You once gave me insights on how to stop allowing my college age daughter from treating me badly. I am now using that helpful information in dealing with other toxic relationships in my life.
Most recently, a "friend" who was critical of me on a regular basis started getting me to respond to sharp and unwarranted remarks. I am now "too busy" to get together, talk on the phone, or go walking in the park. When she would embarrass me in a group and I would gently ask her about it, she would say "Oh, I had a bad day today".
I grew tired of making allowances for her unkind remarks and pulled away from the friendship. It is surprising how much better I feel, now that I am not wary of her next condescending remark!
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