Battling the Storm Within

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Why It's Okay To Cut Toxic Family Members Out of Your Life

Before you start blocking Aunt Susan and your second cousin, it’s important to recognize the signs of a toxic person:
  • They’re judgmental. Constructive criticism is healthy, but persistent, unwarranted criticism can deteriorate anyone’s self-esteem.
  • They feed off drama. Have you ever turned to a family member for some personal advice? Yet, somehow after you’ve shared your most vulnerable moments with them—someone you thought was a trusted ally—somehow everyone in your family knows everything about your personal life (including your distant cousin in Hungary, who you’ve never met).


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