Saturday, August 5, 2017

Toxic Friendships

I would like to consider myself an introverted extrovert. I recently stumbled across an article that showed 19 examples of one and I fit into 95% of them. I love keeping to myself, but I do socialize when given the opportunity. I have friends from different groups ranging in cultures, ages, races, anything. However, at the end of the day, I like to be alone.

I've had many friendships in my life and most I've distanced myself from. For those individuals, whatever the friendship may be, I have always come to the conclusion that this person has not been benefiting my life nor helped me grow and therefore, is no longer needed. Don't get me wrong, I do have friendships that I still cherish and will do anything for, it's the other majority that have been toxic to my life. I'm a very observant person and I notice things that I don't always necessarily say. I've noticed that I've been used, talked about, disrespected, and thrown out whenever it was convenient for them. Those types of people are no longer wanted nor needed in my life. I am thankful for those friendships because those were not friends, but rather lessons. They have taught me that I am better than that and should not allow somebody to treat me that way. I have grown and learned that I am a strong individual who can make it just fine without those people. I believe everything happens for a reason and because of not having those people in my life, I am a lot happier right now.

To those people who were in my life and no longer are... thank you, but I don't need you.

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