If you're not careful, toxic people can negatively influence the way you think, feel, and behave. They can introduce unnecessary stress into your life and cause chaos that will drag you down. Here are nine telltale signs toxic people are getting the best of you:
Flattery only lasts for a moment. It offers no depth and no substance. It is like a lovely arrangement of flowers guaranteed to die within a few days. They are nice to have and lovely to marvel at, but the actual flowers won't get you very far.
Did you ever think about the fact that many of our friendships are 'accidental?' For most of our lives, the people that we meet are defined by our social context at the time. As a result, as we reach our 50s, we often find ourselves with people in our lives that are actually causing us more harm than good.
Toxic friends bring you down. Luckily your phone can now identify who they are. The new app pplkpr is designed to help you track your emotional response to your friends. The creators, Lauren McCarthy and Kyle McDonald, join us to discuss.
Ending a relationship with a friend can be just as heartbreaking as splitting from a romantic partner. The person who was
I experienced an array of emotions when I cut ties with my alcoholic father, and for me it was an emotionally conflicting time. Below are five emotions to expect when you choose to cut ties and walk away from someone in your life.
Sometimes we wonder if we're the problem, or if it really is her. Then there's the issue of mixed feelings because at some point she had been a good friend, and you feel badly the relationship has changed. But is that a good reason to hang on?
Remember, you come first. No one will treat you with love or respect unless you do so first for yourself. Releasing non-supportive relationships are one of the first ways to do this!
Living with toxic people can drain your energy, and they can make you sick. How? By transferring their negative energy to you. If you can't move out, don't worry. You can keep your sanity and thrive. But it will take determination on your part.
The danger of opening up to one of these people, Dr. Brown writes, is that the person can easily become one more piece of