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.
“They’re never the source of all the ‘drama’ in their life.”
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.
Friendships should enhance your life – not drain it.
Look at their actions and the consistency of their actions and not just focus on what they say or how they say it.
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.
Taking a step away from a toxic person is self protection. We can love this person from a distance while taking our power back.
They know exactly what to say to make you come back. They know where your weak spot is and will hit you there as many times as they need to, and use it to win you over.
Toxic people often do not know they are toxic. They are emotional vampires, sucking the life out of you. And you make excuses for them. You find parts of yourself to blame or situational aspects.