People may think badly of me for this post. But I’m not trying to be popular. I am trying to be happy.
Sometimes people complicate our lives much more than our possessions do. Eliminating all interaction with people isn’t realistic. But choosing who you spend your time with, will make your life easier and more enjoyable.
Sometimes during your life, we have a friend who only interacts with you to take advantage of you.
A single mom who drops her kids off with you so that she can go out and drink. A neighbor who borrows lawn equipment every week. A family who spends every weekend in your pool. Are these bad people? No. But it is a one way friendship that is a convenience for them and a burden for you.
Tell them so. They are either going to apologize and truly mean it. Or they will argue and storm out never to be seen again. Either way they now know how you feel and will do things differently in the future.
Pride hurts. But some people will never change. Some people don’t want to change. Often a new neighbor will suddenly become their friend and you won’t talk to them anymore. This is sad.
But now you have more time for you and your family. You have less of a burden in your life.