have healthy relationships!