People can be cruel to each other for mysterious reasons. Please keep in mind that just because someone is being rude to you doesn’t mean you’ve done something wrong.
Don’t get me wrong, we all make mistakes, but if someone treats you poorly for no reason, they don’t deserve to be in your life and aren’t looking out for your best interests. As difficult as it might be to accept, some people are just cruel, and there is nothing you can do about it. Though you may want to make it right or assist them in resolving their problems, you cannot help everybody.
I understand that breaking contact with someone who is already suffering, whether or not they are able to open up, is difficult for all of us, but if this individual is dragging you down and causing you pain, there is no reason for you to suffer any longer. You are also important, and you must consider your own well-being. You’re not insane, and you really should not be walking around on eggshells because somebody else feels it’s okay to consistently put you down because they can’t deal with what they’re going through or feeling on the inside. That isn’t fair to any of the individuals present.
Love itself is not toxic and shouldn’t be made out to be, and toxic romantic relationships, whether romantic or platonic, should never be made out to be anything they aren’t. Do not allow anyone to take advantage of you.
You are way more strong than you believe, and you deserve to be surrounded by people who will provide you with the same help and encouragement that you provide to others. If someone is just manipulating you, you must do what is best for you and get away from them as soon as possible. They won’t adjust just because you want them to. They can only make the adjustments when they themselves determine they want to and are ready for it; you can not and should not attempt to force them to.
If you want to be happy and surrounded by people who truly respect you then you must respect yourself and set appropriate boundaries going forward. This universe is full of people who will go to great lengths to enter your circle just to cause you harm, and that is a sad reality we must all accept.