So… you do your best to have healthy relationships but some people just aren’t on the same page as you are. How do you handle the toxic folk who just don’t know how to do relationships right?
- They are Wrong. It’s easy, when with someone who is toxic, to begin to doubt yourself and over time see what you do as wrong. Read this repeatedly if you need to: YOU ARE RIGHT.
- Give the Toxic the Benefit of Doubt. This will definitely be hard when someone often has a hidden agenda or is ready to pounce at every move; but still, with each interaction, give them the benefit. This will give you peace of mind and give them a chance to change if they ever want it.
- A Person Can Be Helped Only if They Want It. You can only lead a horse to water, you can’t make it drink. If your toxic spouse, friend, parent, sibling doesn’t want to change, face it… they won’t.
- Keep Your Distance. Toxicity spreads. You will begin to think and act like those around you. So, keep your distance as much as possible. Emotionally and physically, if possible. Read More