I was talking with some people about energetic vampires, the people who leave you feeling exhausted after spending time with them, and how to protect yourself from them without hurting them. I think we have all known people like this in our lives, sometimes we feel free to disengage by ending the relationship, sometimes it is more difficult due to other situations and influences.
The best way to end the energy drain is to maintain strong personal boundaries. One of the easiest ways to do this is to make sure that any time something comes to you that is harmful, painful or simply not something that resonates with you, this includes allowing something to happen around you, you hold your boundaries. Do not belittle or berate. Simply, do not agree. Do not participate.
When we say yes to something we open up our own energy fields to it. This is a good thing. It is how we create/manifest our lives. Your yes is your affirmation to your life and your energy. Direct it mindfully. Use it well. It is powerful. When you do this energy vampires cannot remain in your space and no longer get what they need. This brings change to the situation.