Ending a toxic relationship can be hard. When the chips are down and you can't find the right motivation to let go. These 13 quotes will give you the strength to free yourself from such negativity.
"Sometimes to keep yourself together, you must allow yourself to leave even if breaking your own heart is what it takes to breathe"
A toxic relationship sniffs life and joy out of you. Before you lose your breathe, take your leave.
"You can't change a person who believes that he does nothing wrong"
Even a patient has to come to terms with his health condition to benefit from a treatment plan. So does a toxic person need to realize his wrongs before he can make changes? The sad thing is, he never does. He believes that he is always right. If you remain in such a toxic environment, all you'll recognize is your face in a mirror and nothing else.
"Let them go, so you can grow"
Toxic people stunt your emotional and mental growth. You will never reach your full potential in their company, be it family or friends. They will constantly pull you down with their words and actions. So let them go. The withdrawal symptoms you will experience might seem like a near-death experience but you will come out refined.
"You can't change a person who believes he does nothing wrong"
Change, for someone extremely attached to a toxic individual, is going to be just as extremely difficult. But making such a change may be all you need to find the part of you lost to toxicity.
"The best way to move forward is to let go of those holding you back"
Toxic people will never permit you to progress. Without trying, they keep you in an emotional state that leaves you with no will to try to be better. You are too drained of positivity to grow. The only way out is to let them go.
"Toxic people will slowly kill you. They will kill your positive spirit and tamper with your mind and emotions"
Toxic people will make you think less of yourself than it is necessary to think. That way, you slowly fade off in your own eyes and gradually start to lack substance before others. Before they do this to you, separate yourself from their toxic energy.
"The most difficult part isn't letting go, it's not feeling guilty about it"
When the toxic relationship is within your family, this can be especially difficult. When you let go, you feel like you've betrayed the family institution but letting go is self-care.
"Don't set yourself on fire to keep someone else warm"
A toxic relationship requires you to oftentimes sacrifice your friends, dreams, and dignity. If you sacrifice these, you are literally setting yourself on fire. You'll burn out.
"Make your heart accept what your mind already knows"
Our mind often knows what's right but our hearts hold on to what we can live without like we can't. Once you realize that you're getting more harm than good, it's time to make your heart accept what your mind already knows.
"Actions prove who someone is; words just prove who they want to be"
A toxic person will speak a lot about who he is but his actions will betray his words. If after trying so hard to help him or her see what they need to work on and they consistently show no improvements, that version you see is who they are and you should walk away. Trying to stay to change them might be your biggest mistake.
"Don't open up your doors to toxic people under the guise of seeking closure"
Once you let go, don't look back. Seeking closure is just an excuse to return to that toxic environment it took so much to leave.
"It's better to start something new than imprison yourself in hoping for the impossible"
Toxic people will not change unless they see reasons to. The sad thing continues to be that they never do. So don't imprison yourself in hoping for the impossible.
"Sometimes you need to give up on people not because you don't care but because they don't"
Don't feel guilty about letting go. It wasn't your fault.