Once we figure out who is in our support system, it’s time to consider whether we want all of those people there.
What about when a friend seems to do just the opposite? What do you do when you feel like socializing with certain people makes you feel even more alone, or worse about yourself and your situation?If there are people who often criticize you, belittle you, judge you, or whom you seem to correlate with negative experiences and feelings, maybe it’s time to reconsider that relationship.
We have the power to decide who we want to interact with, and no matter how badly you think the other person makes you feel, the truth is that nobody holds that power over you. You can choose to challenge your thoughts, consider what you gain from a relationship. If the answer is nothing: it might be time to choose to end that relationship.