How to Heal From a Toxic Relationship
We have all been there before. We keep going back to that one person who kept breaking our hearts, time and time again. While the push and pull looks attractive in the movies, it is not healthy in real life. It is actually dangerous to be in a toxic relationship. The after effects of a toxic relationship can stay with a person for a long time and can lead to mental trauma like PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, etc. That is why it is crucial that we as human beings choose the right partner. So how do heal from a Toxic Relationship?
- Practice Affirmations. Affirmations are wonderful. There is nothing more powerful than “I am statements.” Getting up, looking at yourself in the mirror and creating a positive statement about yourself can create a wonderful future for yourself.
- Practice Self Care. Focus on you. No matter what it is you love to do, do it. Go shopping, play a sport. Do something that builds up your self-esteem. When you start loving yourself the right person will take notice.
- Leave All Toxic Situations Behind. There is a saying “If you keep on doing what you have been doing you will get the same results.” Sit down and ask yourself “How can I change my negative with a positive behavior?” example: If you wat to settle down and have a family but keep on going to the club and you keep meeting guys who do not want to settle down or who are emotionally unavailable ask yourself “Where can I go to meet someone who is healthy and looking for what I am looking for?” Try to be the person you are trying to attract.
- Know What You Want in a Partner. It is crucial that you know what you want in a partner. If you do not know what you want in a partner you will think every person is the one. Then you will end up in all different types of toxic relationships. You will settle just to be in a relationship. Once you have standards you will refuse to settle for anything less than second best because you know your worth.
- Understand That Good Relationships Take Time. Don’t compare your love life to your friends. Dating is like trial and error. Everyone meets the right person at different times. Just know that if it has not happened yet it will. Do not lose faith.
- Have a Positive Support System. If you want a healthy relationship than it is crucial that you surround yourself in an environment with people who are in healthy relationships. The consequences of being in a relationship with people who are dysfunctional can be; they can start brainwashing you, you can become isolated and it will be harder for you to meet someone.
- Enjoy Your Life. Have fun with your friends. Have fun with your family. Love, laugh and always take new opportunities as they come. The right person will eventually see it.
I hope this advice helped. Sometimes you have to go through really bad relationships to appreciate good ones. As the saying goes “You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you meet your prince.”
"Learing to love yourself is the greatest love of all," - Whitney Housten
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