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9 Signs Its Time to Remove Toxic People From Your Life

Throughout one's lifetime one can come across many different people. Some individuals will turn out to be an inspiration, contributing to your life in a positive way.  Others may end up being toxic and a negative force. Toxic individuals are not people to keep around for the long run. Amy Morin, a contributor writer for Psychology Today, states there are nine signs that it may be time to remove toxic people from your life. 

  1. You talk about them a lot 
  2. You loose your temper 
  3. Your self-esteem dwindles 
  4. You blame them for your behavior
  5. You dread spending time with them
  6. You stoop to their level 
  7. You resort to unhealthy coping mechanisms 
  8. You don't set healthy boundaries 
  9. Your relationships suffer 

Click here to learn more about these signs to eliminate toxic people from your life. 


Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.