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Toxic People Don’t Deserve To Be A Part Of Your Life, Even If They Are Family

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There is too much toxicity in this world. Too much cruelty and fakeness around us. So to know that there’s only one place in this world where you feel completely safe and calm is a true blessing. At least in today’s world. Having a family that loves you for who you are and friends that cannot imagine their lives without you is rare… It’s the greatest gift that one can receive in life.

That’s exactly why when these people, these individuals who share the same blood with you start to negatively affect your life and poison your life, it gets really hard to come to terms with reality. And as a result, it gets even harder to let go of them.

“They are my family”, you think. “How could I ever leave them?”

And you are right. But there’s one question that you must ask yourself.

How far would you let your family go until you finally decide to break it off for good?

Would you let them blame you for everything and get away with it as long as they live and breathe?

Would you let them criticize you and rob you of your dreams?

Would you let them destroy your life?

The truth is, being related by blood is not an excuse to treat someone like trash. More importantly, being related by blood is not a reason for you to feel bad about cutting those people off your life. Both friends and family can be just as poisonous as strangers. And you might not believe this, but in some cases, they can be even worse.

Which leads to this… Just because they’ve been in your life so long doesn’t mean that they get to get away with everything they do to you. The fact that they are your sibling, parent, or friend does not give them the right to drag you down and destroy everything you hold dear.

It is perfectly okay to cut toxic family members. It’s not selfish, it’s not rude and it’s definitely not wrong.  It is called self-care. Forget what people are saying and please, don’t let their disapproving comments get to you. You are the only creator of your life. The only person your happiness depends on. And you, my darling, deserve to live a life that would make you proud. You deserve respect, tranquility, peace, support, understanding, and love. You deserve to know that there will always be people out there that care for you. You deserve to know that there will always be people out there that you can count on.

So, give yourself that. At the end of the day, you are the only person who really knows what’s best for you. And no one could ever do anything to interfere with that. You just need to listen to what your heart says and keep walking the path that you’ve chosen.

Stephanie Reeds