We all have that one friend that we stuck with for far too long, regardless of the way they treated us.
Whether we felt bad for them, or just couldn't get away from them for some reason, we far too often feel obligated to stay attached to those friendships that are nothing but toxic for us.
While I believe that there is always a way to help people, there comes a point where you can't help them any longer, and you must learn to walk away without apology.
For me, this person was someone that would put our friendship on blast to the public and would claim to everyone that I was her best friend. However, behind closed doors that were definitely not the case.
At the end of our friendship, it got to the point that I didn't even want to come home anymore, being that she was my roommate as well.
There were days when I would walk through the door, she would greet me with a hug and a "how was your day?", and there were other days when I would walk into the silent treatment, for no reason whatsoever.
I came to the realization that while we had many amazing moments together, and we had been closed for a very long time, I had to do what was best for me. If that meant removing this person from my life in order to sustain my mental health, then that was what I would do.
For the longest time, however, I went back and forth within my own head, telling myself that maybe I should stick with her because nobody ever did. Was this a sign? probably.
However, it got so bad at the end, that I came to my decision of completely removing her from my life.
That's right. I blocked her on Instagram, Snapchat, everything.
After this detox, I began to see my mental state slowly but surely elevate. While this girl had been my friend since 1st grade and my roommate for 3 years, our friendship time clock was ticking and this was one of the best moves that I could make.
At the end of the day, don't apologize for doing something that sets your mental health as a priority.
While you might have stuck with this friend for a while, there are seasons to life, and she was only meant for that season.