Toxic relationships come in many different forms. If you aren’t sure if your relationship is toxic or not, it’s important to pay attention to how you feel about the relationship. If you don’t feel emotionally or physically safe, then it’s a sure indication the relationship is unhealthy, and you should make plans to leave.
Leaving toxic relationships is incredibly challenging, and that’s why we’re offering some advice on how you can leave your toxic partner once and for all. Take a break from scheduling a consult with Confident Comfort, and let’s get right into it.
Find a Support System
When you’re doing anything that’s hard in your life, it’s always important that you establish a healthy support system. Ending a toxic relationship is going to take a heavy toll on you, but you don’t have to go at it alone.
Reach out to friends and family that you trust to help you feel more at ease with leaving a toxic partner. Oftentimes, toxic relationships make us feel isolated, and that’s why it’s paramount you surround yourself with people whom you can rely on and who you know care about you.
An unfortunate effect of a toxic relationship is that you lose sight of who you are. Whether your partner was emotionally, verbally, or physically abusive, you’ve undoubtedly felt more insecure about yourself. On top of that, you may have started to lose love for yourself.
Practicing self-love is an important step when you’re on the verge of leaving a toxic partner. You need to build up respect and confidence in yourself to be able to go through with making a choice that you know is ultimately best for you. Building your self-love can be done through daily affirmations, journaling, and mindfulness meditation.
Focus on Reality
One of the reasons that people find it difficult to end a toxic relationship is that they’re not experiencing reality. Instead, they think of how the relationship used to be or what it could be if things changed. Unfortunately, this keeps people trapped in their imaginations instead of seeing reality for what it is.
When you’re working on leaving a toxic relationship, it’s crucial that you pay attention to what is instead of what was or what could be. Focus on how you’re feeling in the moment and stay away from daydreaming about who you wish your partner was. Sometimes, writing down the reasons your partner isn’t good for you is a helpful reminder of why you want to leave the relationship. When you start second-guessing your decision to leave, turn to what you’ve written down to help give you clarity that you’re making the right choice.
Toxic relationships are incredibly damaging to anyone who has experienced them. You may feel like you’ll never get out of the relationship, but we’re here to tell you that it is possible with a little preparation. Remind yourself, as often as possible, that you’re worthy of real love and a relationship that builds you up instead of tears you down.