How do you leave a toxic relationship? How do you get out of a toxic relationship when you still love them? and how do you walk away from a toxic relationship? These are the questions I keep receiving in my mail, every week. And today, I have decided to write an article on how to let go of a toxic relationship.
A toxic relationship is one that makes you feel worse rather than feeling better. People in toxic relationships feel misunderstood, unsupported, demeaned and unworthy of affection. Such relationships do not build you, rather it destroys and stops you from being your true self.
Ending a toxic relationship is not easy, but with these tips, you will successfully let go and live your normal life again.
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How to leave a toxic relationship
1. Understand that you deserve to be treated better
The first way to leave a toxic relationship is to realize that you deserve the best. This is the hallmark of everything I’m going to share with you, in this article. You don’t deserve to be in a relationship that does not help you to become a better version of yourself. No matter how ugly or bad you think you are, you don’t deserve to be treated bad. You are worthy of something good, a meaningful relationship.
2. Initiate a breakup with them
If you are still living with your toxic partner and you are wondering how to get out of the relationship? The best thing to do is to initiate a breakup with them. Tell them they have tried for you but the relationship is not working nor is it adding value to your life. Therefore, you need to end it for good.
If you think your partner is going to hurt you, then avoid telling them. Park out of the house when he is not around and make sure you drop a note for him.
If you’re not living together with your toxic partner, make arrangements on how to break up with them. You can do that over the phone or by simply telling them when you go on a date. But make sure you understand the type of person he is, and avoid breaking up in a lonely place or in his room. He might rape or even strangle you to death.
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3. Cease all forms of communication with them
It is not easy to leave a relationship especially if you really love your partner. But when you have finally done that, avoid getting in touch with them. This will help you let go of the feelings you have for them. But if you’re still keeping in touch with them, it will be hard for you to let go.
4. Heal first before starting a new relationship
Do not rush into a new relationship after breaking up with your partner. Allow yourself some time to heal emotionally before dating another person. This will help you not to take your past into your new relationship.
5. Go out and meet new people
Refuse the temptation of feeling lonely after a breakup. The only way you can overcome this is to go out and meet new people. Go on a date when you are sure you have finally healed emotionally. This is the time to make yourself feel good. Chill and make yourself happy.
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6. Stick to your decision
After ending the relationship, try everything possible to keep the distance. Stick to your decision. It is not your responsibility to check on your ex to know how they’re coping with the breakup. Just leave them alone. They will be fine without you, and you will also be fine without them.
What to say when ending a toxic relationship
Start by appreciating your partner for all their efforts, and highlight a few things you like about them. After that, tell them you’re no more interested in the relationship, that you want a breakup or a divorce. Give your reasons but keep everything polite and simple. Don’t tell stories just to convince them. If they don’t understand, they should leave it. All you want is a breakup.
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