Four Tips to Leave a Toxic Relationship

Four Tips to Leave a Toxic Relationship

Four Tips to Leave a Toxic Relationship

Are you tired of being out down by your friends?  Are you in a relationship that is no longer serving you?  When you surround yourself by negative people, you may start to feel the burden of these relationships on your own personal life.  You may be doubting yourself by constantly being belittled, underappreciated, and undervalued by your friends, family, or significant other.  Toxic relationships can be difficult to leave, but with the help of a counselor in Orlando, you can do so safely.  These are a few tips to help you safely leave a toxic relationship.

Put Aside Their Feelings

When you are constantly concerned about the feelings of others, you will have a difficult time putting yourself first and leaving a toxic situation.  Before you even bring up a conversation, you need to prioritize your feelings.  It is time for you to stop worrying about the feelings of others, rumors that may result, and any other opinions that may float around when you leave the relationship.  Put aside the feelings of others so that you can finally prioritize your safety and security.

Prepare for the Conversation

Take the time to prepare for the conversation with your friend.  This conversation will likely be difficult, and it may be confrontational.  Prepare yourself as best as possible by considering all the different scenarios that may occur.  When you do this, you will be ready for anything, and this can result in a better conversation.  Prepare comebacks to give yourself emotional resilience during these difficult conversations.

Stay Focused on the Main Point

When you are discussing the end of your relationship and your true emotions with your friend, family member, or significant other, stay focused on your main point.  Avoid tangents and distractions so that you can concentrate on the message that you want to get across to the other individual.  When you allow distractions and interruptions, you may not get to the end of your conversation, and you may not be able to speak your truth and reveal your emotions.

Set Personal Goals

Remember the real reason that you want to end the toxic relationship by focusing on your own goals.  Establishing your own personal goals will give you focus when the relationship ends, which will provide you with a clear path of what comes next.  By setting your own personal goals, you will set boundaries, stay true to yourself, and have a focus on how to proceed in your life when the relationship is truly over.

These are a few tips to help you leave a toxic relationship that does not serve you.  If you have a friend or significant other that does not respect you or your opinions, it may not benefit you to stay in this relationship anymore.  To learn how to safely leave a toxic relationship, set your own boundaries, and develop your self-esteem, you should consider working with a counselor in Orlando.  Contact us to set up your first appointment today.

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Heather Oller

Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.