Keeping Your Friends Close?

Updated: Apr 24, 2021

We want to believe that all of our friends really do love us. They call you. Email you. Give you the latest news. Help you paint the bathroom and if necessary, babysit the kids. We get so close to our “dearest” friends that we sometimes cannot see that they are in fact leveraging the relationship to take advantage of you.

I’m not saying this applies to every frie

ndship but what I am say is that we cannot be afraid to call a spade a spade. Be sober. Look around. Ask y

our self questions. Sometimes you have to let that friend/relative know that “lev


raging me” does not equate to “loving me”. In other words, don’t use me.

Don’t call me when you just need babysitting. Don’t call me to validate the gossip you heard from someone. Don’t tell me you are going to stay at my house in a new city when you didn’t even know the phone number to my house in the old city. Don’t do it. It’s disrespectful. Just don’t.

Let’s be honest with ourselves. Life is too short.

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