Do you ever feel as if you’re being torn apart by the demands other people are making on you?
All day, every day, from many different directions, it seems there’s always someone asking for your valuable time and precious attention.
You don’t say “no” because it’s what they’ve come to expect of you. You can’t turn them down because they rely on you. They all do.
It’s relentless. Everyone wants a piece, yet there’s only so much of you to go around.
Your own experience of life is gradually being lost, a forgotten victim of the compulsion to put other people first.
In the end, no one benefits from you allowing yourself to be pulled left, right and centre by countless folk wanting a part of you.
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept” ~ Samuel Butler, Novelist
How many people do you have in your life right now who you’d class as a close friend? I don’t mean acquaintances or online contacts you might have but real-life, long-time friends.
Most of us can count our current friends on the fingers of one or two hands, but we’ve likely had many more over the course of our lifetime. Throughout our lives, friends come and go. Many of those friendships we thought of as precious at one time are now just distant memories of good times spent together.
Some bonds with people last for years, through many ups and downs, while others disappear. But what causes a good friendship to end and how can you stop it from happening?