Cutting Ties with Toxic People

Lisa Ryan Chief Appreciation Strategist at Grategy colored pencils“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s. And guess what they might have planned for you? Not much.” Jim Rohn

In my programs, I talk about the importance of spending more time with the people who love, support and encourage you and less time with those who bring you down. Deciding to end a toxic relationship is never easy, and it can also be the best thing you can do to take care of YOU.

After a fourth unprovoked blistering by a family member, I had to make one of the most difficult decisions of my life – to cut ties with this person. Realizing that all of the prayer, affirmation, love and support that I was extending was not going to change them, I knew I needed to take my own advice and remove myself from the relationship. 

Although I left the door open for a future relationship, it will only be on positive, loving and supportive terms. I’m not sure what’s going to happen, and I also know that the right and perfect outcome will happen. By accepting this person’s bad behavior, I knew I was giving them permission to continue it. (Note:  Happy Ending! This person called and our relationship is now healed.)

Do you have a poisonous person in your life? If so, it may be time to let it go – even if it’s just for the time being. It doesn’t have to be forever.