Saying goodbye is hard to do but necessary. Core relationships fill us with joy but also take time so there is less time for more peripheral ones. The same way we spring clean our lives, it is necessary to reflect on what relationships are core and which ones are peripheral in our lives and balance the time and energy we devote to them. It is a personal decision whether to have a few core relationships that consume a lot of time or a lot of peripheral relationships that consume less time. Without clearing some of the old relationships it is not possible to make space for the new ones. This can be a painful conscious process or one were people simply drift apart. When was the last time you ‘cleansed’ your relationships?