What kind of friends do you have? Does it matter if they're always cutting you down?
There are some people who always seem angry and continuously look for conflict. When I was in therapy after my divorce I was very angry. I learned the person who needs the most love will ask for it in the most unloving ways. I've heard that people will either inspire you or they will drain you so you need to pick them wisely. I started to surround myself with the core group of friends. When I meet with them we help each other through whatever with encouragement and understanding. We speak truthfully without blame or insults. I always walk away from them feeling like it was time for worth spending. I have a few friends and acquaintances that I keep a little further away because they're so negative and full of putdowns. I don't talk about anything deep just superficial stuff because I don't trust them. Do you think that people like that will ever change? How do you handle different types of friends? What's acceptable to you versus non-acceptable?
- Asked by karenrecess70
, A Trendsetter, Female, 56-65, Los Angeles