I have one or two toxic friends, and I sometimes wonder why i put up with them. Is it because I have gotten used to them, and maybe don't feel that I can do any better.
Do we put up with toxic friends because we understand we have some toxic ways of our own, and almost all of us have something toxic about us, if we are honest with ourselves. It may be the little white lies we tell or the little tricks we play to get out of situations. Maybe we even ask too many questions, and some of the questions may be considered inane, silly, or insane...
Do we stay in toxic relations because of perceived benefits, i.e. companionship, sex, or comfort things like electricity, water, and food? What have been your own personal relationships with toxic people? Did they push you to the brim, and maybe even to an emotional outburst? Did they force you to go more inward?
Would love to hear what people have learned about toxic people in their lives?