However, not all relationships are the same, and positively, all connections must be dealt with differently.
Relationships can be classified into two based on the effects they have on an individual’s life; one type of connection is called the toxic relationship while the other kind of relationship is called the non-toxic varieties.
We all know that toxic relationships are the relationships that cause pain, either psychological or physical and in most cases they should be avoided but here is a different way to deal with a toxic relationship if it is unmanageable.
Check out the following list we made that will help you end your suffering and help you find peace.
COME TO TERMS WITH THE SITUATION
They may be close to you, they certainly mean a lot to you but they always leave you worse than they met you, they always leave you feeling drained, strained and depressed and you have resigned to fate to your detriment.
You have to come to terms with those individuals, and you have to call it what it is, theIR relationship is toxic to your existence. Until you term it so, you can never go ahead.
DON’T TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR ACTIONS
Most times, because the ‘toxic’ person is close to us, maybe even married to us and in love with us, or fathered us or even mothered us. We can make the mistake of feeling that we are responsible for their action.
“I made him shout at me,” “I made her lift her hands at me.” While this may be the case in some instances, it is not always the case, and you do not have to claim responsibility, therefore, do not take responsibility for their actions.
KILL FEAR AND SAY THE TRUTH
Sometimes we tell lies to ourselves and to the individuals who can help and rescue us from toxic relationships just because we are scared that they will grow ballistic on us and drag us to the nadir we all want to avoid.
Stop it! Kill that fear and tell the truth to yourself and the toxic person or the intermediary- it is a lifesaver.
DON’T GIVE THE PERSON THE SAME MEASURE
It is logical to react when you stay around a toxic person for a long time, and it is almost automatic to shout back at the person or raise your hands if the individual is violent, this reaction is known as giving the person the same measure the person has been providing you.
However, this is not the best thing to do, how about responding, take your time to cool off, take your time to process the situation before you answer –it works.
SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP
Finally, if you cannot avoid the toxic individual, you should seek professional help in the form of counseling and watch if that is effective enough to bring about a change in the individual.