Recently I was having a conversation with a good mate who made it sound like I was really talking to myself. His story has elements of truth in it for all of us in that it he spoke honestly of people in his life who just seemed to take and not give.
He knew that I had recent experiences of such people and the fact that they tend to think that you will always be there for them, to help them out and support them when the chips are down, but they never manage to help or support you in return. This could be in live or running.
It shouldn't make a difference if those people are friends or loved ones, if they claim to care and class themselves as close to you, then they should need no encouragement or prompting to get in touch and say hello or support you.
I've learnt the hard way over the past few years that this behaviour is not acceptable and that those people just riding on the backs of others are not welcome and should be cut lose.
Sure it will hurt, particularly if you love them, but the quicker the pain is inflicted, the quicker the pain is over.
Dig deep, rid yourself of negative energy suckers and move forward.
Running together - sans energy suckers. Stride for stride on a life changing ride!