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When is it time to end a toxic friendship or relationship with a family member?

Updated: Aug 25, 2022

When is it time to end a toxic friendship or relationship with a family member?

1. Toxic friendships and relationships can be draining and destructive

2. There are signs that can indicate when it's time to end a toxic friendship or relationship

3. If you're feeling drained, stressed, or angry after being around someone, it might be time to end the relationship

4. If the person is manipulative or constantly puts you down, it's probably time to move on

5. If you feel like you're not good enough around this person, it's definitely time to end the relationship

6. Remember that you deserve to be happy and surrounded by positive people in your life


1. Toxic friendships and relationships can be draining and destructive

Like any other addiction, these relationships can be hard to break.

We all know the feeling of being drained and destructive after a bad day at work or when your partner chews you out for no reason. Toxic friendships are similar in many ways--they'll wear on us with their negative conversation until we feel like quitting altogether!

You might think these relationships only happen between people who don't seem to have any friends left. Still, there's the truth behind every punchline because sometimes our family members behave similarly bad toward each other, making life hard physically and mentally to get through managing complex relationships.


2. There are a few key signs to watch out for that may indicate you're in a toxic friendship or relationship:

-You don't feel good about yourself around this person. In fact, you often feel worse about yourself.

-This person constantly puts you down, makes fun of you, or makes you feel inadequate.

-You have to walk on eggshells around this person. You never know what will set them off, and you're constantly worried about saying or doing something wrong.

-This person is always taking from you but never giving anything back. They may be emotionally or financially manipulative.

-This person is always Drama. There's always some crisis in their life, and they always seem to involve you somehow.

-You don't feel good around this person. You can't quite put your finger on it, but something about them makes you feel uneasy.


If you're in a toxic friendship or relationship, you must realize that you don't have to stay in it. There is no shame in ending something that isn't good for you. It's probably the best thing you can do for yourself.





So how do you go about ending a toxic friendship or relationship?


-Talk to the person. If you're in a close relationship with this person, you must try to talk to them about your concerns. It's possible they're unaware of how their behavior affects you. If they're willing to listen and make changes, it's worth trying to work things out.


-Set boundaries. If the person is unwilling or unable to change their behavior, then you need to set some clear boundaries. This may mean limiting your contact, time with them or ending the relationship altogether.


-Seek professional help. If you're finding it difficult to break free from a toxic friendship or relationship, it may be helpful to seek professional help. A therapist can assist you in dealing with the emotional fallout of the situation and help you to develop a plan for moving forward.


3. If you're feeling drained, stressed, or angry after being around someone, it might be time to end the relationship

They say that the best things in life are free, but you'll find yourself happier with less drama. So if someone's constantly putting down your every move or manipulating how they're treating you, then it might be time for some tough love! You deserve happiness, and positive company, so don't let this person take away what makes YOU thrive - leave them behind before everything gets worse...




4. If the person is manipulative or constantly puts you down, it's probably time to move on,

People who are manipulators or constantly put others down can make your life a living hell. If you're feeling worn out, stressed, and angry after being around them, it might be time to end the relationship! Remember that they deserve unhappy people in their lives just as much as anyone else does, so don't let yourself become eaten up by this person's negative traits- find someone kinder instead

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5. If you feel like you're not good enough around this person, it's definitely time to end the relationship.

The key to ending a toxic relationship with someone who doesn't respect you or appreciates your worthiness is changing how we feel about ourselves. Although it might be difficult, the best way for us starts this process of self-love and acceptance would be to start small - maybe just one step at a time!


6. Remember that you deserve to be happy and surrounded by positive people in your life

You deserve a life with happy and positive people in it. It doesn't matter who you are or your circumstances; if this sounds like something for which there is no room, then I challenge us all - each one of us to change our perspective on these things because happiness does exist!



Christian Frazier

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Life Coach







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