When You Shrink Your Circle of Friends
To a client who is working on his Life Patterns, building a better and more loving and accepting relationship with his Child Self, and learning to respect himself more…and is seeing changes in his relationships – such as being more aware of people who aren’t respecting him and beginning to back-off those relationships; as well as embracing more those who are respecting.
He's seeing his friend circle shrink and was concerned about it:
"I sense and see with you that you’re doing a lot of inner growth, and changing how you feel about you, see yourself, and talk to yourself. And with that, comes a new view of the people around you, including, in some cases, coming to the decision that a certain person or persons, is no longer deserving of so much time, effort, and attention from you. You’re observing and noticing how they have only connected to you as long as you gave and they receive, all the time. All of that is ok. At first, you see your own friend circle shrink; but those who remain in the circle are keepers and good ones. Also, with time, you build up a few more in the circle, as the new you, the one that accepts, loves, values, and respects you, actively filters out those who do and don’t respect you back." Join the Therapy Group | Support Relationship Masters