In my programs, I talk about the importance of spending more time with the people who love, support and encourage you and less time with those who bring you down. Deciding to end a toxic relationship is never easy, and it can also be the best thing you can do to take care of YOU.
After a fourth unprovoked blistering by a family member, I had to make one of the most difficult decisions of my life – to cut ties with this person. Realizing that all of the prayer, affirmation, love and support that I was extending was not going to change them, I knew I needed to take my own advice and remove myself from the relationship.
Although I left the door open for a future relationship, it will only be on positive, loving and supportive terms. I’m not sure what’s going to happen, and I also know that the right and perfect outcome will happen. By accepting this person’s bad behavior, I knew I was giving them permission to continue it. (Note: Happy Ending! This person called and our relationship is now healed.)
Do you have a poisonous person in your life? If so, it may be time to let it go – even if it’s just for the time being. It doesn’t have to be forever.