Life is a theater - Invite your audience carefully. Not everyone is healthy enough to have a front row seat in our lives. There are some people in your life that need to be loved from a distance. It's amazing what you can accomplish when you let go, or at least minimize your time with draining, negative, incompatible, not-going-anywhere relationships/friendships!
Observe the relationships around you. Pay attention. Which ones lift and which ones lean? Which one encourages and which one discourage? Which ones are on a path of going downhill?
When you leave certain people, do you feel better or feel worse? Which ones always have drama or don't really understand, know or appreciate you? The more you seek quality, respect, growth, peace of mind, love, and truth around you, the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the FRONT ROW and who should be moved to the back of your life. You cannot change the people around you...you can change the people you are around!
Remember...not everyone deserves a front row seat in your life!
(I came across this while doing research online from a 2005 chat and had to share (with minor edits) and hope you do the same...)