Stop using time spent as an excuse to maintain deadweight.
I truly admire those with the tenacity to maintain relationships over long periods of time. It shows dedication, loyalty, and patience.
Here is what I don’t admire — using the amount of time the relationship has lasted to justify staying in an abusive and/or toxic situation. Within the last year I’ve cut a lot of long time ties because I felt held back or disrespected. What you have to do, is evaluate the value they bring you right now. How do they make you feel? How do they help you grow? Do they respect you? Get real about your connections because they can make or break you.
Gabriella Payne builds teams and communities through inspiration and strategic confidence development. She works with universities, athletic groups, and corporations to help students and recent graduates transform their mental thought patterns by teaching new, healthier habits. She is also an advocate for the prevention of domestic abuse and teaches a series called "See It Coming".