Monday, June 8, 2015

Your choice

I don't know about you, but it's not easy for me to let go of deep friendships. Yet there have been times in my life when I've had to do just that ... for any number of reasons.

Most often it occurred because a friendship was draining to my spirit—or toxic for me. This is not a judgment against the other person. That person may have been a perfectly good person. We just didn't work well together.

Sometimes our hangups or worst traits as friends might hook each other. A relationship simply may not work and may be unhealthy for you—and probably for the other person, too.

The thing to remember is that you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go. You get to choose what's best for you without it being a judgment on the other person. As we've said often in these blogs, who and what we surround ourselves with is important to how healthy we're able to be. What we take in and what we live around affects how we see and experience life. It affects who we are and how we act.

Sad as it may be to discontinue a friendship, it's wise to take stock occasionally and see how healthy your friendships are. Sometimes there are issues that can be addressed and fixed. Sometimes, that isn't possible. And then you must choose: accept or let go of the friendship.

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