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Toxic Relationships

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Are we too quick to throw away difficult relationships?

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Not long ago, I had a small confrontation with a friend. Or at least, it started small: I was annoyed that she kept canceling plans, and I’d finally reached a breaking point. When I told her it bothered me, she rattled off some things I did that bothered her, too. Quickly, the exchange morphed from me getting something off my chest to me getting into a fight.

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