Thank you for the article and advice. Honestly I’m not sure that I could hurt anymore than I am now in regards to a ‘friend’ that I just have to find a way to separate myself from. My true friends have been telling me for years to get away — that I’m being abused — that I’m being taken advantage of — that I’m being manipulated. All that you said in the article rings true. I’m kicking myself for not making the change sooner. It hurts. I’ve sent a couple of text messages and looked at his online posts. It’s like tearing off a band aid from a burn. Then I feel bad again. This is going to be a process. I’ve got to make it and will with the help of true friends. Really great article.