I have heard it said, that we need to stay away from “TOXIC” people. I have found it to be true. Even though we try to convince ourselves that we are above it and that we can be around them and not be brought down by them, or that we can help them, it has never worked for me. I have to remove myself from them. We call it “tough love”. Thank God, I had my recovery that made me strong enough to “let go and let God.