How to Deal With People Who Drain Your Energy, According to Psychotherapists

If someone in your life is always whining, never has a good thing to say and only seeks attention from you without ever giving anything back, it may be time to rethink the relationship. If you notice this person drains you emotionally, they’ll make for a more difficult partner. They are unhealthy and can harm you mentally/physically.

We found out what you can do when someone close to you is taking your energy or dragging you down. We hope these tips will help you.

8. Use the “grey rock” method.

People who drain your energy feed on your emotional reactions to them. If you want them to stop bothering you, don’t react emotionally, as if you’re a stone. Respond in short sentences with only the facts. You can also act disinterested and try to end the phone call quickly by saying you’re tired, bored, or feeling sick.