I can live without people who suck the life out of you because of their questionable decisions and they use you as a sounding board to the chaos and drama in their lives. I can’t with these people. I am determined to wake up every day and choose happy. And folks who thrive on drama and keep doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome are draining. While you are sitting at home worrying about them they have unloaded their baggage and are living like they never called you with their drama.
I have a friend who is like this and a few years ago I pulled back. I purposely only check on her irregularly and let her live her life. If she likes it, I love it. There is no anger on my part, just indifference and although I want to best for her, she has to want it for herself. Stepping back allows me to live my life choosing happy and it works for me.