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How To Eliminate Toxic Relationships And Be Instantly Happier

How To Prevent toxic people from stealing your happiness

Steve Spring
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5 min readJul 28, 2018


“Some of the most poisonous people come disguised as friends and family.” — Unknown

Don’t Let Toxic People Steal Your Happiness

Getting rid of a toxic friend is one thing, but what can you do about a toxic person that you can’t avoid?

We all have them.

The toxic people that we can’t avoid in our lives.

It might be a parent, a sibling, a friend, or even a co-worker.

So, how do you deal with the person that you want to avoid at all costs?

What Is A Toxic Person?

“Toxic people attach themselves like cinder blocks tied to your ankles, and then invite you for a swim in their poisoned waters.” ― John Mark Green

The word ‘Toxic” is used a lot in relationships these days, but what exactly is a toxic person?

According to the Urban Dictionary:

“Basically an individual (or individuals) who has a very negative and self-entitlement disorder outlook in life. They are never happy and always want more and more…You can literally die from these people, they will lead you astray.”

What Makes A Person Toxic And Not Just Annoying?

According to Juanita Fourie, on Quora these are the most recognizable traits of Toxic people:

  • Toxic people are manipulative and will play the victim to make you feel guilty so they can get their way. For a toxic person, only one person’s needs will ever matter and that one person sure ain’t you.
  • Do not expect to ever hear the word “sorry” from a toxic person’s lips, as they are emotionally immature and therefore incapable of introspection and taking ownership of their mistakes.
  • Having compassion for a fellow human being and their thoughts, feelings, and circumstances is something far from the heart of a toxic person and their lack of empathy.
  • For the toxic, self-obsessed person, the only…



Steve Spring
Ascent Publication

Husband, Father, Christian, coffee lover. Writer for Live Your Life On Purpose, The Startup, Better Humans, BeYourself and The Ascent.