As we go through life, we all have people come and go in our lives. Some people are only here for a short time, while others become permanent members of our support system. However, no matter how close someone is to us, there will be times when they do not show up for us in the way we require.
It’s critical to remember that it’s OK to set boundaries and to have certain expectations of the people in our lives. If someone consistently fails to show up for you, it’s time to rethink your relationship with them.
It can be challenging to let go of people who have been a part of our lives for a long time, but it is sometimes necessary for our good. Being present for ourselves entails being honest about what we require and being willing to make difficult decisions to protect ourselves.
So, if you’re constantly making excuses for someone who never seems to show up for you, it’s time to stop showing up for them. It is unfair to you to put in the constant effort and not receive the same in return.
It is critical to surround ourselves with people who are encouraging and trustworthy. It’s OK to have people in our lives who aren’t always available to us, but it’s critical to have a core group of people on whom we can rely.
If you’re having trouble with this, speaking with a trusted friend or professional may be beneficial. They can offer a fresh perspective and assist you in navigating your emotions.
Finally, showing up for ourselves entails prioritising our own needs and well-being. Prioritising ourselves is not selfish; it is necessary for our growth and happiness. So, don’t be afraid to stop appearing for people who don’t appear for you. It’s OK to let go to make room for those who will be there for you when you need them.