You can do better. You deserve better.
It’s a hard pill to swallow when we discover that we can’t get along with everyone.
We all like to think that we are highly likeable and that anyone would be lucky to have us in his or her life, whether it’s as a friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, acquaintance, etc.
But sometimes people’s actions towards us tell us something to the contrary. Instead of valuing and appreciating our characteristics, talents, and skills, they criticize, take advantage of or just outright don’t care about them.
So how do we know when it’s time to pull the trigger and wave goodbye? Here are five signs to look out for:
1.) They are concerned solely with what you can do for them.
These people are often willing to put forth very little effort into the relationship unless they will benefit directly. Selfishly, they feel the relationship is built off of the fact that you have something to provide them with. If you withdraw whatever that certain something may be and you’re suddenly hearing from them less often, well, that may be a sign.
2.) You walk away from time spent with them feeling depleted and unhappy.
You know that feeling after spending quality time with a person you genuinely connect with? It’s like a drug. When you truly connect to another human on a deeper level, you’re left feeling energized and exuberant. The exact opposite is true when you spend time with a negative person. Whether they talk about themselves the entire time or speak negatively of you, you’ll be left feeling exhausted and depressed afterward.
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