How to get out of a toxic relationship.
Do you feel like you’re in a toxic relationship you want to get out of? Toxic people have a way of getting to you and this has happened to me before.
It’s not something you should lightly brush under the rug and ignore because the problem could worsen. Also, I am not claiming to be a mental health expert, I am speaking from my own personal experience and I just wanted to share what has helped me in my life.
Being in a toxic relationship is not healthy or good for anybody and it’s best to get out of that toxic relationship as soon as possible. Life is too short to suffer through toxic relationships.
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Don’t let toxic people hold you back.
Continuing on, the helpful key to overcoming these toxic relationships is to not let them get to you. Not letting toxic and negative people get to you mentally and spiritually in your life is vital to protecting your happiness and mental health.
I am a huge self care advocate and I cannot stress how important your mental health is for your well being. I have written down how to get out of a toxic relationship in hopes this can help you as it has helped me in my life.
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Signs you are in a toxic relationship.
- It begins to feel like that person has a hold on your life and it’s beginning to affect your days.
- This person is speaking negatively towards you and your life and making you feel badly about yourself.
- You feel like you are being put down constantly and not receiving any love and support.
- It’s hard to be yourself around this person and you feel as though when you’re with them you cannot reach your full potential.
Once again, I’m not claiming to be a mental health expert, but I do believe signs that you’re in a toxic relationship have to do with how a person treats you.
If you feel anxiety around this particular person and you just want out of this toxic relationship, know that’s okay for you to feel this way.
What causes a toxic relationship?
So many factors can influence your relationship with another person. Honestly, too many to count. Not having good communication can most certainly cause trouble in your relationship.
Why? Because you’re not communicating how you feel to the other person. Communication is key to a healthy and happy relationship.
However, it’s one thing to communicate and another if that person isn’t even trying to listen. That can quickly turn into a toxic relationship because it is one sided and not benefiting you at all.
Sometimes, you’re not even to blame. This person could just be in general toxic. And that’s not good either.
No matter the reason for the cause of this toxic relationship, it’s okay to call it quits. You don’t need to be in a negative relationship for a long period of time. It’s just not necessary.
What does it mean to be in a toxic relationship?
If you feel like you aren’t being heard, that can potentially turn into another issue causing you to be in a toxic relationship.
It’s so important to have a good and healthy level of respect and commitment and treat the person you’re with, with kindness and respect. That goes for everybody, too!
Having a healthy marriage or relationship is hard too, but not impossible and you can check out some of my posts if you need help with that too. There’s nothing wrong about needing help at one point or another.
I have needed it too in my marriage! Nobody is perfect and shouldn’t feel like it’s wrong to not be perfect. You’re only human.
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It IS possible to get out of a toxic relationship.
So not letting toxic people get to you is easier said than done, am I right?
How is one supposed to get out of a toxic relationship, then?
It’s so hard and difficult, yet not impossible. Erase the word “impossible” from your vocabulary and replace it with, “it IS possible.”
Because believe it or not, the power of positive thinking and speaking affirmations aloud daily is the best for your mental health.
Once you decide you’d rather think positively about yourself and your life rather than negatively the results are honestly amazing and can be life changing. Let’s continue on to how to get out of a toxic relationship.
How to get out of a toxic relationship.
- The first step to get out of a toxic relationship is to quit listening to their toxic negative words and actions. Don’t let them win or damage your life in any way possible.
No matter what, when you allow them to affect your day that lets them win. And who wants that? Clearly, not you.
As much as this toxic person means to you and no matter how much you may love them, sometimes putting ourselves first is the right thing to do.
Toxic relationships can begin to take a toll on you, sometimes even physically. They can start to affect the other valuable people in your life.
In order to maintain your priorities straight, you need to get your mind set right. Beginning to value yourself and the other important people in your life is so good for you.
You deserve this happiness of a clear and healthy mind, without all the negative thoughts and actions from others that are trying to drag you down.
Minimize contact with toxic people.
- Minimize contact with them.
This is so important to the healing process from all of this toxicity. Minimizing contact with the toxic people in your life can be very difficult, I’m not going to sugarcoat it.
Let’s be truthful here, some toxic people are family members we can’t just quit talking to overnight. But, if that relationship isn’t benefiting you and causing you anxiety, minimizing contact is the best thing you can do for yourself and for your loved ones.
- A way to try to keep this toxic person out of your life is to block their phone number, reject invitations to hang out and socialize with them, and erase them from your social media pages.
The saying “out of sight, out of mind” isn’t all that incorrect. Once you don’t see this toxic person so much, it’s easier to move forward with your day.
Praying helps overcome toxic relationships.
- Clear your mind and begin to pray.
God is right there waiting to help you in your time of need. He loves you faithfully and wants to help heal your heart from this damaging relationship.
You may just need to read this to remind yourself that praying to God is so fulfilling and heartening to do for your peace of mind and soul. I would advise to pick a quiet time and minimize distractions to pray.
- Journaling to God has helped me so much during the most difficult and trying times I have faced and even with the times I have to keep facing.
Not only does this relax and calm down my anxiety, but it feels good to get your feelings out and know that God cares for you and loves you infinitely and will protect you no matter what.
Needing a Bible is essential for prayer journaling and maintaining your close relationship with God, and you can purchase yours here in the following link: Bible.
I highly recommend to purchase a Bible and start memorizing your favorite scriptures for those difficult times.
I hope these tips have helped you in your search to getting rid of toxic people in your life and overcome this relationship.
Many prayers and best wishes. Until next time,