In these situations, the best thing you can do is love yourself with as much effort as you love them. This means removing yourself from the toxic relationship — permanently.
When toxic people see that you have enough self-respect and love to walk away, it actually gives them a great example of what love looks like. In no way does your presence give them the right to abuse you, and leaving you are can help them see that abuse should never be tolerated.
6. He is familiar, and you are scared of letting go.
It’s hard to let go of someone and something that is so familiar to us, even if it is for the wrong reasons.
Chances are you know the drill — he hurts you, you fight, you leave, he apologizes, you come back — and then it happens again and again.
The pain has become this controllable emotion, and in a way, you have become comfortable because you know what to expect. Walking into the unknown means that you don’t know what will happen next.
But that’s just the thing.
We are in control of our own happiness and choices, and while we can’t always choose what happens to us, we can control our reaction to it.
You deserve to be in a happy, safe and peaceful relationship.
Don’t be afraid to take that leap of faith and walk away once and for all.
Written by Renee Slansky
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