Are you in a toxic relationship? Do you want to end it, but not sure how?
Toxic relationship can cause harm to you, physically and emotionally.
Dating is the time when most people put their best foot forward. So if you are seeing the warning signs of a toxic relationship, it’s to end it. Heal. And move on with your life.
Here are some steps to help you recognize and end a toxic relationship:
Recognize there is a problem. It’s easy to overlook the things he does because you’re attracted to him. But if you’re not having your needs met. Not receiving the care and respect that you deserve. Take off the rose-colored glasses and see the situation for what it is. You need to admit that a problem exists before you can solve it.
Does he criticize, complain, drain, shame or blame you for everything that happens in his life. That’s only a few of the warning signs of a toxic relationship. If you see the signs now things are not going to get any better.
Assess the Situation: You need to decide if the positives of your relationship, outweigh the negative. You need to see the true emotional cost of staying in this relationship. If you can’t do that, it’ll be hard to prove to yourself the reason you want to end your relationship.
Talk to him. Be as neutral as you can. Don’t get angry. Don’t cry.Tell him what’s bothering you about his behavior and how it makes you feel. You can ask him to change the behavior if you want to give the relationship a chance. If not, make a clean break.
Separation: Get away. You need to heal. Even a few days in a toxic relationship can cause damage. Find your happiness again. Rebuild your self-esteem. Take time to assess what’s important to you. Build a support network of friends and family. And look at why you accepted this toxic man into your life.
Rules and Limits:
Set clear rules and limits. Set a standard of behavior for yourself and any man you allow into your life. Make a commitment to rebuild your life and end your other toxic relationships. If that means getting professional help or joining a support group, do it. Do whatever you need to make sure that all of your future relationships are healthy.
Zero-Tolerance: In time your rules and limits will become part of your life. Your boundaries will be tested. Have a zero-tolerance policy for toxic people. Never tolerate situations where your self-esteem and self-worth are trudged upon by anyone. Always be on the lookout for these negative people and be ready to remove them from your life as soon as you can.
Following these steps will allow you to end your toxic relationship. Regain your life.
And be ready for making healthy relationship choices.
Psychologist Dr. Lillian Glass, author of “Toxic People,” says you are in a toxic relationship if you feel dragged down, angry, worn out, deflated, belittled or confused when interacting with a person. A healthy relationship, conversely, makes you feel energized, powerful and good about yourself.
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