THE SWAMP GODDESS® GUIDE TO MENOPAUSAL MAYHEM AND AGING ANGST
BLOG #96 by Wendy Kyman, Ph.D.
IS IT DISLOYAL TO END MIDLIFE FRIENDSHIPS?
Loyalty is an honorable trait.
It is essential for relationships.
Except, when it's not.
Loyalty is an honorable trait, until ... it becomes a misguided obligation.
We are not obligated to stay in negative, hurtful relationships.
In fact, we are obligated to end them.
Wait. Isn't it disloyal to end friendships, especially long-term friendships?
As you (hopefully) know by now, our first loyalty is to honor ourselves.
Express loyalty to yourself by committing (or recommitting) to your well-being.
To do this - Surround yourself with loving, positive-energy folks who enrich your
life and enhance your joy.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Releasing the strangling bonds of negative, hurtful friendships is
an important step in respecting, honoring, and caring for ourselves.
Do you feel a misguided sense of loyalty to some relationships?
What you are willing to tolerate in order to express loyalty? To whom?
Is your loyalty based on personal choice or sense of moral obligation?
Is your loyalty reciprocal? Describe.
Do you want more detailed guidance, inspiration, and information to navigate the murky waters of
You'll find practical knowledge, relatable anecdotes, and effective solutions in
Help! I Am Surrounded By Bitches: The Swamp Goddess Guide To Friendship Frenzy Amid Menopausal Mayhem And Aging Angst.
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