“Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful—you have every right to leave and create a safer place for yourself.” —Daniell Koepke
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Great quote on which to end the day and to bring our discussion of toxic people to a close. Good night all!
I met you on Danny Ray’s site. You have no idea how timely this is for me. Thank you for these reminders. Nice to meet you.
Janice, I’m glad this was a reminder that you deserve the best and, within that reminder, you need to surround yourself with positive people. You need to rid your life of toxic surroundings. Have a wonderful night and it is nice to meet you!
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Very well said!