Baggage comes in many forms. Sometimes it’s “stuff”, sometimes it’s emotional baggage. Other times it can be people. Everyone probably knows someone who isn’t good for them to be around, who brings them down. That’s not good.
Recently I’ve taken the decision to step away from people who are like that. There’s two people who fit that bill at the moment, and while initially there’s a bit of guilt at cutting them off, as you think about when they WERE being a good friend, and start to doubt what you’re about to do, when you actually bite the bullet and do it, the sense of relief and the weight that lifts from your shoulders is immense. They won’t be able to let you down again as they won’t be in your life.
Now, I don’t wish these people ill, and I don’t hate them, it’s not like that. It’s just that I can’t take constantly being let down, and feeling bad because off someone else.
Take that step, and don’t be around people who are not good for you.