Toxic Relationships…

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Whether it be romantic, friendly, or even work based relationships… we have all been in a situation where someone in our lives is dragging us down, and bringing along a dark cloud of negativity with them. If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed by a toxic person, then this blog is definitely for you!

There are a few options that can help you reconcile with this person, or just leave the relationship completely.

The first thing you might consider doing is having an open conversation with the toxic person in your life. Good communication is key, and there is a chance they don’t even realize what they are doing. Write down what you want to say beforehand, and make sure you have solid examples. Be direct and honest.

The next thing you can do is give yourself some space. Being alone is healthy and it can give you time to think about what you need in order to feel peace again. Try not to communicate with this person while you are giving yourself space, that would defeat the purpose of your alone time.

Another tip is to fight the urge to argue. This person already has enough issues, especially if they are bringing you down. Do not stoop to their level or feed the fire. It is best to walk away from confrontational situations. Perhaps the toxic person will stop being argumentative once they realize they have no one argue with.

My final piece of advice is to let go of the relationship and pray about it. You are only 50% of a relationship. Understand that you deserve more. Your mental, physical, and emotional health are at stake and sometimes you need to put yourself first. You are not selfish for wanting more.

Always be kind, but know when enough is enough.

“There is no virtue in tolerating toxic behavior.” -Dr. Phil 

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