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Dealing with People Who Deplete Us

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I found a quote this morning that helped me with my worrying about someone else's drama and am sharing it here. I know we all get caught up in other's stuff from time to time. This is from Martha Beck:

"When we force ourselves to connect against our heart's desires, we create false, resentful relationships; when we disconnect from the people who deplete us, we set them free to find their tribes while we find ours."
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GARDENCHRIS 11/14/2012 7:38AM

    nice way of saying set boundaries...not my job to "fix" them only responsible for me.

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INGMARIE 11/14/2012 7:37AM

    emoticon thank you for sharing. This quote is so true.

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WINNINGBATTLE 11/14/2012 7:37AM

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FLEURGARDEN 11/14/2012 7:36AM

    So true...

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DMEYER4 11/14/2012 7:09AM

  great quote thanks

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SKYWATCHER6 11/14/2012 7:06AM

  Great quote - thanks!

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GLORYB2014 11/14/2012 6:50AM

    LOVE this quote, thank you for sharing!


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BESSHAILE 11/14/2012 6:40AM

    Love me some Martha Beck - and how right she is - almost every pickle I've found myself in had to do with forming a bad union with someone else's issues. Hope you disconnect with ease

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MAMAHOYT 11/14/2012 6:38AM

    emoticon The first sign of taking our life back.

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HARRIET8AL 11/14/2012 6:35AM

    Thank You So Much. I really need to know that I'm not behaving poorly when I try to ignore the drama. When the person, people, are family to is so difficult but this quote helps. Thanks again.

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MARGARITTM 11/14/2012 6:17AM

    Involved in a drama now - thanks needed that!

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JGRAY76 11/14/2012 6:17AM

    True but so hard when it's family.

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SUSANK16 11/14/2012 6:08AM

  Been there and done that - great advice

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ANDY_54 11/14/2012 6:08AM

    Yep. emoticon

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WISDOM73 11/14/2012 6:00AM

    Thank you for sharing!

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BABS4625 11/14/2012 5:50AM

 

Great quote! emoticon

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KELLYPAQ 11/14/2012 5:48AM

    Good advice, but sometimes hard to follow.

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NCSUE0514 11/14/2012 5:46AM

    I've learned that over time, there are some folks I'm just not strong enough to deal with on a regular basis. It's a matter of self-preservation.

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SUNNYLIFE72 11/14/2012 5:46AM

  Thank you for the quote. It's a good reminder.

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THEIS58 11/14/2012 5:45AM

    Love that!

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CELESTE_B 11/14/2012 5:41AM

    Very true! I need this today.

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COCK-ROBIN 11/14/2012 5:34AM

    Great quote!

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TRYINGHARD54 11/14/2012 5:31AM

    good quote.

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CAMAEL100 11/14/2012 5:21AM

    I am going to keep this quote handy - I need to heed it!

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DEL-AND-COMPANY 11/14/2012 5:10AM

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I'll remember this quote. Thanks!

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CRAZYMAMA46 11/14/2012 4:56AM

    Thank You for finding these words of wisdom. This comes across my path at the right time as I am struggling with multiple people and situations pulling at me so much I feel as if I am being ripped apart emotionally, mentally, and physically. Thank You again.

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JILLIEWILLIE1 11/14/2012 4:47AM

    I need to do this. Sometimes I will not be able to disconnection physically, but I can emotionally and stop letting her deplete me.

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LANEYTHEGIRL 11/14/2012 4:37AM

    I love this quote. I needed it right at this moment as I was struggling to let go of someone. Thanks for posting this.

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TDWANDD2MYK9 11/14/2012 4:36AM

    emoticon

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GRAMPIAN 11/14/2012 4:21AM

  True indeed.

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KRISUA 11/14/2012 3:42AM

    well said.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 11/14/2012 3:23AM

    Well said!

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BECKYBETZ 11/14/2012 3:17AM

    I agree!!

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TRYINGHARD1948 11/14/2012 3:09AM

    Excellent

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SERAH_MOZ 11/14/2012 1:44AM

    Thanks for that today, the quote was just what I needed to reframe all of my stressing about one particular person. Perfect!

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DORCAS9 11/14/2012 12:13AM

    Very true! emoticon

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WILLOWBROOK5 11/13/2012 8:57PM

    Great quote!

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MPERCAL 11/13/2012 8:21PM

    Yes, I like the idea that "they" can find their own tribe too. And to respond to KansasRose's message...I try to put as much distance as I can between me and annoying family members, even though they are still part of my life, without causing undue trouble... I don't know. That's a tough one.

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KANSASROSE67 11/13/2012 4:12PM

    This is good stuff...although if they are your husband's family, it's not so easy to disconnect!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 11/13/2012 11:22AM

    I have cut out many negative forces from my life. I'm better off without them. Feels great not to dread seeing them.

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HUNGRYWOMAN2 11/13/2012 10:51AM

    emoticon Quote! This is an issue I need to constantly be aware. I don't often realize how much I involve myself in others issues until I note an extremely toxic effect on myself. Many times others note the stress caused by certain individuals before I do. I suppose I just don't want to believe the obvious.
This is changing, and I have let go of many relationships recently. It saddens me, but
it is not worth the drama. Thank you so very much for sharing this important reminder. emoticon I am glad you found something to help you step back. I hope the issues resolve soon. You are very wise to let go-there are enough challenges we face as it is. We don't need others'.



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CANDIK48 11/13/2012 10:48AM

    So very true!

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OKBACK2ME 11/13/2012 10:46AM

    emoticon I agree!

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