Always remember communication is the key!
Here’s a checklist to consider when considering whether or not to cut someone off:
Do they make me feel less than?
Do they consistently carry negative energy?
Do they take more than they add to my life?
Do they force me to challenge my ideas?
Do they disagree with me?
Do I treat them the way I want to be treated? Do they tell me the truth?
While you definitely should not tolerate anyone who makes you feel negative about yourself or abilities, just because someone disagrees with you or pushes you to confront your bad habits should not be grounds for permanent removal. And more often than not, any decision that was made in the heat of an emotionally charged confrontation did not leave time to consider any of the above checklist items.
There is a big difference between stepping away and stepping out. You can take a short period of time, be it a few hours or days to step away and reflect on the situation at hand. But stepping out, blocking, ghosting, etc., leaves no room for conversation or further consideration.
Not all relationships are worth fighting for, but you would hope that the truly genuine ones can withhold adversity and push you to continuously evolve. Trust your gut, but don’t block your future husband or maid of honor because he/she tells you things like they really are.
“TRUE FRIENDS TELL YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO HEAR.”