The One Question You Should Be Asking About All Your Relationships

"Remember that friends are optional."

Amy Newmark, author, editor-in-chief, and publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, has read thousands of inspiring stories from people with different life experiences. But there's one story from a breast cancer survivor that stands out to her when it comes to examining the relationships in your life. 

In the video above, Newmark uses this story to present one question you should be asking about all your relationships. She also explains how to recognize toxic people in your life and what to do about it. 

"Remember that friends are optional. They're not assigned at birth. They're not like relatives," Newmark says. "You do get to pick and choose."

To hear more from Newmark, you can check out other interviews with her here

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