People can bring a lot of happiness and fulfillment to our lives. However, sometimes relationships morph into something toxic. What happens when you leave interactions with loved ones feeling drained, sad or angry?Is it time to move on?
Assess if your needs are being met. No matter what kind of relationship, give and take is important. If you find that your friend, partner or family member is always on the taking end, tell them how you feel. If things don’t change, perhaps it is time to take a step back.
You feel like the worst version of yourself. If a loved one spends time intentionally making you feel badly about yourself or encourages unhealthy or dangerous behaviors, it may be time to consider walking away.
You feel disrespected. If you feel that your loved one does not respect you, have a conversation with them. This disrespect may come in the form of crossed boundaries, unkind words or untrustworthiness. If it is consistent, it may be time to move on.
Relationships come in all shapes and sizes, but it is important that they bring us joy more often than heartache. Having fulfilling, happy relationships is important for emotional and physical health.
“Relationship is an art. The dream that two people create is more difficult to master than one.” Don Miguel Ruiz