Our relationships with others can help or hinder our lives. Family, friends and lovers all have a huge impact on our day to day lives. Some people bring you sunshine, others can bring big dark clouds. The way in which we handle our relationships is down to us.
First of all you must accept that you cannot control the other person. Their thoughts and actions are down to them, so respect that. The people you love may act in confusing ways. More often than not, it is because they have found themselves on a difficult path. Always remember to empathise and show compassion, no matter how difficult that can be. If somebody in your life is bringing a large amount of negativity to you, and you find that it is starting to really bring you down, there is nothing wrong with distancing yourself. Do what you need to do to make you feel good; not out of spitefulness but out of kindness. Always be mindful of the way you treat those around you, you may have a bigger impact on their lives than you think. Cherish every person that has helped you on your journey.