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5 Steps to End a Toxic Relationship

Realizing you are in a toxic relationship is hard to notice, but ending that relationship can be even harder to do. When people realize they are in a toxic relationship it can take a while for them to end them. These relationships can be between a parent and child, a boyfriend and girlfriend, or a supervisor and employee. Rosemary K.M Sword, a contributor writer for Psychology Today has five tips to help you end those toxic relationships:

  1. Review past negative behaviors-start by distancing yourself from denial
  2. Discover how you feel in the present-start by identifying the benefits in the relationship
  3. Practice selected present hendonism - fill the hole left behind from ending the relationship
  4. Be pro-social - surround yourself with positive people
  5. Replace past negatives with a bright future positive

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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.