Rest assured, we all have one of those. Dr. Ben Michaelis, clinical psychologist and author of the book Your Next Big Thing: 10 Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy, offers advice.
“None of us wants to see friends and family as having a negative influence on our lives, but if they are holding us back from being truly happy and fulfilled, we need to take a hard look at the role they play,” he says. “Be honest with yourself and take a look at the relationships that may not be right for you, or which you may have outgrown. You can’t force or expect your friends and family to change, but you can make choices about who you choose to let into your life.”