Some years ago I went to a seminar about relationships. The speaker’s mantra was, “Avoid the drains.”
By “drains” he meant a certain type of negative person in your life. A “drain” is a person who, like a drain, sucks you into a downward spiral. A drain sucks you dry. A drain leaves you empty. A drain drains you. They drain your emotions, drain your peace, drain your spiritual life, drain your mental life, drain your time, drain your money. They are drains.
The interesting thing is that there are different kinds of drains. One kind is the whiner drain. This person