It took me a long time to really comprehend this. Unfortunately, miserable people want everyone else to be miserable too. They’ll do everything they can to deflate you, undermine you, and sabotage you. You need to do everything you can to minimize your contact with them, even if they are loved ones. You can’t change them and you have to protect your well-being. Just remember, when you start feeling dragged down, this is their issue, not yours.
~ Linda-Ann Stewart