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When it comes to letting go of toxic people we tend to be quite efficient overall but the truth is, there are likely toxic people within your family that you’re overlooking.

Toxic people are often quite present within our families whether that means immediate family or perhaps distant relatives we only see from time to time. A lot of different things factor into whether or not a family member is toxic but in many cases, once you’ve identified a toxic family member distancing yourself from them can really make a big impact on your well-being overall.

If you’re wondering whether or not a relationship is toxic then you should probably assume that it is, however, there are lots of ways to identify one if you’re unsure of what you’re dealing with. First off you need to question how this person treats you as well as others, do they seem to be more cold and aggressive towards you? If this person makes you feel like you’re never good enough or as if you’re always walking on eggshells around them, they’re probably toxic.

Some of the more common red flags associated with toxic relationships overall are things like lying, blaming others, bad-mouthing others, manipulation, and so forth. While you might feel guilty for cutting family members from your life, you shouldn’t refuse to do it merely because someone comes from the same tree as you do. In the end, our own wellbeing trumps everything else within reason.

Cutting ties with someone whether it’s your brother, cousin, mother, or uncle-in-law is not giving up on that person as a whole, it is merely choosing to put yourself first despite everything else. There are consequences that these people need to deal with. They don’t get to keep beating you down just because you’re related to one another, point-blank.

Whether someone is constantly coming to you for help and never changing or making an effort to pay you back or someone is constantly making you worry to the point where it’s affecting your health, you need to know when cutting ties is the right move. If you find your needs slipping, you need to take things into your own hands. You can only express your concern and emotions so many times before you realize that nothing is going to change.

For more on this topic please check out the video below. Sure, toxic family members might be hard to let go of but that doesn’t mean they are immune to it. You should always keep your wellbeing in mind with the connections you allow before you. Even just setting proper boundaries can help more than you’d ever imagine.