People who drain the life out of you with constant negativity, complaints, gossip, selfishness, or extreme dependency are destructive. People can be toxic in diverse ways, but nevertheless, of what kind of toxicity they bring to a relationship, they just must go. One toxic individual in my life was manipulative of my time and assets, and another continuously talked about himself and how hard things continued to happen to him endlessly. For my sake and the sake of my family, I had to tell them both I didn’t want to hear from them again.

Got Harmony?

You can do better!

Park yourself and think about the relationships in your life. Reflect on how you react to those relationships. Do you find yourself screening phone calls because of one or two people? Are you dodging activities you used to relish because a particular person makes them miserable? These are visible signs that you’re in a toxic relationship.

Toxicity is the point to which an element can damage an organism. If someone is causing damage to your life, then he’s toxic and should be dealt with accordingly. People who pull the life out of you with bad attitudes, constant complaining, chatter, selfishness, or punishing dependency are damaging you in a way that can cause despair and angst.

Because toxic individuals are drawn to those who are compassionate and believing by nature, it can be difficult for that kind of person to do what it takes to free themselves. At first, you might feel as if you’re punitive or nasty, but recognize that it’s Ok to guard yourself and your stability. If you value your physical, emotional, spiritual, and interpersonal health, you’ll do what it takes to get rid of toxic relationships.

It’s imperative to reminisce that when you remove toxic people from your life, you’ll go through a modification period during which you might question your choice or rationalize the conduct of the toxic person. Be robust and remember that you are doing this for your good — and for the virtuous of your family. Pessimism will eventually manifest itself physically and sensitively, causing a ripple effect that will influence both you and your loved ones.