... in other people's sorrows! We all have loved ones and friends with problems, but there is a fine line between helping someone and sharing in their change or temporary venting...and drowning in their sorrows. If you are left deflated and defeated, it's ok to cut the toxic ties!
Some people need much more than we can ever give, and they can ever receive to fill that deep dark hole. Some people have very toxic behaviours. Give yourself permission to shed the toxic relationships, so that you can heal. Surround yourself with positive people. Good for your health and sanity!
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You never drown by simply falling overboard in the water. You drown when you stay there. Life will always be filled with mishaps & bad choices, but stop immediately, admit the error, look back at how far you've come & climb back in the boat. We can't do it over, but we can do it right the next time.
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