Let go of people who aren't ready to love you.
Stop showing up for people who have no interest in your presence.
Instinct is to do everything you can to gain the appreciation of those around you, but it's an impulse that steals your time, energy, mental and physical health.
If you are excluded, insulted, forgotten or ignored by the people you give your time to, you are not doing yourself a favor by continuing to offer them your energy and your life.
Truth is, you're not for everyone and not everyone is for you.
Maybe if you stop showing up, they won't look for you.
Maybe if you stop trying, the relationship ends.
That doesn't mean you ruined the relationship, it means the only thing that was holding it was the energy that only you gave to keep it.
You deserve so much more.
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Often the most difficult decision to make and to maintain, particularly when the toxicity is family.