If you are in a relationship that seems to be suffocating you and you are no longer happy and want to come out of it, keep reading . . .
If you do a quick online search of “toxic people,” the overwhelming advice you’ll find is to cut these people out of your life. But that’s easier said than done, especially if these so-called “toxic” people are family, colleagues, or other people with whom we live or work closely.
We’ve all been around those people who can leave us feeling drained or a bit “off” after an encounter with them. Some people can leave us feeling agitated or annoyed or even just feeling really bad about ourselves. The most important thing you need to understand when dealing with someone like this is, is that their behavior toward you has nothing to do with you, and more often reflects what they are going through or have gone through personally. Identifying their harmful behavior is the first step to minimizing their impact. You might not be able to change what they do, but you can change what you do with it.