Dear Ven. Sunyo,

I see over and over, magazine and internet articles cautioning us to stay away from people with certain personality types in order to make our own lives better. There is the saying reported to have been made by the Buddha where he says that it is better to go on alone than to keep company with a fool. My problem specifically lies in that I have a friend who very much fits into the category of a victim personality type. I do find it very taxing and tiring to spend too much time with this person but is it wrong to let go of a friend because of this or am I doing myself a big favor? I've been thinking for years about ending this friendship for this reason but I can't decide what to do. Thank you for your time. Be well.