While I’d love life to be filled with those who love us without ever disappointing us or hurting our feelings, that’s just not the case. Even our fierest allies will mess up and cause us pain in some way. Some people choose to cut themselves off to insulate against any possible pain and disappointment, while others realize that in order to “make it” and live full lives, you’ve got to have somebody in your corner. So how do you decide who should go and who’s worth keeping around?
Ask yourself this: Do they have your best intentions in mind? Do they respect you? Do you feel supported? Do you feel loved? Can you call them at 2 a.m. with no hesitation? Will they listen?
Answering these questions will help you distinguish who–as Marley said–is worth suffering for.