- Sometimes people end up in our lives who don’t reciprocate what you’re putting into that relationship. It can be difficult to say goodbye to them, whether they’re a friend, family member, or partner.
- But don’t make excuses for people who behave like this, as difficult as it may seem. If they’ve made it clear that they’re not interested in a two-sided relationship, don’t expect more from them.
- It can be hard to cut those ties, but it’s an act of kindness to yourself — and ensures your kindness isn’t seen as a weakness.
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Saying goodbye to a friend or family member who doesn’t really have your best interests is a process. You have probably known the truth for quite some time but you continued making excuses for their bad behavior. It’s something we do frequently.
She’s probably really busy and forgot we were supposed to hang out tonight. Again. It’s okay.
He probably forgot I wanted his extra concert ticket when he invited someone else. It’s okay.
She didn’t seem very excited for me when I told her I got published in a magazine. I’m sure she has a lot on her mind right now. It’s okay.
We constantly make excuses for insensitive behavior because it’s coming from someone we love.
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