“Don’t let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out.”
– Robert Tew
Toxic people are everywhere and it is highly likely that you have some of them lurking around you without even knowing it.
Sometimes they turn out to be the people we least expect and keeping this in mind will prepare you for potential heartache disappointment.
And while maybe you wouldn’t want to be accusing anyone of such a thing, especially a friend or a family member, you might be left with no choice eventually. They can sometimes be as toxic as people you don’t know or colleagues you’re not getting along with. Just because you’re related or you’ve known them for a long time doesn’t mean they can’t cause you harm. Even the ones we hold most dear can sometimes turn out the be the worst poison for us, as difficult as it may be to accept.
Sometimes poisonous people wear a convincing mask, and while they come across as friends, they are our worst enemies.
Overall, you should want to do everything possible to remove such people from your surroundings. They don’t have your best interests at heart and if you’re not careful you can find yourself dragged down into a ditch by them.
You shouldn’t feel guilty about weeding these people out of your life because they do you nothing but harm regardless of how close you think you’ve been with them.
Sometimes your own blood can turn out to be a backstabbing traitor and leaving them behind is the best thing you can do, unless they’re truly willing to change. And while cutting ties with people who are close to you may seem like an impossible task, if they are toxic, you have no other choice.
You should never allow people who gaslight you, manipulate you, blame you for things you have no fault in, to control you. The best thing you can do for yourself is to leave them behind, no matter how much it may hurt at first.
And just because you’re related, or you’re ‘best friends’ does not mean that you owe them anything.
You should receive back the goodness you’re given to them, and if they have nothing but poison to give you why should you waste your life on them? Those who truly care about you will never treat you this way, and you should always keep that in mind.
Just because it might seem incredibly difficult and energy-draining doesn’t mean that it isn’t something that must be done. Put your mental and physical health first and always do what is best for you. If you think about it, you are actually the only person who you can be 100% sure is by your side no matter what goes down in your life, so don’t abandon yourself in the face of toxic people.
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