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“It’s not me, it’s you.”
Even if you want to say that to a friend who’s turned against you (or maybe always has been against you but you didn’t notice until now), that’s not the graceful way to end a toxic friendship.
Not because it makes you a bad person. Not because it’s selfish to want to vent a little at the one who’s done you wrong.
The main reason the “it’s not me, it’s you” response is wrong is because it invites more drama into your life.
(And the only kind of drama you want in your Plan A Life is the kind that brings you excitement, joy, and happiness.)
Toxic friends thrive on drama—the reality TV version of it—and when you offer them an opening like that, they grab it like an unattended child in a candy store. Pretty soon you’ll be in the midst of a free-for-all, possibly including everyone in your social circle, and you’ll regret ever opening your mouth.
In today’s episode, you’ll discover how to gracefully and non-dramatically end toxic friendships. When you know it’s time to cut your exposure to the radiation your friend is spreading your way, this is the way you do it. Listen in via the player at the top and be sure to download your free guide (which includes how to deal with toxic people at all levels in your life).
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Come back next week when we bust the myth of “I don’t have time to do that.” If you like to say that phrase, get it out of your system this week because you won’t ever be able to say it again.