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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 and Family Therapist in Agoura Hills, CA. She graduated Phillips Graduate Institute with a Master of Arts in Psychology in 2014 and received her Chemical Dependency Specialty in 2014. Today, she practices Congnitive-behavioral therapy to help individuals, couples, and families identify and overcome a variety of unique challenges.