I think it is SO important to surround yourself with people who make you feel good, and to make them feel good in return. ‘Good’ in the sense that they make you better, and when you are with them or talking to them, you are the person you want to be and vice versa. This is true for domestic relationships and friendships alike.
While it is important to support and love your friends in their good times and bad, if you find yourself in ANY relationship that is making you feel terrible, it might be time to back off and let go. To let go of the people and circumstances causing negativity in your life. While letting go normally has a negative connotation, I don’t think this is always the case. Below is a quote I found today that I really appreciated:
“To let go isn’t to forget, not to think about, or ignore. It doesn’t leave feelings of anger, jealousy, or regret. Letting go isn’t about winning or losing. It’s not about pride and it’s not about how you appear, and it’s not obsessing or dwelling on the past. Letting go isn’t blocking memories or thinking sad thoughts, and doesn’t leave emptiness, hurt, or sadness. It’s not about giving in or giving up. Letting go isn’t about loss and it’s not about defeat. To let go is to cherish the memories, but to overcome and move on. It is having an open mind and confidence in the future. Letting go is learning and experiencing and growing. To let go is to be thankful for the experiences that made you laugh, made you cry, and made you grow. It’s about all that you have, all that you had, and all that you will soon gain. Letting go is having the courage to accept change, and the strength to keep moving. Letting go is growing up.”