You probably live in a place where people have nothing better to do than be involved in each other's lives and create drama by making really bad choices. One way to change this is simply to take advantage of an opportunity to get out of town and away from the bored people creating drama. It IS summer vacation coming up - now is a time to apply for jobs at summer camps, hotels at national parks, and cruise ships. Take a chance, go to an employment agency, and have them help you find a job that allows you travel away from where you live. I moved to hotel in a national park 200 miles away from my family and never looked back. My brother worked for a ski resort in winter and a summer lake resort in summer and stayed out of people's problems and enjoyed living in and learning about nature. I knew a guy who worked in the winter in Los Angeles and saved his money to travel to South America every summer (their winter) and legit stayed out of people's problems. When YOU take control of your life, your money your finances, and where you live, life is less drama. And we don't work too hard to create drama here in our rural house 40 miles from town. My life is peaceful now because I don't go out of my way to ruin it with stupid choices. Think twice, but, get out and make a physical change of scenery and things will change. Good luck.