It is important to have good social support, and loving, supportive relationships. You do not have to be in a committed relationship for this. Independent single people are healthier than previously thought. Unfortunately, it is a couple’s world leaving singles, a bit outcast. What is key is to have supportive people in your life, and to get rid of the toxic ones, even if they are flesh and blood. Relationships are about give and take. It is a quid pro quo kind of thing. Sounds bad, but it is true. If one is giving too much, they feel neglected and resentful. People have to care enough about each other to give and receive as equally as possible, or there will be problems. So stop giving to entitled takers. Stop doing things for ingrates. Do things that make you feel good, and that you want to do=for people who deserve it. Once you start paying attention to these things, it might be hard, because you might have to have a changing of the guard in terms of your relationships.
Quick tips for having and maintaining good relationships:
Put energy into relationships that give you what you need.
Give to those who give back.
Send a text or email once a week or so to someone you want to keep at a distance, and call or spend time with those who support you.
Distance yourself as much as possible, if you can’t delete the psychic vampires in your life.
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