Toxic Relationships
Toxic Relationships
Toxic relationships suck! Whether it is a parent, other family member or a so-called friend, toxic relationships should be mended or removed from your life.

All of the stress caused by a toxic relationship damages your body physically and it drains you emotionally.

The person or people involved in your toxic relationship are not necessarily bad people, they are just bad for you!

If the relationship involves a family member you may choose to repair the situation and only write that person out of your life only as a last resort, but remember you are under no obligation to do so.

Your toxic relationship may involve a spouse, neighbor, member of a mutual social club, a boss or a so-called friend. These relationships may be easier to break off completely by changing jobs, getting a divorce or by avoiding the person altogether.

Longterm relationships entail disagreements and they are worth the extra effort to work things out rather than ending them. This is how mature relationships develop and grow, but when a relationship begins to damage to your self-esteem it is time to take action.

Asking yourself the following questions may help you determine if you are in a toxic relationship or simply having a conflict.

    Does the relationship include physical or verbal abuse?
    Do you feel you are constantly being criticized?
    Are you tired all of the time?
    Does the thought of the person make you angry?
    Are you living in fear?
    Are rude comments constantly being made about people within your circle of friends?
    Is someone trying to occupy 100% of your time?
    Does your opinion count or is it quickly discarded time after time?
    Are your conversations always about the other person, never you?
    Are you constantly stressed-out?
    Does the person always make you feel guilty?
    Do you feel purposely excluded from social or family gatherings?

Any of the above questions may indicate that you are in a toxic relationship. If you think you are, it is up to you to decide to do something about it!