When it comes to toxic behavior, both men and women are guilty of it.
When we don’t realize we are being manipulated we have no defense.
What does true love mean to you?
Family isn’t “everything” when one’s family are not good for/to them. For many, they are better off, happier, healthier, and safer, without these family members in their lives. For these people, their family will be chosen instead of blood-related. For a wide sweeping range of people, family may not be those to whom they were born.
This isn’t going to get better. No amount of love, effort or children are going to fix a relationship when one partner has so contemptuously checked out.
This is not a secret worth keeping, help is available.
Toxic relationships impact us.
You don’t want to fight so you isolate yourself completely from others.
Should you stay or should you go?
It almost never works out that way.
In a toxic relationship, the concept of rational thinking and constructive disagreements doesn’t exist.
It’s not just that the relationship is toxic, it’s that you’re trying to treat the relationship as though it’s healthy.
Fears that keep us locked, like prisoners, in the mess of toxic relationships can be broadly split into five categories.
Remind yourself that you, as much as any other person around you, deserve your own attention.
When we become addicted to something we lose ourselves, our identity, and we stop taking good care of ourselves because the addiction comes first.
How to align with your authentic self