Cutting Toxic Relationships

November 7, 2017

We all know that one person who is never happy about our successes and always treats us like we’ll amount to nothing. So, why do we continue to keep this person in our life?


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We’re so dependent on others that we’re willing to keep toxic people around us, just because we don’t want to be alone. However, it’s better to be alone than to have toxic people around us. It’s important to cut toxic people out of our life, because when we do, we’ll stop feeling useless. We’ll stop feeling like we don’t matter, and we’ll stop feeling like we will never amount to anything.


Having toxic people in our life will only damage our mental health. We will start to believe that we won’t be successful and that we should just give up. Why keep someone in our life when they’re never happy about our accomplishments and they don’t want the best for us? We should only keep the people in our life who genuinely care about us, our happiness, our future, and our success.


Keeping toxic people in our life will only convince us that our goals and accomplishments don’t matter. This will make us want to give up. Cutting toxic relationships is good for our soul, because it’s like a breath of fresh air when they’re finally gone. Eliminating toxic relationships will give us more joy and positivity in our life. When we cut off toxic relationships, they won’t be able to control us anymore. They won’t be able to tell us what to do, and we won’t feel like nothing anymore.


Whether it’s a relationship or a friendship, it’s important to cut the toxic people out. Once we do, our mindset will only go up from there. Having toxic relationships will hinder us from bettering ourselves and bettering our future. It’s okay to think selfishly and remove the people who don’t help us grow or succeed.


When we cut toxic people out of our life, we can live the life we want to- the life we were meant to have. We can be selfish. We must cut people out who don’t help us grow. We should only keep those who make it known that they matter to us and that they want the best for us.


Think again about your friendships and relationships. Do they want the best for you or do they constantly bring you down? Cut the people off who aren’t happy about your achievements.

My name is Linda Tran. I'm 24 years old from Boston and I'm majoring in Marketing with a concentration in Social Media at the Southern New Hampshire University. A fun fact about me is that I learned coding and HTML at the age of 11.

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