Toxic Families and understanding if your involved in one. Does the word ‘toxic’ describe your family and interaction with them? Toxic by definition refers to anything unhealthy or very lethal when ingested in large amounts. Does this term now seem more fitting?
Members of your family that are toxic can and do cause much unneeded stress. Their constant ways of hurtful manipulation, chaos, drama, control. neediness, clinging, negative criticism, and other unhealthy traits leave you drained. Leave you emotionally feeling constantly bad about who you are. This belief that we must “stick it out” because they are family is a conditioned response. If you allow yourself involvement year after year with toxic family members then your the one in harm’s way in regards to your physical, emotional and spiritual health.