Let go #lifehacksforhappiness
“You don’t ever have to feel guilty about removing toxic people from your life. It doesn’t matter whether someone is a relative, romantic interest, employer, childhood friend, or a new acquaintance — you don’t have to make room for people who cause you pain or make you feel small. It’s one thing if a person owns up to their behavior and makes an effort to change. But if a person disregards your feelings, ignores your boundaries, and “continues” to treat you in a harmful way, they need to go.”
— Daniell Koepke
So lose the guilt. Let go!
Kathy S Combs February 16, 2015 - 5:56 pm
I have done that and even though I have felt sad at the loss, I have been happier without them in my life in the long run. It gave me the control to no longer feel the need to take their meanness in stride because they were family.
Vidya Sury February 18, 2015 - 1:17 pm
Hugs, Kathy. Easier said than done, no? I still struggle with it, because the memories never quite leave us. Only practice can take us to that peaceful place.
Shailaja February 16, 2015 - 6:43 pm
Amen to that, sistah!
Vidya Sury February 18, 2015 - 1:16 pm
Amen is right!
Pratikshya February 16, 2015 - 10:03 pm
Very true words… but i’m too insecure sometimes to trust anyone else soon… and i fear i might be left alone sometimes..
any suggestions for that….
Vidya Sury February 18, 2015 - 1:19 pm
Pratikshya, what you feel is absolutely natural. I went through a phase like that in high school. That’s when I began writing a diary. And because it was a book I could keep safely in my desk, I just poured and vented out all my feelings. The thing is, most things feel huge inside our heads. When we let them out, they look much smaller. 🙂 Divert your mind towards things you enjoy doing. That helps. Hugs to you!