The answer won’t always be to break up with your friend. Through exploring yourself you may learn how often and for how long you can tolerate this friend, and in what context.
Most toxic people leave behind a trail of drama because negativity fuels their identity. It’s an exhausting way to live. And if you hang around long enough, they will draw you in.
I am the truth, your karma, the revolt — I am the resistance, the pieces you tried to keep shattered, coming back together again.
Survivors have to regain the certainty that the reason they experienced such a pathological reaction was because they were so powerful in the first place.
Look for these warning signs and spare yourself the suffering—if the guy you’re falling in love with exhibits many of these traits, you should run, not walk, away from him.
Gaslighting is perhaps one of the most insidious manipulative tactics out there because it works to distort and erode your sense of reality; it eats away at your ability to trust yourself and inevitably disables you from feeling justified in calling out abuse and mistreatment.
It is important in life to be able to deal with different kinds of people, but you shouldn’t associate with people who bring you down and negatively affect your life.
Starting life over without you and our toxic relationship, taught me that I can actually manage to survive by myself.
Toxic behaviour is often difficult to see, and it is even more difficult when the toxic people are your own parents.
Though we have miles to go in terms of growing up learning what it means to take care of our bodies, we’re even farther behind on how to take care of our minds.