Five Tips For Dealing With Toxic Family Members

Hey guys! Welcome back. I know many of us have toxic people in our families and cutting them out isn’t always an option. So I wanted to share with you some tips for how you can deal with them. It’s definitely not something that is easy and I know what it’s like to have to go through it. So here are some things I have learned for how to deal with them when you can just cut them out completely.

1. Brace yourself.

When you have to be around them or you know you will be somewhere that they are, always brace yourself. Don’t think that person has changed or that they are any different. You can expect to be treated the same way you always have. It’s not fun and it’s not fair, but it’s just the reality. So just prepare yourself for the absolute worst and maybe things will be better than you expect.

2. Keep communication to a minimum.

If you have to be around them, it is best to limit the communication you have with them. If you aren’t around them but they keep reaching out to you, don’t respond unless you absolutely have to. Silence speaks louder to words and you will save yourself from a lot of stress and heartache if you just don’t respond. Remember that you don’t have to talk to them even if they are related to you. You have to do what is best for you.

3. Keep private matter to yourself.

Don’t share any private details with them about your life, where you are, what you are doing, or who you are with. Simply put, it’s none of their business and if you make it their business they are likely to make it everyone else’s business as well. So don’t share any information with them that you want kept private.

4. Forgive, but never forget.

Forgiving someone who hurts you multiple times is never an easy thing to do. But it’s necessary not for them, but for you. You have to learn to let go of those negative feelings and emotions because holding on only hurts you. But it’s also important not to forget what they have done because if you do it will be easier for them to get back in and hurt you again.

5. Don’t try to change the person.

You can’t change the person who is toxic to you and you won’t get anywhere by trying. You will be wasting a lot of time and energy trying to get them to be different. A person can only change if they see the problem and they want to be different. You can’t change them so there is no point in trying. Just keep a distance and limit communication.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you find this helpful. Please like it if you do. If you have any tips, I encourage you to share them in the comments because I think we could all learn a few things to help up. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!

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