BHS- Where you want to go, if you love to write!
By Kate Douglas
We all have those relationships in our lives that we hold onto even though they are potentially toxic to our health. Whether it is a relative, friend, or partner, these people can damage us in many ways. Then why do we still cling on?
Maybe we are blinded by the good in these types of people. Maybe we have been around them for so long that we do not see what negative effect they are having on us. Whatever the reason may be, we need to rid these people from our lives. What is a toxic relationship, you might ask? Sometimes it means your friend, relative, partner, etc, is very controlling. Other times it means that they are abusive. It is basically a relationship that you have that has a negative effect on your life. It all depends on the situation. Sometimes, without us even knowing it, these relationships are making us more stressed or less happy in life. It gets to a certain point when you need to tell yourself that you deserve better, that this treatment you are getting from these people is not right.
This is the hard part, telling ourselves that we deserve more. For some reason, we tend to settle for what we have because we think there is not anything better waiting for us. We torture ourselves and suffer in these toxic relationships, and yet the solution is so simple. If we just flushed these people from our lives, I think we would find our lives would become a lot happier. We just need to realize that we do deserve more, that we are worthy of a happy life, free of these toxic people.