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How to Avoid Toxic Relationships



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2012 is over and we welcome in the New Year. New Year means new opportunities and sometimes new friends. Do you find that your relationships bring you down? Look at the people you spend your time with. They say you are the sum of the five people you spend the most time with. Are the people that you spend your time with uplifting, happy, and joyful? Are they depressing, angry, and victims? Or do they smile a lot or are they depressed and sad?

Your outlook on life is important, and the people you spend time with will help shape your reality instead of wasting your new year with people who want to bring you down. Surround yourself with positive uplifting friends and family.

Toxic people are people who only take from you and they don’t go out of their way to help you. People who tend to talk about themselves a lot, and are never there for you when you need them.

They often blame other people for their own misfortunes and they may be gossipy and jealous. Here are the main types of toxic people and how you can avoid them.

Debbie Downer

You may know the person who always gossips and they are a drama queen. Debbie downer is someone who is very melancholy. They are always looking for a reason to complain whether it’s the weather, their job, or even the color of their nail polish. Whatever it is, it will bother them and they will feel down about it.

When you smile at them they will snarl back. Instead of wasting your energy on someone who is going to try to take your energy, move along, and separate yourself from them.

The Guilt Tripper

You may know the guilt tripper, they make you feel bad for everything you do. You can’t do anything right. You seem to try to succeed or make your dreams come true, and they guilt you and make you feel bad for being who you are. Guilt trippers are never happy, you cannot satisfy them. They always want what they don’t have and they make you feel bad for being and having what you have let the guilt tripper be to themselves.

The sick person

You may know someone who is always sick. Always complaining and always has a chronic condition. No matter what you do, it is not enough because the sick person is always feeling under the weather. No matter what you do, they always feel worse. You cannot help them, just let them be. The best thing to do is to set energetic boundaries between these types of people are not always good friends.