The company you keep plays an important role in your life. Many factors can decide who comes into your life but you ultimately decide who you allow to stay or leave. From my experiences it is important to surround yourself around people who genuinely care and make you a better person. Be aware of the warning signs you may be in bad company.
They only make time for you when it’s convenient for them.
Relationships without regular interaction and communication can lead to problems. When there is a lack of commitment and the other party wants you around when it is convenient for them, let them go. People shouldn’t have to settle and accept someone who they have to force to make time for them. People who truly care will be happy to make time for you and they will not overlook your worth.
They hold your past against you.
People who can’t accept you are no longer who you used to be and cant accept your past mistakes should be avoided. Some people may not be able accept that you have conquered internal demons and obstacles. Move forward and don’t waste time or energy on people who hold your past against you. Positive things happen when you distance yourself from negative people.
They are dishonest.
Without trust there is no foundation. If someone lies to you, they are disrespecting the relationship or friendship. Don’t allow anyone to be in your life who is dishonest and keep giving them opportunities to be trusted. People who avoid the truth and tell you only what you want to hear do so for their own benefit.
They want you to be someone else.
Spend time with people who view you the way you are, and not as they wish you to be. It’s wiser to let go of toxic relationships than it is to lose yourself. It’s easier to fill an empty space within your life where someone else used to be, than it is to fill the empty space within yourself where you used to be.
Breaking away from bad company doesn’t mean you hate them, it simply means you respect yourself.