More from my Detox Book..Recognizing a true friend..OT

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by SherylD, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. SherylD

    SherylD Guest

    We build up so many toxins in our lives that we don't need..

    Toxic people(friends) are one of them..I had a toxic friend once.. She made me feel so terrible all the time. I just finnaly had to distance myself from her.. This huge weight was lifted.

    If you want to know whether your friend is a true friend, ask yourself the following questions:

    *Is this a worthwhile relationship?

    *Do I feel bad about myself after I've been with this person?

    *Do I have to censor my opinions?

    *Is there a fair amount of giving and taking between us?

    *Could I turn to this person ina crisis?

    *Does this person offer a positive support and advice?

    *does this person understand me?

    I thought this was interresting..

  2. SherylD

    SherylD Guest

    Here are some tips for success when trying to resolve a problem with a friend or partner..

    *Pinpoint what it is that upsets you about the way you friend or parner behaves.

    *Bring the subject to the other person's attention in a gentle way, avoiding blame or accusation

    *Listen carefully to what the other person has to say

    *Validate the relationship and express your desire to work through the problem

    *End you conversation on a posititve note

    Don't know if this will be of any help to anyone..

    Take care

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