The sad thing is that sometimes we feel like a friendship/relationship is toxic and emotionally draining, yet we find it difficult to evaluate the friendship or let the person go because of the length of the friendship. Remember, however, that quality is better than quantity and while it’s easier said than done, sometimes, it’s okay to be selfish. Your emotional health and wellbeing is very important and it is essential that you care for yourself and re5mind yourself that you can love people from afar.
Something to keep in mind though is, we are not perfect. If a friend has one bad trait and several good traits, if that bad trait can be addressed and isn’t detrimental to our wellbeing, we should consider keeping that friend. Everyone has sides to them that someone wouldn’t like; what’s important is choosing to accept them the way they are as we would like them to accept us.