You don’t ever have to feel guilty about removing toxic people from your life. It doesn’t matter whether someone is a relative, romantic interest, employer, childhood friend or new acquaintance- You don’t have to make room for people who cause you pain or make you feel small. It’s one thing if a person owns up to their behavior and makes an effort to change. But if a person disregards your feelings,ignores your boundaries, and “continues” to treat you in a harmful way, they have to go.
Signs You’re Surrounded by a Toxic Person
~You’re emotionally affected by their drama
~You dread (or fear) being around them
~You’re exhausted or you feel angry while you’re with them or after your interaction
~You feel bad or ashamed about yourself
~You’re stuck in a cycle of trying to rescue, fix or care for them.
~The other person doesn’t respect the word “No” as a complete sentence
~When you’re with them, you feel like you’re “walking on eggshells”
~You ignore your own values
~You emotionally “check out”
~You feel like you’re being controlled, or you’re being overly controlling.