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Any true relationship between friends or significant others should be one between equals.
You give and take equally.
One person's needs aren't met over another's.
Friends and partners are supposed to give you energy, lift you up when you're down and want the best for you.
But sometimes we get into relationships that drain energy from us.
These are toxic relationships and they can negatively affect all aspects of our lives.
On this week's well cast we're gonna show you how you can tell if you're even in a toxic relationship and then we're gonna help you extricate yourself from that unhealthy situation pronto.
Selfie 1 : Diagnose the relationship
How do you know if a friend or partner bring you down?
Well, in much the same way that you know that you're coming down with a cold, toxic relationships come with symptoms.
When you're around this person, how do you feel?
Here are a few other questions you should ask yourself if you're thinking you might be in a toxic situation.
Does my friend put me down all the time?
Are they jealous when I spend time with others ?
Do they constantly bring up parts of me that they want to change ?
Did they take more than give?
Am I only doing the things that they want to do?
Selfie 2: Recognize your role
In the relationship, as Eleanor Roosevelt said, "Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent."
Alright , look , what we got that from Princess Diaries obviously, moving on.
Listen, you have autonomy in every relationship in your life.
If your friend or partner is stealing your sunshine, you need to figure out what you're doing to allow them to do this.
Are you being a doormat ?
Are you putting this person's emotional needs ahead of your own health?
Selfie 3: Start to build boundaries for this relationship
Does your friend invite himself over at all hours in the night?
Are they constantly bossing you around ?
Are they always borrowing money from you?
Alright, once you know the boundary that you want to set, stick to it.
Draw your line in the sand.
Selfie four : Recognize , you can't change other people but you can stop being a doormat.
If you have determined a friendship, or a relationship is toxic you know that you have to change the nature of that relationship.
Start by spending less time with that person and do your best to detach yourself emotionally.
Hopefully setting boundaries will help you begin to phase this relationship out.
Selfie 5 : Get a second opinion.
Especially if you're emotionally vulnerable, the best thing you can do is surround yourself with people who love you and who want you to be happy and healthy.
Use them as a lifeline during this time.
Selfie 6 : Above all else , look out for yourself.
Studies have shown that people with low self-esteem are far more likely to find themselves in toxic relationships.
You will never be treated with love and respect unless you absolutely believe that you deserve these things.
Remember, you teach people how to treat you, so do yourself the favor of loving yourself.
That's the first step to any relationship.
To recap, if you have diagnosed yourself as being in a toxic relationship, the first step is recognizing this, then recognizing your role in the relationship.
Once you do this, you can start to set boundaries for this relationship and change the way you interact with this person.
To help, surround yourself with people who love you and above all else, look out for yourself.
Ah, well, that's all for me today WellCasters.
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Toxic People: How to End a Bad Relationship

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Sunny Hsu published on February 27, 2018    Paris Tsai translated    Eating reviewed
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