We all have them, people who hang on to us or people we let into our life when we shouldn’t. You might have outgrown this person but they still linger on. How do you finally cut them loose? Here are 3 ways.
1. Know that you matter most. We can try to do the right thing–help someone see the best part of themselves, but if they never do, why do we keep trying to change them? It really is a waste of our energy that could be put to better use.
2. See them for who they really are NOW. Most likely, their negative behavior “juices” them. They do not want to change it. There is some sort of weird payoff they get by being that way. Only, you’re not their analyst. Know that the best thing for them and YOU is to separate.
3. Get on with your life. Are you avoiding something now that you should be doing for yourself? Often, we get wrapped up in “fixing” someone else, when we don’t want to take responsibility for what we need and want. What is something you have been putting on the back-burner? Time to re-erect that.