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The Business Case for Burning Bridges

Being a people pleaser isn’t going to do you any favors

Wooden matches in a row. The first three are on fire, which is spreading to the fourth.
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I confess: I’m a bridge-burner.

When I’m done — really done — with a friend, a lover, a co-worker, or an acquaintance, I hold no qualms about letting them know how I feel, cutting ties, and parting ways forever.

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Elizabeth Burnam

Elizabeth Burnam

Content marketing. Poetry. Philosophy. Mental health. Remote work. Culture. And a sprinkle of nonsense. (Okay, maybe more than a sprinkle.)

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