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Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself. ~Daniell Koepke

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I believe everyone can be toxic to someone. We may have ways and habits that are toxic to someone. The degree varies and some people's toxicity goes into dangerous territory.
AlienFox · F
I needed to hear this
I agree when someone is draining the life out of you it’s best to let them go if you can.
hurt people, hurt people. this is true, but we often times fail to slow down and understand where a persons pain is coming from. im not saying it’s our job to fix and heal others, but it is our job to help give them clarity with honesty. sometimes these “toxic” ppl don’t ever hear the truth and just have others run away from them. only to repeat it again and again. in the end, the goal is to teach others, hurt people don’t have to hurt people.

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