13 reasons why you are vulnerable to toxic people

At some point, we’ve all been involved with a toxic individual – that person who can’t help but be uneasy when we are happy, whose actions tend to leave us sad and drained, or one who develops an ego crisis once there’s a  semblance of progress or independence in our lives. “Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves, grows you or makes you happy.” – Unknown The tricky thing about dealing with such people is that you can’t use a one-size-fits-all approach. While it is more straight-forward to relieve a toxic employee of his job, it’s more complicated when trying to define our relationship with a long-term friend, partner, sibling or even parents – Yes parents! Just how do you tell a mother or mother-in-law, whose prolonged stay in your marital home is beginning to strain your marriage, ‘mama it’s time to leave’? Selfish love or over-protectiveness from our parents at certain stages of our lives may tend towards toxicity without them realizing it. It is our duty to help them maintain a healthy and mutually respectful relationship. This requires firm, but respectful and clear communication of our thoughts.   Others, cowards and malcontents, are only in our lives to take advantage of us. No matter what we do to please them, they are not satisfied. They cannot accept a relationship that is not purely...

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