This comment was by Derek in reference to the post – How You’ll Know if Your Relationship is Toxic
This article assumes that people have a simple choice to make: Either you stay in a toxic relationship (thereby making yourself small and weak as a result) or you leave (making you your own hero, yay you).
I think that model is just too simple. Real life is usually messier. For example, if one person in a relationship is mentally ill then they may be toxic as a result, but that’s not their fault – it’s a symptom of their illness. Heck, what if one person has cancer and needs constant care? What is the healthy person in the relationship supposed to do, just cut the sick person loose and take off, because you have to look out for number one? What if you have kids, too?
It’s easy to say that you should just walk away from a toxic or painful relationship, but I think that’s overly simplistic. Life is rarely that straightforward.
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