3 tips to avoid toxic relationships

By Miss Kes

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Print this page Email A Friend!


Avoiding toxic relationships can be challenging when it's so hard to identify one. But a toxic relationship can erode your confidence and have you feeling confused about who you really are.

Ultimately, this can stifle you mentally, resulting in depression.

Below are three tips to guide you towards avoidance.

1. How do you feel when you are around the person and spending time with them? If you feel inadequate as a person or they make you feel like you are beneath them, clearly that person is toxic and should be avoided. Anyone who puts you down or steps on your self-esteem is not worthy of you. A healthy relationship is the opposite – the person builds you up. Anything less, you are better without.

2. Are you genuinely yourself when you are around them? If you have to fake it to make it, you are better off without that person. No one should force you to pretend to be someone you are not or to indulge in activities that compromise your morals and standards. If a relationship is healthy, you are your best you with no pretending.

3. When you are not around them, do you feel relieved? If you feel free to be you and happy outside of their company, that person is toxic. If their presence annoys you or forces you to pretend like you do enjoy being in their company, that relationship is also toxic.

ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT