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Just because people have been in your life since you were born or you’ve been friends with them for a long time doesn’t mean you should keep letting them disrespect you. We are all human beings and we all deserve respect from one another – only accept what you give forth.

Stop letting people walk all over you and treat you like complete garbage. This is your life and you need to be the one living it. While there will be people who do not understand your newfound distance, you don’t owe any of them an explanation. Through cutting ties and moving on properly you are doing right by yourself and showing yourself the respect you deserve.

In this world, there are tons of people who seek to use us and take advantage of our kindness. Some of these people will be new-found connections and others those we’ve known for as long as we can remember. Sure, you might be attached to them and you might want them around but if you’ve tried to make things work time after time, and they’ve refused to change their ways, stop wasting your breath.

The best thing you will ever do for yourself in this life is to find your power to release yourself from connections that do not serve you properly. Through this, you will become much more powerful and capable.

When someone plays with your heart and toys with your emotions they shouldn’t get a second chance and damn sure don’t deserve a third one. Stop allowing people to downplay your achievements and surround yourself with those who will be as proud of you as you are of yourself.

Quit playing into these guilt-trips and don’t let people shame you into being a version that you do not want to be. Live your truth and be who you are, unapologetically. When we begin to control our lives we also work to take back control over our emotions and while that in itself takes time it’s worth it.

In the end, you are the only person who will remain once everyone has left you and that is who you need to be living for. When someone makes you feel bad don’t let them keep doing it. Set proper boundaries and know your worth. You deserve the world and if you want to take it, you can make it your own.

There will be people that you struggle to distance yourself from but if you are aware of your own inner strength and able to practice self-care properly you will accomplish so much. Even when the world feels like it’s coming down those who are actually willing to help you grow and be positive in your life will remain. They will be there for you through the ups and downs when everyone else has jumped ship. Those are the people you should be putting your efforts into.