Getting Rid of Toxic People

Getting Rid of Toxic People

Toxic people have negative impacts on our lives, they can cause us unnecessary stress, maybe without even realising that they’re doing so. The bottom line is, with a toxic person in your life, it can really take a toll on your mental health which isn’t good for anybody. Sometimes you don’t even realise how toxic these people may be until you they are no longer a part of your life anymore.

What is a toxic person? A toxic person can be the type of person that puts you down for no reason, doesn’t have respect for you or someone who makes you feel bad for something that’s not your fault. Not all toxic people are necessarily bad people as they could very well have good intentions, but they aren’t the right people for us.

Getting rid of these toxic people is important if you can do so, that is. It doesn’t matter whether this toxic person is a family member whose related through blood or a friend, a toxic person is still a toxic person no matter what the relation is to you. No toxic person is good for you, your mental health and your general wellbeing. Nobody deserves to be treated with disrespect and talked down to for no apparent reason whatsoever. It doesn’t matter if somebody is family or not, they have no right to make you feel like crap. If you feel like you need to get rid of this person from your life because it’s the best thing for yourself, then go ahead if it’s possible for you.

I recently had to get rid of a toxic person in my life who so happened to be a family member of mine because I wasn’t putting up with the way that they treated me, which is what initially inspired me to write this post. It wasn’t the easiest thing to do, I must admit, and I did cry. I’m not the kind of person to cut people from my life easily either, you really have to tip me over the edge before I’ve had enough. I like to give people chances to change, but sooner or later you get fed up of taking someone’s unnecessary crap that’s it’s better to cut them out of your life, no matter how difficult it may be. Now that I’ve cut said toxic family member from my life I feel like a weight has been lifted from shoulders – I can 100% say that I feel happier now.

When you cut a toxic person from your life it can be easy to feel guilty for it, but at the end of the day, it’s your life and your wellbeing that’s at risk. If you believe that it’s the right thing to do, then that’s completely your decision and no one else’s. At the end of the day, it’s your life and you need to do what’s best for yourself, regardless of what other people think. Screw what other people think of your decision, they aren’t in your shoes.

Have you ever had to get rid of a toxic person before? How did you feel?

Ashleigh

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12 thoughts on “Getting Rid of Toxic People

  1. I did, I guess shes not going to read this. I had a best friend most of my life and every time we had an argument she would tell everyone things I’d told her in confidence. She bullied me and every time I had another friend she never liked them. My mother says that she was always jealous of me but I never understood why because she was spoilt. I stopped being friends with her when I was around 16 and left school. It was natural, she would wander off and leave me and then when she came back and seen me surrounded by a group of friends she’d go around hugging them all and being overly friendly. I was always shy and never able to do this! We started a job together when I was 15 and I had so much anxiety I struggled. On the way home all she’d do was criticise me and complain about me so I left. My best friend and she never supported me. Maybe that’s the real reason why I take so long to trust people and tell people things. Wow, that’s a revelation 🙂 I don’t know how to take her now but I’m friendly and try not to get too involved. I should never have been her friend for so long.

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  2. In my sophomore year of high school, I got rid of 2 long, toxic friends. It wasn’t easy because I’ve been friends with them since the 6th grade. But I always felt a disconnect from the both of them and I felt like everything was always about them 2 only and never including me, but we were suppose to be the “three musketeers”. After I cut them off, I felt so free and light weighted lol. I no longer had that stress and worry going on in my head anymore. Then my senior year of high school I cut off a best friend/ex-girlfriend. I never realized how extremely toxic she was, especially when she was my girlfriend. But she would always leave me out of things, break promises and not care, and just do “fake” best friend things. Cutting her off had to be the toughest because I thought she loved me and was genuine. But I guess not. Anyway, I did a similar post about Toxic people, it was an answer to a daily prompt. https://nonchalantdiva.wordpress.com/2018/04/01/toxic/

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  3. Toxic people are so dangerous for your mental and physical health and you’re right to cut them out of your life for the best. I’ve had to do this with family members too. It’s hard and it hurts but further down the line you realise it’s the best thing for you 😊

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  4. Loved reading this. Getting rid of toxic people is so important because they can completely drain you. I’m glad you put yourself first and got rid of that toxic person regardless of how hard it was for you.

    Cheyenne//www.notsofaux.com

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  5. This is such an important post! I completely agree that some people can affect you negatively even when they are family members! Luckily I haven’t had to cut anyone off yet, I know it must have been hard for you but at least you’re better off now!!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

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  6. It’s a difficult thing to carry out but once it is done you feel so refreshed! Allowing Toxic people to stay in your life is not healthy, and looking after ourselves is of top importance ! Xx

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  7. This post has inspired me to share my experience with a toxic person in my life. It’s been pretty significant as it happened just 7 months ago, but its been eating away at me and I just need someone who knows what I’m talking about to read it. I’ve saved a draft explaining my story. I will publish it in the next few days when I’m finished. Hope you would take the time in reading over it and keeping in touch. 🙂

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  8. yes…I have cut a few toxic people from my life…one was a boyfriend. We were on and off for 5 years and finally I said well….thats enough and I told him it was over etc and I stopped answering his texts and calls and blocked his number and emails. I do have a family member who can really rub me the wrong way. She is just rude, judgemental , and just doesnt think before opening her mouth. She is one of those people who think if you are not living life as she does then something is wrong with you. Here is an example of something she said that was incredibly rude ” Anyone who is 30 and not married and doesnt have kids, something is wrong with you”. She was basically bashing her friend who got married later in life (at age 38) and then got divorced. I am also over 30 and not married and do not have children. When I brought that up and said I dont think there is anything wring with me, she shut up. Not everyone wants to have kids and get married….interesting post….

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