I have recently had some toxic people remove themselves from my life. This has been more liberating than I could have imagined. Sometimes the very people that you think you need in your life are the very ones that destroy your chances for happiness. It is life changing to realize how little I need them in my life. I was programmed to believe that I was important. The fact is, I was a pawn, a means to an end if you will. I only wish I had walked away years ago. I am sure my life would have been so very different. This even more than Arthur’s death has changed me profoundly!