Toxic relationships can lead to poor mental, physical and emotional health. Nearly everyone involved in one becomes stressed out and ends up suffering from chronic fatigue, insomnia, and a host of other ailments.
If you're in a toxic relationship that's sucking you dry, you don't have to stay. You can literally walk away. And while it might be easier said than done, eliminating toxic people from your life can be the most liberating and empowering experience you can give yourself. Keep reading and you'll find resources to help you break free.
People who are negative and angry all the time are frequently referred to as Energy Vampires because they suck the life out of you. These Energy Vampires can be friends, family, co-workers, business associates, or customers.
When dealing with Energy Vampires on the phone, a simple solution is called Hold It! It's simple. Just ask them to "Hold It." Push that hold button and take a break from the conversation. Take the time you need to collect your thoughts, breathe deeply (through your nose and out your mouth) and relax. Then, when you are ready, get back on the line and handle the situation calmly.
Feeling victimized is exhausting. Remember - YOU have choices. Use them!
Pssst… Need help managing "boundaries" and knowing how to spot unhealthy relationships? Here are a couple of easy-does-it conversations that are available to you 24/7. Come on over and listen in!
Nice Girls - Toxic Love and Breaking the Ties that Bind - Asante Penny and Viveca Stone-Berry
Healthy Relationships, Alanon and Hidden Fatigues – Rebecca White and Viveca Stone-Berry
Viveca Stone-Berry is the founder of FatigueBeGone.com and author of Fatigue Be Gone! Jumpstart e-Guide which helps women of all ages re-energize themselves and their relationships.