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 (via internal-acceptance-movement)
I had to remove a toxic person from my life last year. It was really hard, and really painful, and that person totally doesn’t get why I had to do it, which makes it even worse. (via wilwheaton)
Still, I’m so glad that I did, and I’m much happier without that person in my life.
Signal boosting in case anyone needed to know this.
This is informative as heck. Show this to everyone!
I had no idea what it actually did. Glad it’s an option out there & once again glad I’m gay and don’t have to worry about it.