Have you ever broken off a relationship with a friend because it was unhealthy for your self-esteem? Were you proud of your decision or did you regret it?
wow, what a question. yes, i've done that. secretly more often than not - i just stopped contacting those people. i have mixed feelings about it. i have such a hard time making friends that losing just one can be a real big impact, but at the same time it was either keep talking to that person and suffer because of it, or stop all communications and move on. i absolutely think about that person from time to time, they were an important part of my life for a very long time. but, in the long run, it was better for me to lose that friendship. my self esteem suffers enough under my own influence, and i'm too old now to let anyone else but myself destroy what's left of it. sometimes you just "grow out of" people....but not like a parasitic twin, that's totally different.