1. If you put someone on a pedestal, you give them no choice but to look down on you.
2. Some friendships age like wine, and some others age like milk.
If someone makes you feel tired and unpleasant more than happy, it’s time to let them go.
3. Pick your battles.
Many battles aren’t worth fighting: with your wife, who’s otherwise great, with your boss, who knows something is stupid but has to do what he’s told, with a cranky toddler who only wants to wear purple today.
Conversely, don’t be a doormat. Some battles are worth fighting. Some battles are worth fighting even if you think you’ll lose.
Try to find your own principles, and let them guide your judgement.